Tag: NYC

GIS Analysis of Stop and Frisks Near Public Housing Areas in 2011

This mapping project examines stop and frisk data and public housing data.

miNYstories: The Mixed-Up Edition and Tesla’s NY

MiNYstories are short multimedia narratives about New York City inspired by literary works. John Moore will be presenting stories inspired by From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg, and Will Dean will present stories inspired by Lightning: A Novel by Jean Echenoz (a fictionalized account of Nikola Tesla’s life).

Chinese Bodice-Rippers, Russian Vampire Novels and Danielle Steele in Albanian: The World of Languages at New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library

To say that knowledge of foreign languages is useful for librarians in the city public libraries is an understatement. And yet library schools are not preparing future librarians to deal with barriers to access resulting from foreign languages, and past research on the topic in library science journals has been sparse. In order to understand this vital yet ignored part of public librarianship, I will analyze the different approaches that the NYPL and BPL take in developing foreign language collections, and I will make recommendations for future changes in the field.

Archiving Cemeteries

Archives store, maintain and organize a variety of primary sources, which can range from letters to audiovisual recordings along with any primary documentation in-between. Archiving cemeteries offer an…