April 24, 2018

IMLS Announces National Leadership Grants

By LJ Staff

The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded
$7,179,673 in National Leadership Grants for Libraries to 27 university
libraries. The two categories of funding are Research and Demonstration and
Preservation or Digitization–to 27 university libraries.

the grants


California Digital Library, Oakland, CA. $374,736 to
create a model preservation repository for multi-institutional digital materials
following the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) reference model, in
partnership with the UC Berkeley Library. Johns Hopkins University, Milton S.
Eisenhower Library, Baltimore, MD. $229,352 for the “Peabody Digital Audio
Archives Project ,” a prototype for digitizing an estimated 10,000 analog
audiotapes and building a web-accessible digital audio library. University of
Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE $245,723 for a partnership with the
University of Virginia to create a finding aid to an estimated 70,000 Walt
Whitman manuscripts found in over 60 institutions.