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"Penn Receives $7 Million Gift to Create Price Lab for Digital Humanities"

Posted in Digital Humanities, Grants on February 27th, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania has released "Penn Receives $7 Million Gift to Create Price Lab for Digital Humanities."

Here's an excerpt:

Funded by a generous $7 million gift from alumnus and SAS Overseer Michael J. Price and his wife, Vikki, the Price Lab for Digital Humanities will be the centerpiece of the "Humanities in the Digital Age" initiative of SAS's recently released strategic plan, and will provide the technological hardware and technical support staff necessary for a robust program that reaches across the University. . . .

The Price Lab will facilitate collaborations with the Penn Libraries; the Penn Museum; the Digital Media Design program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science; the Center for Visualization of Digital Information; the Penn Institute for Computational Science; Penn Medicine's Cartographic Modeling Lab; and SAS's Linguistic Data Consortium.

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    "Notice of Funding Opportunity: Second Round of Funding for FY 2015 National Leadership Grants for Libraries"

    Posted in Grants on December 4th, 2014

    IMLS has released a "Notice of Funding Opportunity: Second Round of Funding for FY 2015 National Leadership Grants for Libraries."

    Here's an excerpt:

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the second round of FY 2015 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG). The IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries program invests $12 million annually in projects that improve professional library and archive practice, drive innovation, and have a national impact.

    This year, IMLS offered two opportunities to apply for FY 2015 National Leadership Grants for Libraries. This NOFO announces the February 2, 2015 deadline and is a call for two-page preliminary proposals. From the proposals, we will select applicants and invite them to submit full proposals in June. Applicants who were not invited to continue from the first round of funding are welcome to submit new preliminary proposals during this round.

    We encourage applications that address two project categories. They were identified in a series of IMLS Focus meetings held earlier this year: 

    • National digital platform, with support to bridge gaps between disparate pieces of the existing digital library infrastructure for increased efficiencies, cost-savings, access, and services. Note: the program cannot support the digitization of content.
    •  Learning spaces in libraries, including work that builds institutional capacity, develops STEM learning, engages community, and encourages partnerships to support all types of learning and inquiry, including participatory and hands-on learning in libraries.

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      DataONE Gets $15 Million NSF Grant

      Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Grants on October 13th, 2014

      DataONE has received a $15 million grant from the NSF.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      Founded in 2009 by the National Science Foundation (NSF), DataONE was designed to provide both the tools and infrastructure for organizing and serving up vast amounts of scientific data, in addition to building an engaged community and developing openly available educational resources.

      Accomplishments from the last five years include making over 260,000 publicly available data and metadata objects accessible through the DataONE search engine and building a growing network of 22 national and international data repositories. DataONE has published more than 74 papers, reached over 2,000 individuals via direct training events and workshops and connects with over 60,000 visitors annually via the website.

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        Institute of Museum and Library Services Funds 51 Library Projects

        Posted in Grants on September 12th, 2014

        The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced 51 grants.

        Here's an excerpt from the press release:

        The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced grants for 51 library projects, totaling $9,291,441, that will advance library and archives practice by addressing challenges in the field and by testing and evaluating innovations.

        The projects were selected from 212 applications through the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries programs, requesting more than $14.6 million and matched with $7,154,135 in non-federal funds. This announcement includes three grants through the Laura Bush 21st Century Library Program, which total $647,821.

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          Digital Public Library of America Gets $594,000 Grant

          Posted in Digital Libraries, Grants on April 4th, 2014

          The Digital Public Library of America Gets received a $594,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today $594,000 in new funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to research potential sustainability models and to pursue the most promising option (or options). This two-year grant will allow DPLA to expand its staff to target opportunities for further development and revenue, without compromising its mission of open access to the riches of America's libraries, archives, and museums.

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            National Leadership Grants for Libraries Guidelines

            Posted in Grants on November 1st, 2013

            The Institute of Museum and Library Services has released the National Leadership Grants for Libraries 2014 Guidelines.

            Here's an excerpt:

            The NLG-Libraries program accepts applications under three categories:

            • Advancing Digital Resources: Support the creation, use, presentation, and preservation of significant digital resources, as well as the development of tools to enhance access, use, and management of digital assets.
            • Research: Support research that investigates key questions that are important to library or archival practice.
            • Demonstration: Support the development and evaluation of replicable models or practices that are usable, adaptable, or scalable by other institutions for improving services and performance.

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              "Publishing Priorities of Biomedical Research Funders"

              Posted in Grants, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on October 29th, 2013

              Ellen Collins has published "Publishing Priorities of Biomedical Research Funders" in BMJ Open.

              Here's an excerpt:

              Publicly funded and large biomedical research funders are committed to open access publishing and are pleased with recent developments which have stimulated growth in this area. Smaller charitable funders are supportive of the aims of open access, but are concerned about the practical implications for their budgets and their funded researchers. Across the board, biomedical research funders are turning their attention to other priorities for sharing research outputs, including data, protocols and negative results. Further work is required to understand how smaller funders, including charitable funders, can support open access.

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                Institute of Museum and Library Services Announces Recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants

                Posted in Grants on July 17th, 2013

                The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the recipients of 21 Sparks! Ignition Grants.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) today announced 21 awards totaling $496,978 matched with $408,150 of non-federal funds for Sparks! Ignition Grants. IMLS received 99 applications requesting just over $2.3 million.

                Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries and Museums are small grants that encourage libraries and museums to test and evaluate innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks! grantees demonstrate innovation and broad potential impact, often turning turn small investments of funds into nationally significant projects.

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