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EBSCO Information Services announces 2017 EBSCO Solar grant winners
- 26 Jun 2017

EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is awarding its 2017 EBSCO Solar grant to the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia and The Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, Illinois. The grants will provide each library with $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grant offsets the cost of installing solar panels and allows libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

The Athens-Clarke County Library is the headquarters of the 5-county Athens Regional Library System. The library plans to install a 'Sunshine Garden' solar garden, a ground-installed array, on its campus. The library has hosted a variety of sustainability-related events in the past, such as the annual 'Green Life Expo,' which seeks to educate local businesses and families about how to reduce their carbon footprint. As part of the grant, the library plans to partner with local schools to create a STEM solar lab to demonstrate solar energy to children, as well as host a seminar for adults on retrofitting homes with solar panels in conjunction with the library's 'Reflecting, Sharing, Learning' programming.

The Indian Trails Public Library, located in Wheeling, Illinois, serves many communities in the northern Chicago suburbs. Since moving into a new building earlier this year, the library has created plans to start a Giving Garden for children to learn about sustainable farming practices. Along with the solar array, the library is planning programming that will include lectures and an exhibit from the Illinois Solar Energy Association, children's workshops such as UV Energy with UV Beads; Solar Oven Building, a community-wide sustainability fair focused on educating families on how to reduce their carbon footprint; and a career fair in sustainable technologies.

EBSCO received 90 submissions from 15 countries for the 2017 grant. Austin Community College (ACC) District's Highland Campus was the 2016 EBSCO Solar Grant winner which was a single award for $150,000.

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ProQuest and InfoReady simplify grant workflow
- 05 May 2017

ProQuest and technology company InfoReady Corporation are enabling research administrators to save time and improve the accuracy of grant application management by integrating the functionality of the ProQuest Pivot® solution and InfoReady's InfoReady Review platform. The combination creates one seamless workflow from funding opportunity discovery to candidate selection.

Research administrators use Pivot to easily find grant opportunities and resources. Now, data from Pivot will automatically populate in InfoReady Review, which will post the opportunities, route applications for review, and ultimately enable users to select their most eligible grant candidates.

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UH Press wins $90K grant for open-access publishing
- 13 Apr 2017

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Hawai'i a $90,000 grant to digitise 100 out-of-print University of Hawai'i Press books for open access. The project is part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint initiative between the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

UH Press selected the 100 titles-representing fields such as Asian studies, Pacific studies, linguistics, anthropology, and history-based on their contemporary scholarly relevance, historical significance, and practical value for teaching and research purposes.

Beginning in 2018, the digitized titles will be hosted on a custom open-access portal where readers will be able to download them in EPUB and PDF formats. A print-on-demand option will also be offered for select titles.

UH Press currently offers more than 800 titles online through library e-book vendors, and more than 350 scholarly monographs through Hawai'i Scholarship Online, a partnership with Oxford University Press and University Press Scholarship Online.

UH Press, which is celebrating 70 years of publishing, is a member of the Association of American University Presses and the Hawai'i Book Publishers Association.

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Cornell University Press awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for second consecutive year
- 06 Apr 2017

Cornell University Press has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant worth nearly $100,000 to fund the open access initiative, Cornell Open for the second year in a row.

Cornell is one of four presses to receive a second NEH/Mellon grant. The new grant will allow Cornell Open to expand its selection from 20 to 77 titles, providing a much wider range of subject areas. The initial grant brought back 20 classic out-of-print titles from the Cornell University Press archive; in seven months these open access titles have generated 25,000 downloads at 832 institutions in 152 countries.

Cornell University Library has been instrumental in determining key titles to select for open access, and library subject specialists provided library circulation statistics and professional expertise to develop the list.

In 2016, Cornell celebrated a 'New Century for the Humanities' with a series of events and the unveiling of a new humanities building, Klarman Hall - the first of its kind on campus in 100 years. NEH Chairman William "Bro" Adams gave a presentation as part of the festivities.

The expansion of Cornell Open offers new opportunities to strengthen the humanities by harnessing the power of open access scholarship. As part of this initiative, Cornell University Press plans to join forces with professors to assign texts in the classroom and to disseminate classic out-of-print humanities scholarship on a global scale.

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Submissions open for Altmetric annual research grant 2017
- 23 Mar 2017

Data Science company Altmetric has announced that applications for its annual research grant are now open. First launched in 2016, the grant provides up to £1,500 ($1,900 USD) to fund research that facilitates the development and understanding of alternative research metrics (altmetrics) as part of the wider scholarly agenda.

The grant aims to support projects that would not otherwise receive the necessary funding, and is open globally to academics, researchers and librarians interested in doing research in the altmetrics space.

All applications for the 2017 grant will be reviewed by a panel of research experts that includes Simon Porter, VP of Academic Relationships&Knowledge Architecture at Digital Science; Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science; Euan Adie, Founder of Altmetric; and Stacy Konkiel, Director of Research&Education at Altmetric. Grantees will be announced on May 16, 2017.

Applications can be submitted between now and 11pm BST on April 21, 2017. A detailed submission guide and template is available on the Altmetric website.

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