The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers virtual access to its famed Thomas J. Watson Library, letting users peruse 50,000 of its resources with the click of a mouse.
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The New York Public Library has just made it a lot easier to take advantage of their digital collection.
I know it’s a cliche to be a nerd who loves M.C.