The New York Public Library

For an international conference in the spring of 2006. The conference addressed technology and public libraries and examined the future of the public library and the proper balance between technology and the traditional "open shelves" approach. Speakers and invitees attended from around the world and represented many professional fields including libraries, technology, design and foundations.
For information about the New York Public Library conference please click here.
Created in 1895, The New York Public Library provides free and open access to its myriad of resources, regardless of income level, religion, nationality or other human condition.  The New York Public Library is comprised of a set of scholarly research collections and a network of community libraries.  The research collections’ reference holdings number over 43 million items.  There are 85 community libraries, with extensive circulating collections, throughout New York City’s neighborhoods.