When: Thu., March 21, 8 p.m. 2013
Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian and Curator, Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, New York Public Library. He oversees this collection of around 500,000 maps and 25,000 books and atlases, both building the collection and ensuring its long term preservation. He provides context and insight to students, donors and scholars alike. Matt helped the library establish a new vision for map libraries on the web, through the large scale digitization of historic map collections, the creation of innovative tools for public engagement through those maps and by building from them, with the help of the public, new, queriable, mashable databases.