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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.