"NYU Receives Major Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Collaborative Effort Aims to Meet the Challenge of Preserving New Forms of Digital Scholarship"

New York University has released "NYU Receives Major Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Collaborative Effort Aims to Meet the Challenge of Preserving New Forms of Digital Scholarship."

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New York University has received a grant of $527,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project to help ensure the preservation of complex new forms of digital scholarship. In the collaborative project, "Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship," participating preservation service organizations will test the limits of their capabilities today, using their existing tools or drawing on partnerships to preserve a series of increasingly complex works from participating scholarly publishers. The ultimate goal is a clearly defined range of currently preservable technologies, as well as a set of guidelines and best practices for the publishing field.

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NEH Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants (Up to $750,000)

The National Endowment for the Humanities has released "Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants."

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Through these awards organizations can increase their humanities capacity through capital expenditures to support the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities and the purchase of equipment and software. . . .

Challenge grants may also support long-term humanities projects with funds invested in a restricted, short-term endowment or other investment fund (or spend-down fund) that generate expendable earnings to support and enhance ongoing humanities activities. Eligible activities include the preservation and conservation of humanities materials, and the sustaining of digital infrastructure for the humanities.

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Mini-Grants: "Frictionless Data Tool Fund"

Frictionless Data has released "Frictionless Data Tool Fund."

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The Frictionless Data Tool Fund, supported by the Sloan Foundation, is providing a number of mini-grants of $5,000 to support individuals or organisations in developing an open tool for reproducible science or research built using the Frictionless Data specifications and software. We welcome submissions of interest from 15th Feb 2019 until 30th April 2019.

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"Mellon Grant Will Support Revamping Infrastructure for Digital Scholarship"

Middlebury College has released "Mellon Grant Will Support Revamping Infrastructure for Digital Scholarship."

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Middlebury's Dean of the Library Michael Roy will lead the multischool team of library professionals to complete the $100,000 project over the next two years. He will be joined in this effort by David Lewis, former dean of the university library at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, and Katherine Skinner, executive director of the Educopia Institute. . . .

The new grant will focus on an inventory of the infrastructure—the systems and services that make scholarship discoverable, as well as those that preserve it—and an initial investigation of how it might best be improved. This study will include computer systems and software as well as the human resources necessary to manage the creation, maintenance, and use of the systems.

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$750,000 Grant: "Dumbarton Oaks and JSTOR to Launch Plant Humanities Initiative"

JSTOR has released "Dumbarton Oaks and JSTOR to Launch Plant Humanities Initiative."

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Dumbarton Oaks, a research institute of Harvard University, and JSTOR, the digital library for research and teaching that is part of the non-profit ITHAKA, are launching, with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Plant Humanities Initiative: a digital tool with related research and scholarly programming to advance the field of Plant Humanities. To this end, the Foundation has awarded JSTOR a grant of $750,000 for developing a digital tool, with a parallel grant of $700,000 to Dumbarton Oaks for the research and programming over three years.

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"IMLS Funds DuraSpace Fedora Investigation–Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers of Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora–No Collection Left Behind"

DuraSpace has released "IMLS Funds DuraSpace Fedora Investigation–Designing a Migration Path: Assessing Barriers of Upgrading to the Most Current Version of Fedora–No Collection Left Behind."

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded DuraSpace a National Digital Platform Planning Grant for $49,279 to investigate barriers to upgrading hundreds of U.S.-based libraries and archives running unsupported versions of Fedora. In consultation with stakeholders this project will conduct an environmental scan of relevant community initiatives, and gather primary research data to inform recommendations to reduce barriers to upgrading to the most current version of Fedora.

There are approximately 240 U.S.-based libraries and archives identified as target beneficiaries of the deliverables of this project including universities, liberal arts colleges, and not-for-profit special libraries hosted by historical societies and small research institutes.

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"IMLS Announces Investment of $8.1 Million to Strengthen America’s Libraries"

IMLS has released "IMLS Announces Investment of $8.1 Million to Strengthen America's Libraries."

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 45 grants totaling $8,155,005 to support libraries across the country. The awards were made through the FY 2018 second cycle of the National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The awarded grant search on the IMLS website contains a complete list of grantees and project descriptions. . . .

National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address significant challenges and opportunities facing the library and archives fields and have the potential to advance theory and practice with new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that will be widely used. During this second cycle, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program received 113 preliminary proposals requesting $31,832,527. Forty-six projects requesting $8,101,212 were invited to submit full proposals, and of these, 31 projects were awarded $4,947,294…

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Grant: "Arcadia Fund Supports Open Access Button to Improve Access to Research Without Subscriptions"

The Open Access Button has released "Arcadia Fund Supports Open Access Button to Improve Access to Research Without Subscriptions."

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We're happy to announce that Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, has provided the Open Access Button with a two-year, $420,000 grant to accelerate our work to release content behind paywalls and improve researchers’ ability to do their work without expensive subscriptions. . . .

We hope to expand usage of the request system outside the Open Access Button, where it is currently in development, to include inside ILL, repositories and other services where users hit paywalls.

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