Here's an interesting announcement that was circulated internally...

The New York Public Library Launches Digital Library Collections

The New York Public Library introduces its Digital Library Collections web site,
featuring a wide range of primary source materials from The Library's four
research libraries, at <>.

The first collection, the Digital Schomburg, comprises 56 texts and more than
500 images representing African American history and culture. The Digital
Schomburg includes two components, "Images of African Americans in the 19th
Century" and "19th-Century African American Women Writers." The images in
Digital Schomburg document the social, political, and cultural worlds of African
American people from slavery to various stages of freedom. The texts in the
collection include essays, works of fiction and poetry, and autobiography and
biography--among them, Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice from the South; Phillis
Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral; and Harriet Jacobs'
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. The materials are drawn primarily from
The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture,
one of the world's leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of
materials on the global African and African diasporan experiences.

Other online collections currently in development include Small Town America:
Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection, 1850-1910; The New York
Public Library for the Performing Arts Millennium Project; Urban Landscape
Photography in the Romana Javitz Collection; and Berenice Abbott's Changing New
York. The Library participates in several cooperative projects, including
Marriage and the Law in the U.S. and the U.K.; the Global Migration Project;
Travels Along the Hudson, and Making of America II.

For more information about NYPL's Digital Library Collections, contact Pamela
Ellis at [log in to unmask] or join the DLC mailing list at

Susan Veccia, Educational Resources Specialist
National Digital Library
Library of Congress
email: [log in to unmask]     voice: 202/707-6151        fax: 202/252-3173