Biblioteka Matice srpske, Novi Sad
No. 37 (November 2020), p. 83-102
Reading as a Motif on Posters from the End of the 19th Century
in the New York Public Library Digital Collections
In the era of digitalization, an increasing amount of material is becoming available to the users of the Web.
Accordingly, for the purpose of collecting material for exhibitions, preparing lectures, researching the history of a
nation or the life of a particular painter, writing a blog or posting a tweet, the necessary illustrations, photographs
or manuscripts can be found on portals such as Europeana, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and many
others. This paper aims to present the process of searching for material related to the selected topic, i.e. reading as
a motif on the posters in the New York Public Library Digital Collections, given that the part of the digitized material
is in public domain. In addition to the numerous possibilities of using and sharing material for users of the portal, the
searching process difficulties were also pointed out. The purpose of the paper is to bring the functioning of a portal
with digitized material closer to readers from the point of view of librarians as users, to point out the problems of the
processing, visibility, and accessibility of this material, as well as to encourage librarians to come up with ideas and
solutions for creating more attractive, coherent, and user-friendly portals.
New York Public Library (NYPL), portal, digitized material, public availability, search, poster, reading,
classification, metadata, sharing, transparency, user-friendliness
Submitted: 18th September 2020
Correction to the manuscript: 17th October 2020
Accepted for publication: 22th October 2020
Reading as a Motif on Posters from the End of the 19th Century in the New York Public Library Digital Collections
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