NYU to digitize more than 100 years of city records

A $250,000 federal grant will help NYU engineers preserve 1 million pages of the New York City Record.

New York University plans to digitize more than 100 years' worth of issues from the city's official journal.

The university’s Tandon School of Engineering won a $260,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to electronically file 1 million pages of data from the New York City Record onto a portal on NYC.gov.

The more than 1,700 hard-copy volumes of the City Record contain data on city employees, City Council minutes, homeless statistics and public utility contracts. 

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