October 20, 2016

California and Nevada State Libraries Co-Recipients of $470,000 Knight News Challenge on Data Grant

A 100% impressive list of grant recipients and projects announced in the Knight News Challenge on Data today.

17 projects were awarded grants today. There were 1,065 applications.

ALL of these projects will be of interest to the library community for a number of reasons including :

  • Research Value
  • Tools for Community to Use or Modify for Local Usage
  • How Data is Being Utilized (Idea Generator for Other Communities)

From the Knight Foundation Blog:

Today, Knight Foundation is announcing 17 winners of the Knight News Challenge on Data at a convening at Civic Hall in New York. Each of the winners will receive a share of $3.2 million to develop their project, which seeks to answer the question: How might we make data work for individuals and communities?

One project, Data Equity for Main Street, from the California State Library, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, and State of Washington Technology Solutions was awarded $470,000 to promote, “data literacy by training librarians and community members how to find, use and give advice on the power of open data.”

Congratulations to project leads: Anne Neville, Daphne DeLeon and Will Saunders.

Learn more about the Data Equity for Main Street project and all of the the other 16 winning projects.

Very exciting!

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