NYPL’s Public Domain Digital Collection Now More Accessible

By Dianna Dilworth Comment


The New York Public Library is making high resolution images from its digital collection available for free download from its site for the first time.

NYPL’s Digital Collections website has access to more than 180,000 public domain photographs, manuscripts, scrolls, personal letters and maps. In addition, to the image update, the organization is improving its metadata to make it easier for researchers to find these digital assets.

The library is hoping that people will use this content to create their own and has also launched a new Remix Residency program. Check it out:

Administered by the Library’s digitization and innovation team, NYPL Labs, the residency is intended for artists, information designers, software developers, data scientists, journalists, digital researchers, and others to make transformative and creative uses of digital collections and data,and the public domain assets in particular. Two projects will be selected, receiving financial and consultative support from Library curators and technologists.