Tuesday, September 21, 2010

NewYorkHeritage.org adds collections

New York Heritage Digital Collections has recently added twelve new collections to its cooperative site at newyorkheritage.org, including the Bowers Collection from the Broome County Historical Society, Historic Paintings Unwrapped from the History Center of Tompkins County, the Daughters of Charity Collection from the Lourdes Hospital, the Crandall Public Library Center for Folklife, History, and Cultural Programs Digital Collections, and the Digital Collections of Albany Law School.

NewYorkHeritage.org is a project of the NY 3Rs Association, which uses OCLC’s CONTENTdm Multisite Server to bring previously digitized collections together, allowing researchers to search across all items simultaneously. This project provides free, online access to images of cultural and historical significance in New York State.

Participants in New York Heritage Digital Collections are committed to enhancing the site by adding both content and contributing institutions on a regular basis. The goal of the project is to eventually connect one thousand collections and one million items from throughout New York State. All institutions interested in participating in the project are encouraged to complete this online form.

The New York 3Rs Association is a partnership among New York’s nine reference and research resource systems. The New York 3Rs was incorporated in 2003 to further the ability of those systems to provide statewide services. The members of the New York 3Rs Association are: the Capital District Library Council, Central New York Library Resources Council, Long Island Library Resources Council, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Northern New York Library Network, Rochester Regional Library Council, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, South Central Regional Library Council, and Western New York Library Resources Council.

1 comment:

Susan D'Entremont said...

Thanks for advertising this. New York Heritage is a portal site that includes CDLC Digital Collections. The latter site includes images from 25+ institutions in the Capital District, and items are constantly being added.

Among some of the great things in this collection are photos of Tollgate Ice Cream in Slingerlands from the 1950s (looks pretty much like it does today), medieval illuminated manuscript pages owned by Siena College, photos of the groundbreaking of Maria College, and photos taken during the early days of the Erie Canal in several institutions' collections.

Come visit us! www.cdlc.org & then click on the CDLC Digital Collections icon.