December 19, 2014

Cornell University Library Receives $300,000 Digital Preservation Grant From NEH

From CUL: How can librarians protect the historical record, now that archives include digital images and audiovisual files in addition to physical photographs and manuscripts? Cornell University Library is blazing the trail. A $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will allow the Library to begin developing a framework to ensure continued […]

Cornell and Columbia University Libraries Announce Plans to Integrate Technical Serivces Departments With Funding From Mellon Foundation

Say Hello to Phase 2 of the 2CUL Partnership. From a Joint News Release: The libraries at Columbia University and Cornell University are taking an unprecedented new step in their 2CUL partnership: integrating a major part of their operations. Thanks to a three-year, $350,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the two libraries will […]

Columbia and Cornell University Libraries: Latin American and Iberian Studies Collection Development Agreement Announced

From the Columbia University Libraries News Release: Columbia and Cornell University Libraries will collaboratively support the Latin American and Iberian Studies collection development activities of both institutions. This follows in a series of resource-sharing agreements between Columbia and Cornell developed through the 2CUL partnership. Columbia University’s Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian, Sean Knowlton, will […]

Cornell U.: "Collections, Access Key to Library's Future"

From Ezra (Cornell’s Quarterly Magazine) by Gwen Glazer: Faculty members, as well as students and staff, are using Cornell’s library more than ever. In 2011, the library posted its highest-ever use statistics: Physical facilities saw more than 4 million visits and digital resources were accessed more than 7 million times. [Clip] “In the digital age, […]

"Cornell Library Collections Lag Behind Peers’, Professors Say"

From The Cornell Daily Sun: From 2005 to 2010, the median increase in funding for digital and print collections for the top 10 research libraries in the U.S. was 35.6 percent. At Cornell, however, funding for these expenditures increased by only 1.7 percent, according to a report by Cornell’s University Faculty Library Board. At a […]

Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds Two Partners & Makes Some Content Available on iTunesU

From the Smithsonian Institution Libraries: Two new members have joined the Biodiversity Heritage Library: Cornell University Library (Ithaca, N.Y.) and the U.S. Geological Survey Library (Reston, Va.). These two institutions will contribute to the digitization of historical science literature in the BHL collections. All material will be online, free and available to the public. Cornell […]

Digitizing a Best-Kept Secret: Cornell's Coin Collection

From Cornell U. (via R&D): Cornell’s coin collection is one of the best-kept secrets on campus, but if archaeologist Annetta Alexandridis has her way, the world will soon have access to every one of its 1,500 coins. Thanks to the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, the coin collection will soon be […]

"Building arXiv’s Self-Sustaining Future", Simons Foundation Awards arXiv $60,000 Planning Grant

From the Cornell University Library: Thanks to a generous award from the Simons Foundation, Cornell University Library will take a major step toward building a permanent governance model for arXiv, the free scientific repository that has revolutionized the way scientists share information. The Simons Foundation, which is based in New York City, has provided a […]

Content Discovery: Cornell University Library Selects Summon

From a Summon Announcement: Serials Solutions today announced that Cornell University Library is adopting the Summo service. By utilizing the Summon application program interface (API), Cornell University will integrate the web-scale discovery service’s search functionality with other library applications and learning management systems. This will enable Cornell University to provide greater exposure to the full […]

Cornell University: Library Digitization Projects Span Multiple Millennia (From 17th C. Japanese Woodblocks to Hip Hop)

From the Cornell Chronicle: Cornell University Library and the College of Arts and Sciences have awarded six new grants to create new digital content of enduring value. Treasures ranging from Bronx-born hip-hop posters to ancient Greek and Roman coins will hit the Web in the near future as part of the Grants Program for Digital […]