IMLS Grant Awarded for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects

A multi-institutional project team has been awarded a 2017 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grants for Libraries award.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Digital Library Federation (DLF) Assessment Interest Group (AIG) Reuse subgroup received the grant LG-73-17-0002-17 for their project titled “Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects.” The purpose of the project is to conduct a formal needs assessment that will generate use cases and desired functionality for a future reuse assessment toolkit. This future toolkit will compile resources, best practices, and use cases for studying the reuse of digital assets held by cultural heritage organizations, building upon recommendations set forth in the team’s white paper, “Surveying the Landscape: Use and Usability Assessment of Digital Libraries.”

The project team comprises members from six institutions: Genya O’Gara (Virtual Library of Virginia), Elizabeth Kelly (Loyola University New Orleans), Caroline Muglia (University of Southern California), Ayla Stein (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Santi Thompson (University of Houston, principal investigator), and Liz Woolcott (Utah State University).

This project was made possible in part by the IMLS, which is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning­­­­­, and cultural and civic engagement.

National Leadership Grants for Libraries support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance library and archival practice with new tools, research findings, models, services, or alliances that can be widely replicated.

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Posted on May 4th, 2017 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on IMLS Grant Awarded for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects