NYPL Releases iPad App

The New York Public Library has released documentary-like iPad app, with stories from their collection. The first edition of the  NYPL Biblion: World’s Fair app, is all about when New York held the World’s Fair from 1939-1940. It includes essays, videos, audio files and archival photos from the library’s collection.

The app coincides with an exhibit at the library. Venture Beat.com has more: “The Library is aiming to open up the wealth of its research collections to the public, so we can expect updates to the app with more collections in the future. Biblion also just one of three major iPad apps that NYPL is planning.”

The app has very beautiful content and will help explain the giant globe that you see in Queens when you are driving to JFK. It’s free, and worth checking out. Here is a video that tells more.