Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Receives Grant to Improve its Digitized Wright Brothers Collection
Wright State University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives has received a federal grant to prepare its Wright Brothers Collection for the Ohio Digital Network and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
The Archives will share $29,000 in grant money awarded by the State Library of Ohio with four other Ohio libraries, a museum and a cultural heritage organization.
The Archives’ Wright Brothers Collection is one of the most complete collections of Wright material in the world. The collection includes more than 4,000 original photographs, as well as thousands of documents and publications, including their personal library, albums, medals and awards, family letters, diaries and personal correspondence.
Jane Wildermuth, head of Special Collections and Archives, said Wright State will receive $4,999 in federal Library Services and Technology Act funds. The funds are being used to pay a metadata contractor to update and improve the metadata to ensure it meets the metadata guidelines for inclusion in the DPLA.
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