From a North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Announcement: N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle announced today that the State Library Division of the Department of Cultural Resources is awarding $1.4 million in federally funded grants for 71 local and statewide library projects for community outreach, library book collections, technology improvements and [...]
From The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum has received a $265,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to put toward digitizing its collection of medieval manuscripts and making it available, via computer, to the general public. The three-year project, “Imaging the Hours: Creating a Digital Resource of Flemish Manuscripts,” includes 113 illustrated manuscripts, encompassing [...]
From The Los Angeles Times: The Getty Research Institute landed a huge (literally) prize last year when it bought the Harald Szeemann Archive and Library — one of the world’s leading private collections of books, pictures and documents concerning modern and contemporary art. But with the trove compiled by Szeemann, a Swiss museum director and [...]
From The Palm Beach Post: The West Palm Beach library foundation is receiving a $5 million grant from The Mandel Foundation, a Cleveland-based foundation whose primary priority funding areas include leadership, management of nonprofits, higher education, Jewish education and continuity, and urban neighborhood renewal. The library will be renamed the Mandel Public Library of West [...]
Via Quad Cities Online: Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded grants totaling $11.9 million to 620 public libraries statewide. The awarded funds come from the Fiscal Year 2012 Illinois Public Library Per Capita and Equalization Aid Grants. “I am extremely proud of the outstanding service Illinois’ public libraries provide to our [...]
NISO Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Standards Development Pre-work with the Internet Archive for E-Book Annotation Sharing"
From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has been awarded a $48,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund two standards incubation workshops, which it will lead with the Internet Archive, on the topic of E-Book Annotation Sharing and Social Reading. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the [...]