Rimkus Wins Campus Research Board Award for Work on Digital Preservation

Kyle Rimkus -- Preservation Librarian, University LibraryKyle 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.

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Cherie’ L. Weible Awarded Alfred M. Landon History Research Grant

Cherie Weible

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.

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Fedora Commons Open Source Integration for Digital Curation with DX

Dell Technology Partner logoIn 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

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Online Ethics Resource Launched

Ethics CORE, an interactive resource designed to provide researchers and professionals in the sciences, social sciences, engineering, and mathematics with information on ethical practices and materials on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), is now available at http://nationalethicscenter.org. The University Library played an integral role in the $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded to Illinois to develop the site, which is housed in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center (see the 2010 project announcement at www.library.illinois.edu/news/NCPRE.html).

Co-principal investigators include Taft Broome, Howard University (Civil Engineering); Nicholas Burbules, Illinois (Education); Michael Loui, Illinois, (Electrical and Computer Engineering); and William Mischo, Illinois (University Library).

Press Release from the Coordinated Science Laboratory.

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