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Jan 01, 2003

ULS Receives NEH Grant to Preserve Chinese Texts

In spring 2003 the University Library System received a $232,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a two-year project to catalog and preserve through microfilming 3,000 acidic and rare books from a collection of Chinese material held by the East Asian Library within the ULS. The DRL will also conduct a pilot digitization project on a small subset of material to offer enhanced access and investigate the adaptation of new methodologies, tools and techniques for creating, processing, and indexing digital library content for foreign language materials. The University of Pittsburgh was the only institution in the NEH Brittle Books and Serials category to receive an award supporting a project that encompasses digitization for access.



DRL To Digitize Portions of the Dick Thornburgh Archives Collection

The University Library System received a $500,000 two-year grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Dick Thornburgh Archives Collection. A portion of the funds will support the digitization of documentary evidence found in the collection. The online collection will include access to textual and audio/video material, such as articles and op-ed pieces, speeches, news releases, photographs, audio recordings, and moving images. The online finding guide will aid online users in performing their research.