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November 2, 2018

Indiana University. IU Libraries receives $1.2 million grant to develop ability to search digitized audiovisual files. Current access to text-based data and knowledge is unprecedented in human history. Now, enabled by a $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Indiana University Libraries is setting its sights on the next research frontier: hundreds of millions of hours of audiovisual content. To unlock access to multitudes of unheard stories, IU Libraries will work extensively with project partners at University of Texas at Austin, New York Public Library and information management consultant AVP. Together the team will develop and test a scalable Audiovisual Metadata Platform, known as AMP, to generate searchable time-stamped descriptions for audiovisual content. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2014

Indiana University. Kuali OLE System Partners receive $882,000 grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Indiana University, on behalf of Kuali OLE System Partners, has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment, an open-source, community-based library software system created by a partnership of some of the nationís leading university libraries. [Full Announcement].

December 6, 2011

Indiana University. IU receives grant to create software system for video and audio collections. The Indiana University Libraries, in partnership with Northwestern University Library, recently received a $947,963 grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to create a freely available open source software system to enable academic libraries and archives to easily provide online access to their video and audio collections.This project, known as Variations on Video, will be based in IUís Digital Library Program and continues a planning project supported by a previous IMLS grant to IU. It builds on IUís past success in developing the open source Variations digital music library system, now in use at over 20 colleges and universities beyond IU, and on Northwesternís long history of expertise in video digitization and delivery. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2011

Kuali Foundation. Access to research library resources expands with OLE release from Kuali collaboration. Kuali Foundation has announced the release of Kuali OLE 0.3, a milestone in open-source software development that addresses the functional needs of higher education research libraries for managing information resources. Kuali Open Library Environment is a robust, enterprise-wide, easy-to-use system for selecting, acquiring and describing library information resources that link with enterprise business processes and value-added external resources. [Full Announcement].

August 10, 2011

Indiana University. IU Data To Insight Center to lead Sloan-funded investigation into non-consumptive research. Indiana University's Data To Insight Center will lead a $600,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to fund the first investigation of non-consumptive research for a major mass digitized collection of content. Partners with D2I on this include the HathiTrust Research Center and the University of Michigan's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. [Full Announcement].

March 15, 2010

Indiana University. Variations/FRBR project relases FRBR XML Schemas. The Variations/FRBR project at Indiana University announced the release of an initial set of XML Schemas for the encoding of FRBRized bibliographic data. The Variations/FRBR project aims to provide a concrete testbed for the FRBR conceptual model, and these XML Schemas represent one step towards that goal by prescribing a concrete data format that instantiates the conceptual model. [Full Announcement].

January 11, 2010

Indiana University. IU awarded $2.38 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop library software. A $2.38 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Indiana University will be used to develop software created specifically for the management of print and electronic collections for academic and research libraries around the world. IU will lead the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) project, a partnership of research libraries dedicated to managing increasingly digital resources and collections. Together, these libraries will develop "community source" software that will be made available to libraries worldwide. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2008

Indiana University. Variations as a Testbed for the FRBR Conceptual Model project funded. Indiana University announced funding for a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a project entitled "Variations as a Testbed for the FRBR Conceptual Model." This project will build on Indiana University's expertise in digital music libraries and the well-known Variations digital music library system, and provide a concrete testbed for the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records conceptual model. This project is focused on testing FRBR in a real-world environment, and on providing data, code, and system design specifications that can be re-used by others interested in FRBR. [Full Announcement].