Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded $50,000 from the Mellon-funded Humanities Without Walls initiative to pursue her project entitled “Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest” (HCRP). HCRP is an eighteen-month project in collaboration with Indiana University Libraries and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois.
Kyle Rimkus, Preservation Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has received a Campus Research Board Award in support of his project, “Advancing File Format Policymaking for Digital Preservation.” The funds will support the hiring of a research assistant for work in 2015.
Collaboration drives much research in libraries, and Fall 2014 publications by University of Illinois Library Faculty and Academic Professionals demonstrate the power of a good research partner whether at the same institution or elsewhere. The librarians listed below (see names in bold) published alongside researchers across the Illinois campus but also the country: they dug into questions regarding musicology research, information and digital literacies, and more. Even better? You can check out the fruits of these efforts via links to open access full text versions of articles on the publisher website or in IDEALS where available.
The University of Illinois Library showed the campus the research it does at its recent 2014 Library Research Showcase (Couldn’t make it? Posters and videos of lightning talks are archived in IDEALS!). That was just a peek into the world of research achievements here, and the rest of the fall saw library faculty and academic professionals traveling the world presenting on a wide range of topics. These presentations included research, and librarian-led workshops that let others benefit from the work we do at Illinois. Below you’ll find some of the places we’ve been to help shape the future of libraries!