New York Public Library Launches New Website
January 7, 2010, New York, N.Y., The New York Public Library has launched its new Drupal-based website, at http://www.nypl.org. The dramatically redesigned site, created by the Library’s in-house digital team, embodies the Library’s forward–thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its patrons. Based on extensive research with librarians and Library users, it offers:
* rich content provided by staff from across the Library system
* direct access to reference librarians from almost every page
* streamlined searching and more intuitive navigation
* interactive exhibitions using multimedia and technology like Google mapping software
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The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library operates 89 libraries (including research and branch libraries) in the boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. It is one of the world’s most recognized and respected library systems with collections of more than 50 million items, staff of 2,700 and an annual budget of $254 million. It serves an immensely diverse range of users, from pre-school children to adults needing basic literacy skills in English or help in bridging the digital divide, to world-class writers and scholars. The Library currently receives 18 million visits annually by users to its physical sites and more than 26 million visits by those who use its resources via the Internet.