Not Only Is This a Great Resource, But Check Out That URL

libraryThe Digital Public Library of America ( went live today.  You just don’t see many 4-letter URLs these days.  But even more impressive, perhaps, is that it is a free resource holding millions of manuscripts, photos, etc., held by various libraries and archives.  Personally, I’ve been on the hunt for pictures of boring Victrorian-era rooms (as opposed to the homes of the rich and famous), but I imagine I’ll be able to come up with many other research-related uses for it.  And so will you, I reckon.

I would also like to note that once again, I have resisted the temptation to drive pageviews with a sexy librarian picture, even though it would have been appropriate.  Don’t tempt me a third time, current events.

~ by smwilliams on April 18, 2013.