The CDL and partners have been awarded the following grants:
1) The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has provided $374,000 in funding for a two-year demonstration project led by CDL and the Berkeley Library in the creation of a UC libraries preservation repository, which will serve as a model for multi-institutional digital materials following the OAIS reference model. The project will explore issues related to repository operation and policies. The grant proposal drew deeply from the work reported in SOPAG’s Digital Preservation and Archiving Committee’s report from October 2001.
2) The IMLS has also funded a two-year research project involving the CDL, the Bancroft Library, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology as well as the Grunwald Center and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, Department of Information Studies at UCLA, to develop and complete a formal user evaluation of the Museums in the Online archive of California (MOAC). The $337,000 grant will also develop evaluation tools that can be used by other digital libraries, and make good general recommendations for the improvement of digital libraries based on the results.
3) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has provided $150,000 in funding for a one-year project based at CDL conducting a cost benefit review of the approaches and technologies available for the capture, curation, and persistent management of web-based government publications of the US state and federal governments.
Press releases for the The IMLS can be found at www.imls.gov. More information about these projects, including contact information, will be shared in upcoming editions of CDLINFO.