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.
Congratulations to Cherie’ L. Weible for being the recipient of the 2013 Kansas State Historical Society’s Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Award! The Alfred M. Landon History Research Grant is presented annually to graduate students for research in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. Weible, Head of Central Access Services and Associate Professor at the University Library, is in her fourth year as a PhD Student at GSLIS and has an interest in literacy and libraries on the American frontier.
In July 2012, Dell made the University Library a Certified Technology Partner and awarded the Library a grant of $120,000 to be used in the next three years to develop software for the Library’s digital repository program. The grant was publicly announced in September. I contacted Tom Habing, Manager of the Library Software Development Group and Principal Investigator of the grant, to find out more about this project. Continue reading