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LG-36-19-0090-19

New York Public Library
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$189,054.00
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
LG-Nat Digital Infrastructures - Project

The New York Public Library will create a database of published books from the US Copyright Office's Catalog of Copyright Entries. The proposed project will support NYPL's broader work to increase digital access to public domain books published in the 20th century, and unlock access to thousands of books in the public domain for libraries across the country. The project hopes to enhance the searchability of certain copyright records that will aid in opening access to books published after 1924. By extracting the data from nearly 24,000 pages of copyright records, this project will lay the foundation to make over 800,000 records about books and other materials more accessible to the public. The proposed activities build on work piloted by NYPL over the past 18 months and will complete a dataset of copyright records created between 1924 and today.