The CDL has been awarded a three-year, $2.4 million grant from the Library of Congress as part of the National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP). The award is for a project to develop web archiving tools that will be used by libraries to capture, curate, and preserve collections of web-based government and political information.
The CDL will be partnering with New York University, the University of North Texas, the UC libraries, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center, among others. For more information, see the press release announcement: [http://www.cdlib.org/news/press_releases/award_announcement_final_20040930.doc].
In addition, the UC Santa Barbara libraries received a three-year, $2.6 million grant from NDIIPP to form a multi-partner repository for digital geographic information such as maps, aerial and space photographs, population figures and other data.