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October 21, 2022

Columbia University Columbia Libraries expands access to mobile ebooks. Columbia University Libraries announced a significant expansion of access to mobile ebooks on the Palace Project mobile app. The Palace Project app brings together over 250,000 ebooks from our collections and makes them accessible all in one place. Palace helps Columbia's Libraries improve the reading experience and makes available ebooks from various publishers in one simplified interface. [Full Announcement].

December 16, 2015

Columbia University Columbia University Libraries Receives $2.2 Million Grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded Columbia University Libraries $2.2 million to develop an online portal to the Corporationís institutional records, from 1886 to the present. The philanthropic foundationís records span all manner of formats from paper ledger books to audio and videotaped oral histories and born-digital grant files. This project will extend Columbiaís capacity to provide online access to the Corporationís materials while at the same time develop a set of open source tools that can be shared with other research libraries and cultural institutions. [Full Announcement].

December 11, 2013

Columbia University Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, the New York Public Library, and Princeton University Library appoint Jacob Nadal as executive director of the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP). Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, the New York Public Library, and Princeton University Library announced today the appointment of Jacob Nadal as Executive Director of The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), the countryís largest offsite library shelving facility jointly owned and operated by the three institutions. [Full Announcement].

January 16, 2013

Columbia University Cornell and Columbia Libraries to build a joint technical infrastructure. The libraries at Columbia University and Cornell University are taking an unprecedented new step in their 2CUL partnership: integrating a major part of their operations. Thanks to a three-year, $350,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the two libraries will integrate their technical services departments. These departments purchase and license library materials, such as books, e-books, e-journals, databases and more, and they provide data so that users can find and use those materials. [Full Announcement].

December 13, 2007

Columbia University Columbia University Libraries Becomes Newest Partner in Google Book Search Library Project. Columbia University Libraries and Google, Inc. have signed an agreement to digitize a large number of the Librariesí books in the public domain and make them available online. The project, which is one of several collaborations between Google and major research libraries, will evaluate and review hundreds of thousands of volumes from the Librariesí collections over the next six years. [Full Announcement].