December 16, 2015
(Columbia University) 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.
December 11, 2013
(Columbia University) 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.
January 16, 2013
(Columbia University) 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.
December 13, 2007
(Columbia University) 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.