LSTA Grant Award
APRIL 7, 1999
The CUIP Digital Library Project is delighted to announce
that we have been awarded a grant in the amount of $153,000
from the State of Illinois under the Library Services
and Technology Act (LSTA). The grant will fund the creation
of a digital scanning service for eCUIP participants.
Four aspects of this service are included in the grant:
- Establishing a shared production scanning facility, located
at the University of Chicago Library, that both the eCUIP
project and the University Library can use to digitize
materials for their websites.
- Digitizing a collection of materials on Ida B. Wells from
source materials held at the University of Chicago, the
Vivian Harsh Collection of the Woodson Library, and other
places. Ida B. Wells was a journalist and campaigner for
civil rights and women's suffrage. Her materials will
serve as a demonstration project for use of the shared
scanning facility, and will be a major addition to the
African American Studies shelves already being planned
- Establish scanning stations in eight of the public schools
participating in the eCUIP pilot project. These scanning
stations will consist of a high-end computer workstation,
scanner, printer, and appropriate software. The project
will also fund two additional workstations for access
to the eCUIP material.
- Train teachers and librarians in each of the eight schools
receiving scanning stations in use of the hardware and
More information will be forthcoming as we work out details
of each of these aspects of the award.