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Culture in Transit Adds An Important Soviet Jewry Collection to DCMNY

by Caroline Catchpole, Culture In Transit Digitization Specialist The sixth collection from Culture in Transit has now been published on METRO's Digital Culture site. The Student Struggle For Soviet Jewry Poster Collection comprises 177 hand drawn and printed posters from ...

IIIF Conference Brings New Solution for Image Delivery to NYC

METRO is excited to lend our support for an upcoming conference featuring the International Image Interoperability Framework, an open source and interoperable technology and community framework for image delivery.  On Tuesday, 10th of May 2016, the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) community and the ...

A.R.T. Presents: Cultural Collections and Disasters - Preparation and Go Bags

The Center for Jewish History is pleased to announce the event Cultural Collections and Disasters - Preparation and Go Bags, a presentation and Q&A with Erica Blumenfeld. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 6:00 PM Center for Jewish History The Leo and Julia Forchheimer ...

Grolier Collection Live in DCMNY: Adding some European Flair to Digital Culture!

by Caroline Catchpole, Culture In Transit Digitization Specialist We are delighted to announce the addition to Digital Culture of The Grolier Club’s French Book Arts Trade Card Collection, our fifth Culture in Transit digitized collection. The Grolier Club, founded in ...

Apply Now for The METRO Fellowship

We're thrilled to announce that we're moving on to the next phase of the METRO Fellowship. After being in receipt of a great number of well-considered "reverse pitches" for fellowship projects from our members, we are ready to let the ...

Let's Get Digital: NDSR-NY 2016 Preservation Week Symposium

  {Let’s get Digital} NDSR-NY 2016 Preservation Week Symposium   WHAT: A day of digital preservation panels and workshops, as part of A.R.T.’s Preservation Week WHEN: April 28, 2016 from 9 AM to 6 PM WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 ...

SJ SIG's "Conditions of Confinement:" An Event Recap

by Melissa Morrone, Supervising Librarian, Information Commons, Brooklyn Public Library In October 2015, METRO's Social Justice SIG (SJ SIG) put on a panel called “Conditions of Confinement: Mass Incarceration and Access to Information.” The event was co-sponsored by The New ...

New Member Discount: MediaHaven Digital Asset Management Platform

We're excited to partner with Mediahave to offer a discount to our membership. METRO members receive a 15% discount off the first two years of rental costs for the MediaHaven Digital Asset Management Platform. MediaHaven (www.mediahaven.com) is a versatile repository ...

METRO Endorses Jim Neal for ALA President

METRO’s Board of Directors and its staff are proud to endorse Jim Neal for the 2017 - 2018 ALA Presidency.  Currently serving as Treasurer, Jim joined our Board of Directors in 2011. As an advocate for librarians and other information professionals in ...

The METRO Fellowship: Pitch Your Library Challenges Today

Starting this September, METRO will host a cohort of fellows whose work will be determined by the real-world challenges faced by you, our members. Help us prepare for their arrival by sharing your library challenges. For the next several weeks, ...