The Archives, Reference and Research Advisory Board, is pleased to present this annual report for 2021. Mandated by the New York City Charter, Chapter 72, Section 3009, our board appointed by the Mayor to advise the Commissioner on matters and report annually to the Mayor.
Spotlight on: Municipal Library Notes - November Archives Transcription Project. The first type of transcription project involves legacy collection inventories originally written by hand or typed, that had never made it off the paper and into an electronic, searchable format.
In 2016, the Mayor and City Council provided the libraries with a substantial hike in their subsidies with the aim of increasing public access and use of the more than 200 library branches across the five boroughs. How well have those goals been met?