Other Grants Received Recently
To further its mission, the Library solicits grants and contracts from governmental and private sources. Here are some grant funded projects that are not listed elsewhere.
|Educating the New Generation of E-Scientists through Developing a Data Information Literacy Curriculum||Cornell University Library is partnering with Purdue University (lead), the University of Oregon, and the University of Minnesota to develop a model for designing and implementing a data information literacy (DIL) instruction program for graduate students in STEM disciplines. Five project teams composed of a data librarian, a subject librarian, and a faculty researcher are working to develop a DIL program with defined learning goals, educational interventions and metrics for assessment. The Cornell team worked with Cliff Kraft, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resources, to develop and offer NTRES 6940: Managing data to facilitate your research in Spring 2013. Due to positive feedback from faculty and students, the Cornell team members are working to establish the course as a regular offering in the Department of Natural Resources and are holding generalized data management workshops in the library aimed at students in other disciplines. To share its experience with others the teams held a Data Information Literacy Symposium at Purdue University in September 2013 (http://wiki.lib.purdue.edu/display/ste/Symposium), are creating a web-based toolkit, and have submitted a book proposal to Purdue University Press.|
|Implement the VIVO Application to Enable Discovery of Researchers Across USDA.||A cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture to support the implementation of the VIVO software across the Department of Agriculture. VIVO will not only link science and research across the Department but also pave the way for linking the Department's VIVO instance with other land grant institutions to create a national VIVO network for agriculture. For additional information see <http://www.mannlib.cornell.edu/news/usda-mann-partnership-bears-new-fruit> Contact: Mary Ochs <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse||New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse A project led by Cornell Prof. Art Degaetano (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) to build a New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse. With funding from NYSERDA, the goal is to create a multi-faceted, regional tool to provide policy-makers, businesses, planners, practitioners, researchers, students and the public with a user-friendly, web-based tool to access and explore climate change data and literature relevant to New York State. Librarians and information technology professionals at Mann Library are lending expertise in creating a seamless repository for disseminating information. For more information, see http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/05/nys-climate-change-clearinghouse.... Contact: Jon Corson-Rikert email@example.com.|
|Preservation and Access Framework for Digital Art Objects||An initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a technical framework and associated tools to facilitate enduring access to interactive digital media art. The project’s focus will be on artworks stored on hard drive, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM. CUL’s Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art will provide the test bed for the study. Recognized as one of the most prominent collection of its kind in the world, the Goldsen Archive contains thousands of artworks and encompasses a wide variety of formats. CUL will collaborate with AudioVisual Preservation Solutions, and the project will have an advisory board composed on international leaders in curation, arts, and preservation. The key principle of the project is to leverage existing standards, best practices, and technologies, and to focus on moving theory into practice in a working archival environment. For additional information, see http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Feb13/GoldsenNEH.html. Contacts: Principal investigators Tim Murray (Society for the Humanities & Cornell Dept. of English; firstname.lastname@example.org) and Oya Rieger (DSPS, Cornell University Library; email@example.com), and project manager Mickey Casad (DSPS; firstname.lastname@example.org).|
|Preservation Internship Program for the Staff of Chinese Academic Libraries||A partnership with the four leading academic libraries in Beijing, China — Renmin University Library, Peking University Library, Tsinghua University Library, and the China Agricultural University Library to strengthen the preservation infrastructure within Chinese academic libraries through a program of internships in preservation practice. Funding is provided by the Luce Foundation. For additional information contact Barbara Eden email@example.com.|