22 December 2008

NYPL on Flickr, School Libraries in the Times, and FotC in the 'Burg

Some Monday morning newsbites:
  • NYPL joined Flickr Commons one week ago today with an initial set of 1300 images. Unlike the Library of Congress, NYPL chose to add librarian-assigned tags to each photograph, partially culled from subject headings.
  • The New York Times ran a short feature on the library at Brooklyn Collegiate, a public school in Ocean Hill. The article documents the school media specialist's struggle to provide materials for her students on a tight, tight budget.
  • Clear the stacks! Brooklyn Public's Williamsburgh branch appears in Flight of the Conchords' season two premier. The episode has already been posted elsewhere, but for those of us who require our Jemaine Clement fix in clear, unpixelated glory, the official, high-resolution version should appear later today on the HBO website.

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