ADR to play key role in DPL's IMLS-funded "Creating Communities" project!
The Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS) , a Federal agency, recently announced the following grant award:
Denver Public Library - Denver, CO
Award Amount: $778,509; Matching Amount: $1,546,261 Grant Category: Building Digital Resources
Contact: Mr. James Kroll
Manager, Western History/Geneaology Dept 720-865-1820; email@example.com
Project Title: "Creating Communities: Digitizing Denver's Historic Neighborhoods"
The Denver Public Library, in partnership with the City of Denver, the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Denver Historical Society, University of Colorado at Denver Auraria Library, and University of Denver Penrose Library, will inventory, catalog, and digitize historic documents of the City and County of Denver, linking them to existing information about buildings and neighborhoods and preserving the digital files in the Alliance Digital Repository. This project will create a model of local public-private collaboration to preserve and provide access to cultural and historical materials.
The Alliance Digital Repository (ADR) will be used as the long-term, preservation-minded, digital storage solution for digital content created as part of this project. The Alliance will also be working with the DPL to build interactive discovery and access tools that connect with the repository directly. It is envisioned that these tools will meet not only Denver Public Library's needs for this type of content manipulation and analysis, but also the broader ADR community's, as well.
Congratulations to Denver Public Library!