NYPL Labs-Turning Physical Data into Digital Knowledge


Last month I attended a Hacks/Hackers http://hackshackers.com event that the NYPL hosted. Here is a blog post from the NYPL Labs team discussing what was covered http://hackshackers.com/blog/2013/09/16/nypl-labs-turns-physical-data-digital-knowledge-hhnyc/  and there is a link to the slides that were used during the presentation: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5949624/NYPL-Labs-9-10-13-HacksHackers.pdf

When we were asked to define Digital Humanities a few classes ago, my definition was a clunky explanation about accessibility to information.  I think the projects that the NYPL Labs team are working on exemplify what I understand the digital humanities to be.  Also, I think it’s revolutionizing the access to information that public libraries can provide…which is very exciting.

-Melanie Locay