July 9, 2019
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced the appointment of Emil Kang as Program Director for Arts and Cultural Heritage. In this role, Kang will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking program that seeks to nurture exceptional creative accomplishment, scholarship, and art conservation practices while promoting a diverse and sustainable ecosystem for the arts.
May 7, 2019
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Senior Program Officer for Scholarly Communications, Donald J. Waters, will retire on August 31, 2019 after 20 years of exceptional service at the Foundation.
March 6, 2019
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) Kathryn Hall will succeed Danielle S. Allen as the Chair of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Board of Trustees, the Foundation announced today. Allen announced her retirement after eleven years of service, the last four as Chair. The Foundation also announced the election of museum director Thelma Golden and investor Joshua S. Friedman to the Board of Trustees
February 5, 2019
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) A one-year, $161,000 grant from the New York City-based Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund a joint project to support the effective communication and exchange of data between local and national digital preservation repositories. The project — a collaboration between the UC San Diego Library, UC Santa Barbara, Emory University, Northwestern University and DuraSpace — will design tools that will enable libraries and archives to seamlessly deposit content into distributed digital preservation systems (DDPs), update that content over time and reliably restore content if needed.
February 4, 2019
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Library of Congress announced that it has received a $540,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to evaluate the physical health of the national collection of books in American research libraries and to guide their archive retention and preservation decisions. Since there currently is no objective formula to assess the condition of millions of books in the custody of the nation’s libraries, this scientific study will help inform best practices and provide a baseline for libraries to analyze their print collections based on established scientific guidelines.
March 13, 2018
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a research and development grant to the Internet Archive to address the critical need to preserve the “long tail” of open access scholarly communications. The project, Ensuring the Persistent Access of Long Tail Open Access Journal Literature, builds on prototype work identifying at-risk content held in web archives by using data provided by identifier services and registries. Furthermore, the project expands on work acquiring missing open access articles via customized web harvesting, improving discovery and access to this materials from within extant web archives, and developing machine learning approaches, training sets, and cost models for advancing and scaling this project’s work.
February 7, 2018
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have elected Elizabeth Alexander to be the Foundation’s next President, effective March 2018. Alexander will succeed Earl Lewis, who has served as President since 2013.
July 13, 2017
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) Birkbeck is set to investigate the workings of the academic peer review process, thanks to a $99,000 research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Peer review, the process designed to determine the validity, quality and originality of research for publication, aims to uphold the integrity of published academic work and to ensure poor quality or inaccurate works do not reach publication.
October 27, 2016
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $2,725,000 for a regranting program to digitize “at risk” audio and audiovisual materials of high scholarly value. The program will run four competitions between January 2017 and September 2018, awarding a total of $2.3 million.
October 17, 2016
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant for $750,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support BitCurator NLP, a project that will develop software and protocols for the application of natural language processing (NLP) methods to born-digital library, archives and museum (LAM) collections. The new tools created by the two-year project will enable professionals at LAMs to more effectively and efficiently curate digital materials, and ultimately make collections more accessible to individuals searching for information or documents.
April 25, 2016
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Stanford a $1.5 million grant to support library initiatives that develop and advance the use of linked open data. Stanford Libraries will coordinate a team representing Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Library of Congress and Princeton to upgrade the current infrastructure libraries use to create, store, and share bibliographic data.
July 22, 2015
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) With $2.2 million in support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and in partnership with Artstor, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is offering 42 liberal arts colleges and universities the opportunity to join its Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research. The Consortium intends to improve teaching and learning, enhance faculty and student/faculty research, and streamline administrative capabilities through a uniform digital system of cataloging research material collections.
June 26, 2015
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Council on Library and Information Resources has received a 24-month, $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting July 2015.
December 17, 2009
(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has received a 21-month, $1.4 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support general operations starting January 2010.
April 14, 2006
(University of Rochester's River Campus Libraries) The University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries will take the lead in studying how best to develop an open-source online system that can unify access to traditional and digital library resources. With a $283,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University will begin planning and requirements analysis activities for a new system known as eXtensible Catalog (XC).