supports digital archiving
The University Librarys
digital library research and development group, in collaboration
with a research group at Cornell University, has received a three-year,
$1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to build
a sophisticated digital repository system. The system will provide
streamlined access to the growing collections of electronic texts,
digital images, video and audio files, and social science and
geographic data sets in a way that can be useful to many different
institutions, while meeting U.Va.s particular needs.
a second phase of the work, grant participants will be expanded
to include digital library staff at Indiana, New York, Tufts and
Northwestern universities, the Refugee Studies Center at Oxford
University, the Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound
Division at the Library of Congress, and Kings College, London.
These groups will each use the new software to create repositories
of their own digital resources and to provide feedback for the
further development of the software.