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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards $194,000 grant for Chicago Collections Consortium online portal

“The University of Chicago Library is pleased to announce its participation in an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to support the development and implementation of the Chicago Portal. The $194,000 grant was awarded to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees on behalf of the Library, which is leading the project with the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC). The University of Chicago is a member of the CCC. The fifteen-month grant will fund the development of CCC’s major first initiative, a freely accessible, online portal to materials documenting the rich history of Chicago. The portal paves the way for CCC to fulfill its vision of connecting and preserving Chicago-focused collections, and increasing public and scholarly interest in and study of the Chicago region’s diverse history and culture.” (via The University of Chicago Library News)

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Judaica Division Receives $1 Million Grant for Digitization

“The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation of New York has awarded the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library a grant of $1 million. The grant is for the digitization of the Division’s recently acquired photo archive of Israel Sun Ltd., a photo news agency in Israel. This archive consists of well over a million negatives covering the years 1968 to 2003. These negatives, representing photographs taken in this period by a cadre of photographers working at Israel Sun, document in great depth events, places and people in Israel.” (via Harvard Library Portal)

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ALA receives IMLS grant to assess impact of library public programs

“The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced today that it received a National Leadership Grant of $99,996, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds will support a one-year project, entitled the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), for the development of a comprehensive research agenda to document the characteristics, audiences, outcomes, and value of public programming in libraries at a national level.” (via ALA)

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FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association Announce $1.19 million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

“The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.19 million in grants to 17 recipients as part of the Smart investing@your library® initiative. Smart investing@your library® is administered jointly by the Reference and User Services Association — a division of ALA — and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The program funds library efforts to provide patrons with effective, unbiased educational resources about personal finance and investing. Now in its seventh year, the program has awarded a total of $8.2 million to public libraries, community college libraries and library networks nationwide.” (via ALA)

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University Receives Grant to Establish D.C. Africana Archives Project

“The George Washington University has received nearly $496,000 in funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to establish the D.C Africana Archives Project (DCAAP), a collaborative initiative to document African American and African diaspora culture, history and politics in D.C. The 33-month grant was awarded to the Special Collections Research Center at the GW Libraries and the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Africana Studies Program in December through CLIR’s Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.” (via The George Washington University)

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Elsevier Foundation Awards 2013 Grants to Champion Libraries in Developing Countries and Women in Science

“The Elsevier Foundation announced today the 2013 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars award programs. In total, $700,000 has been committed to ten institutions around the world in addition to five ongoing multiyear grants and the Nurse Faculty program. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.” (via PRNewswire)

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Columbia and Cornell Libraries Receive Mellon Grant for Expanding E-Journal Preservation

“The project, a joint undertaking of the partnership between the libraries of Columbia and Cornell known as 2CUL, will identify priority content from the perspective of the research library community and make significant progress towards increasing the number of e-journals archived by major preservation programs. Both Columbia and Cornell hold the preservation of, and continuity of access to, knowledge and culture as a core aspect of their mission, and they bring to the work a wealth of experience and substantial resources.” (via IFLA)

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UC Davis library to lead transformation of cataloging

“The University of California, Davis, will lead the way for research libraries to transform how they catalog their collections to improve how online researchers can find and use them, thanks to a half-million dollar grant. The University Library of UC Davis was awarded a $493,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is one of only 41 libraries in the country this year to receive the institute’s National Leadership Grant, a program that supports projects to improve professional practice beyond the institution receiving the grant. The two-year project — seeking to modernize what is, for libraries, as complex as air traffic control systems — will create a roadmap for libraries for strategic planning and investments in new software, standards and expertise.” (via UC Davis News & Information)

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Digital Public Library of America Announces Million-Dollar Grant to Train Public Librarians in Digital Technologies

“The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today that it has received a $990,195 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build upon its network of library professionals and organizations to pilot a national-scale training system for public librarians. Under the grant, the DPLA will collaborate with its service “hubs”—regional digital library partners located in states and regions in the United States—to build curricular resources and implement hands-on training programs that develop digital skills and capacity within the staffs of public libraries.” (via DLPA)

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Libraries get $1.3M for e-books, other materials

“Three library systems in Illinois have received government grants to develop their collections with a focus on e-books and other innovative ideas. Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White announced the grants Tuesday in Chicago at the Illinois Library Association Conference. (via AP)

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