Feb. 1-7, 2002
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Grant supports digital archiving
Wilder to speak

U.Va. board hears grim budget news
Ayers reaffirms goal of first-rate teaching
New programs send students around the world

Programs combine U.Va. faculty, U.Va. credit, first-hand view of world

Pill-sized camera aids in diagnosis
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Faculty Senate creates new dissertation-year fellowships
In Memoriam
“Technology and the human person” series will explore though questions
Menaker to receive Zintl award
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff

Grant supports digital archiving

The University Library’s 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.

In 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.

 


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