February 17, 2018

News Briefs for October 1, 2016

The Arizona State Capitol has launched the Arizona State Knowledge Center (ASK), a web-based portal that allows users to explore material housed at the state archives.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is issuing grants in the amount of $2,985,512 for recruiting and educating the next generation of librarians, faculty, and library leaders, through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Recipients include University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and University of Maryland iSchool.

Seven Montana tribes will share $348,357 to support library operations and maintain core services through the Native American Library Services Basic Grant, with $7,000 each to the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Chippewa Cree, Confederated Salish and Kootenai, Crow, Fort Belknap Community Council, Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux, and Northern Cheyenne. Additionally, the Fort Belknap Community Council and the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux received more than $149,000 in Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants from IMLS.

New Orleans’s Video Veracity and San Francisco/New Orleans–based Serendipity Films, LLC , have received a $500,000 media production award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete the documentary Free for All: Inside the Public Library and to develop a companion web project and a community engagement outreach campaign.

Texas Digital Library announced September 7 that the University of Texas at Austin will partner with the University of North Texas , Denton, and the Houston Public Library to increase the visibility of Texas archival materials in digital format through a Texas State Library and Archives Commission grant.

TV programmer FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) has acquired Random House Studio (RHS), the in-house television and film development/production arm of Penguin Random House. FMNA will partner with China-based production company Meridian Entertainment to oversee TV adaptations from RHS.

This article was published in Library Journal's October 1, 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.