Project STAND Managed by Student Life and Culture Archives Receives Grant Award from IMLS

On August 24, 2018, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) $92,096 under the National Leadership Grant for Libraries Program. Established in Fall 2016, Project STAND is a first of its kind collaborative effort among archival repositories within academic institutions across the country to create an online portal featuring analog and digital collections that document the student activism related to historically-marginalized communities. It is a nationwide consortium of more than 50 colleges and universities. Continue reading

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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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Green awarded XSEDE grant to study data mining and network analysis of library collections

Harriett Green

Harriett Green awarded grant to examine library collection analyses and recommender systems

Harriett Green, the English and  Digital Humanities Librarian,  is starting a new project entitled, “Bandits and Browsing: Data Mining and Network Analysis for Library Collections,” a collaboration between the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library and the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and Social Science (I-CHASS).  For the project, she was awarded a start-up allocation grant from XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment). Continue reading

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Using Mobile Devices & OCR to Discover Library Resources and Research Tools

Students are savvy users of their mobile devices, and thanks to a Illinois Campus Research Board grant, Jim Hahn will research the ways that first-year students use these devices to find library resources. Also, he will build a software application for mobile devices to address students’ research needs.  In particular, Hahn will seek to understand and build a mobile application that supports optical character recognition (OCR) for the discovery of appropriate and course-related library content. Continue reading

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