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Crowdsourcing Culinary History at The New York Public Library
Benjamin Vershbow, New York Public Library

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What's on the Menu? - Website for the New York Public Library's Menus Project (Web Resources)
Title: What's on the Menu? - Website for the New York Public Library's Menus Project
Author: The New York Public Library
Abstract: With approximately 40,000 menus dating from the 1840s to the present, The New York Public Library’s restaurant menu collection is one of the largest in the world, used by historians, chefs, novelists and everyday food enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the menus are very difficult to search for the greatest treasures they contain: specific information about dishes, prices, the organization of meals, and all the stories these things tell us about the history of food and culture. To solve this, the Library is working to improve the collection by transcribing the menus, dish by dish. The website of the NEH funded project, Crowdsourcing Culinary History at The New York Public Library, is called “What’s on the Menu” and invites the public to help the Library transcribe the menus. The project will allow the Library to dramatically expand the ways in which the collection can be researched and accessed, opening the door to new kinds of discoveries.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://menus.nypl.org/


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