"Free Online Collection of 275,000 Images from World-Renowned New York Public Library Launches March 3
Civil War Photographs, Illuminated Manuscripts, Japanese Prints, New York City Views, Early American Maps, and More Available in Unparalleled Database of Rare Items
ew York, NY, March 2, 2005 -- A large, rich treasury of images from the collections of The New York Public Library will be accessible free of charge over the Internet starting tomorrow via NYPL Digital Gallery, according to Dr. Paul LeClerc, President of the Library. "By opening the doors of our acclaimed collections to users over the Internet, we are plunging fully into an exciting new era of Library service," said Dr. LeClerc. "These visual materials, many of which are unique to the Library, will be available to anyone in the world with an Internet connection at any time, free of charge. We see new possibilities for exciting intellectual discoveries and accomplishments by scholars, researchers, and artists from remote locations who will be able to easily use our materials."NYPL Digital Gallery is accessible at digitalgallery.nypl.org. (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/)"