Space/Time Directory
I'm Bert Spaan!
How did my street look in the 1920s?
On which cemetery are my ancestors buried?
Do you have maps of my house around 1900?
Our search engine:
The NYPL has the materials (and librarians!) you need to answer those questions
NYPL Labs: from the stacks to the internet
First step: digitizing
Second step: from images to data
Great! More data! And even more silos...
In comes:
NYC Space/Time Directory!
Combine NYPL's collections and data — through space and time!
New crowdsourcing tools:
Goals: open data, plain text files, for everyone to download
Goals: APIs, open source, search tools, user interfaces
Georectified maps + Building Inspector + OCR'd city directory = graph of addresses & people
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