Recently, the New York Public Library added high-resolution scans of more than 180,000 public domain texts, images and other media to their digital collection. This latest addition accounts for roughly one-fifth of the multimedia archived by the NYPL; all of which is accessible without any restrictions or requirements.
In a further push to fire up the general public, the NYPL has highlighted several projects that were completed through the use of these archived works, including a comparative map of New York City, apartment schematics from a century ago and comparisons of 20th-century area maps against the Google Maps presentations of those same areas. These sample projects are intended to inspire individuals and groups to submit original projects to the NYPL’s Remix Residency program.
More information and links to NYPL Digital Collections and other free NYPL resources.