Tony Gill, Director of the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory at the Center for Jewish History posted this announcement on the METRO Digital Collections Special Interest Group mailing list:
The Center for Jewish History recently
completed a METRO-funded pilot project to digitize and make freely
accessible online 40 Yiddish and Hebrew children’s books, many of which
are richly illustrated, from the collections of two of the Center’s
Partners: The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Yeshiva
The collection, which is still growing rapidly, can be found online.
The books were digitized and made
available by the Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory, the Center’s
state-of-the-art in-house digital collections-building facility. In
addition to making the children’s books available through CJH Digital
Collections, the books were also uploaded to the International
Children’s Digital Library (www.icdlbooks.org), thereby making them even more widely accessible to current and future generations.
The Children’s Books Pilot Project at
the Center for Jewish History was supported in part by funds from the
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State
Regional Bibliographic Databases Program. Thanks to the success of this
METRO-funded pilot project, the Center has since received a generous
gift from the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund to digitize a further 50
Please let us know what you think of this new digital collection by completing our brief online survey.
Take a look at the collection and take the survey (I did.) Enjoy!