PR Newswire: Long Island University Unveils Groundbreaking Project Offering Public Access To Digital Historic Documents (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Long Island University Unveils Groundbreaking Project Offering Public Access To Digital Historic Documents (PRESS RELEASE). “Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science announced today the opening of ‘Digitizing Local History Sources,’ a groundbreaking five-year project and website offering the public access to over 51,000 images from 40 participating historical societies across Long Island. The endeavor was funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.”

Next City: New York City Debuts Regional Mapping Tool

Next City: New York City Debuts Regional Mapping Tool. “New York City’s planning department has launched a new mapping tool that harnesses population, housing and economic data and makes it available for exploring by the general public. The Metro Region Explorer offers trending data on the city’s greater metropolitan region: the five boroughs, upstate New York and Long Island, as well as parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.”

27 East: Gardiner Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant To Guild Hall To Digitize Permanent Collection

27 East: Gardiner Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant To Guild Hall To Digitize Permanent Collection. “The grant will fund building a publicly accessible, searchable online database of more than 2,400 artworks that serve as a critical resource for understanding Eastern Long Island’s legacy as an artist colony, according to Guild Hall, which stated that the permanent collection is composed of works by artists with ties to the East End and includes masterworks from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, encompassing paintings, sculpture, prints, watercolors, photographs, and drawings by internationally distinguished artists such Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, Childe Hassam and Jackson Pollock.”