Ayla Stein, University of Illinois Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor, is part of a Digital Library Federation working group that has been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant that will allow the team to research the use cases and ideal functionality of a future toolkit for assessing the reuse of digital library objects in cultural heritage institutions. The grant period begins in July 2017 and will last for a year as the team conducts an extensive needs assessment.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to hold a national forum and develop a white paper aimed at simplifying scholars’ access to in-copyright and access-restricted texts for computational analysis and data mining research.
A grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) will allow four U of I librarians to create an online curriculum focused on policy surrounding library publishing groups. This team consists of Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor (project leader); Harriett Green, Interim Head of Scholarly Communications & Publishing and Associate Professor; Merinda Hensley, Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor; and Janet Swatscheno, Visiting Digital Publishing Specialist.
The University of Illinois Archives has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a prototype web-portal and analysis-engine to provide access to archival material related to the development of the iconic, multi-disciplinary field of cybernetics.