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ALA announces $1.25M emergency fund for libraries impacted by COVID-19 -

The American Library Association (ALA) will make $1.25M available in emergency relief grants to libraries that have experienced substantial economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ALA COVID Library Relief Fund invites public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the United States and US Territories to… Read More

OCLC to convene a diverse group to explore inclusive descriptive practices -

OCLC, a non-profit global library cooperative, has been awarded a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to convene a diverse group of experts, practitioners, and community members to determine ways to improve descriptive practices, tools, infrastructure and workflows in libraries and archives. The… Read More

Ex Libris launches Pivot-RP, providing Institutions with access to comprehensive source of research funding -

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced the launching of Pivot-RP, which brings together the best of the Ex Libris Pivot® and Research Professional® solutions and unifies their funding databases. The unified funding solution helps institutions connect researchers to funding opportunities, offers insights and shortcuts that assist… Read More

Europe PMC announces renewed funding and two new funders join the family -

Europe PMC has announced that the Europe PMC infrastructure grant has been renewed for the period April 2021 to March 2026. The grant award is supported by 30 international biomedical funders and led by the Principal Investigator Dr Johanna McEntyre, of the European Bioinformatics… Read More

Call for Proposals: HathiTrust Research Centre funded collaborations for scholarship on marginalised textual communities -

The HathiTrust Research Centre (HTRC) requests proposals for a special funded round of its Advanced Collaborative Support (ACS) program, in support of scholarship on historically marginalised textual communities. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HTRC’s ‘Scholar-Curated Worksets for Analysis, Reuse… Read More

ASCB awarded grant to develop tools for curation of scientific literature -

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) will experiment with innovative approaches to categorise the scientific significance of reported research without dependence on journal ‘name brands.’ The Society was one of three organisations selected by the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to receive… Read More

2020 Ben Barres Spotlight Awards to support minoritized scientists gain visibility for their work and increase collaboration -

eLife, a non-profit organization, has announced the second round of its funding scheme to help minoritised researchers to showcase their work. First launched in 2019, the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards supports scientists in gaining exposure for their work and increasing collaboration, ultimately helping to advance… Read More

Collaborative research and development initiative, Building a National Finding Aid Network, receives IMLS funding -

The California Digital Library has announced a $982,175 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS – National Leadership Grants for Libraries grant program) to conduct a two-year research and demonstration project designed to build the foundation for a national archival finding aid network.… Read More

Library’s linked-data project gets new grant -

A $2.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is boosting a multi-institution initiative to develop tools and workflows that improve the sharing of catalogue data among libraries and help internet users discover library resources on the web. Known as Linked Data for Production,… Read More

New NEH grant to support Cornell University Press’ open-access effort -

A new grant to Cornell University Press (CUP) from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will support scholarly communication through open-access publishing in collaboration with Cornell University Library. The $103,336 economic stabilisation grant will fund a new project, Open Access… Read More


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