DH+ SIG Meeting: What's on the Menu?: The story of a crowd sourced project at NYPL

Join METRO's DH+ SIG for What's on the Menu?: The story of a crowd sourced project at NYPL!
With approximately 45,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world, used by historians, chefs, novelists and everyday food enthusiasts. Trouble is, the menus are very difficult to search for the greatest treasures they contain: specific information about dishes, prices, and the organization of meals. What's on the Menu? aims to solve this by asking the general public to help transcribe each menu, dish by dish, to expand the ways in which the collection can be accessed. 
About DH+

The revamped Digital Humanities Plus SIG now focuses on the awareness of, and practical uses for next-generation library tools that take advantage of Web 2.0 technologies. These include social networking tools, social tagging software, digital library systems, institutional repositories, subject repositories, federated search tools, and next generation OPACS. Group membership includes any librarians and library workers who are interested in keeping up with current trends in Web 2.0 technology and its potential impact on libraries. This group welcomes members of varying levels of technological expertise and comfort levels. For more information about the group, visit out LibGuide at http://libguides.metro.org/digitalhumanitiesplus.


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Tue, Oct. 22, 2013
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. US/Eastern

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