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LG-00-15-0263-15

New York Public Library
Fiscal Year: 
2015
Award: 
$1,372,154.00
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
National Digital Platform

The New York Public Library (NYPL), in close collaboration with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and 19 partner libraries and library consortia from across the country will expand and provide outreach for the Library Simplified open source eBook platform. Through this work, the partners aim to unify and improve the eBook borrowing and reading experience for library users across the country. The project directly supports technology development and implementation of the Open eBooks initiative, an effort to make eBooks available to children and youth from low-income families. The project also supports a broader strategy to enhance open source software tools for public library systems across the country to provide access to eBooks.