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Thursday, March 20, 2014

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by Gabrielle Karampelas

North Carolina State University Libraries’ James B. Hunt Jr. Library recognized for its signature building that leverages digital technology to foster collaboration, reflection and awe.

Entries for this year’s Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL) spanned the globe. Institutions from Germany, Japan, Korea and Spain as well as several from the U.S. competed for the international award and recognition.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

by Katie Smart

Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce the launch of a new site for reading, searching, and sharing Duke University Press's books: read.dukeupress.edu. Offering more than 1,600 titles and powered by the Folio eBooks solution, the site is the new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for purchase.

Friday, December 20, 2013

by Gabrielle Karampelas

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Contacts: Gabrielle Karampelas: gkaram@stanford.edu | 650.492.9855

Collaborative Project to Improve Access to Scholarly Information Awarded $1M Mellon Grant

The sea of information available to scholars and researchers can seem impossibly vast. But, with the help of a new grant, Cornell University Library, in collaboration with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab and Stanford University Libraries, aims to make that sea easier to navigate.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a nearly $1 million, two-year grant to Cornell to support an investigation using Linked Data and the Semantic Web to improve discovery and access of scholarly information by the three libraries.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia announced that it has received a second grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the reach of an ambitious fellowship program that is reinvigorating bibliographical studies within the humanities. In the press release, Hannah Marcus, a Stanford doctoral candidate in history and an inaugural fellow in the program, states: “My RBS courses have given me a deep understanding of how books are and were made. This informs my daily research on censorship since I’m often considering how books were destroyed. Understanding format, binding and printing – bibliography in a word – helps me to systematically notice and understand when books have been altered by censors.”  Marcus co-curated with John Mustain the recent “Writing in Books” exhibition in Green Library.

http://news.virginia.edu/content/rare-book-school-receives-mellon-founda...

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