Saturday, November 13, 2010

Collection Update from

New York Heritage Digital Collections has recently added several new collections to its cooperative site at , including the Buffalo Postcards Collection housed at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, the Polster Photographs of Lockport Collection housed at the Lockport Public Library, 1896-1910 Rensselaer County Fair materials from the Nassau Free Library, and the Murder Pamphlet Collection Exhibit from the Research Library, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY. is a project of the NY 3Rs Association, which uses OCLC’s CONTENTdm Multisite Server to bring regionally 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 through their local reference and research library resources councils 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.

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