CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information has received two grants which total more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts.
The larger of the two grants involves Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir as principal investigator along with co-principal investigators SIS Professor and Interim Director Dania Bilal and SIS Associate Professor Rachel Fleming-May. They have been awarded a two-year $811,501 grant from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. The grant will provide assistantships and co-curricular educational opportunities for master’s degree students interested … Read more “CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts”
UT Receives IMLS Planning Grant to Research Role of Rural Public Libraries in Economic Development
The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (UT-SIS) has been awarded a one-year planning grant of $49,557 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Assistant Professor Wade Bishop will administer the grant project, “The role of rural public libraries in small business economic development in the Appalachian region: A case study of Tennessee” (PLSB-TN).” The two phase research project will begin Oct. 1, 2014 and conclude Sept. 30, 2015.
In Phase 1 quantitative and qualitative data will be collected about the roles of rural public libraries in Tennessee from the small … Read more “UT Receives IMLS Planning Grant to Research Role of Rural Public Libraries in Economic Development”
The Lib-Value Project funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is conducting an in-depth exploration of academic libraries’ value. The research work is featured in the spring 2013 edition of Quest magazine. Chancellor’s Professor and Director of the CCI Center for Information and Communication Studies Carol Tenopir is co-principal investigator on the project.
“This important project comes at a time when universities are facing financial challenges. The knowledge gained from this study will help many academic institutions maximize the value of their library investments. For UT, it will be of great value as … Read more “Maximizing Value”
UT Awarded IMLS Grant to Study ePoetry
The University of Tennessee and the University of Illinois will partner in a planning grant to explore the feasibility of an online index, and possibly a full-text repository, of individual poetry works published only in electronic format. The project team will consider a variety of issues ranging from technical and intellectual property issues, to discovery and use rights, licensing schema, and strategies for sustaining such a resource. A final report will be widely disseminated detailing findings and recommendations for future action.
Rachel Fleming-May, assistant professor in the School of Information Sciences and Harriett Green at UI will be co-prinicipals on … Read more “UT Awarded IMLS Grant to Study ePoetry”
SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase Hispanic participation in teaching library science.
The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)as two of the 32 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
Bharat Mehra and Vandana Singh of UT’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) received a grant award of $478,258 for the continuation of the school’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program Phase II (ITRL2), which offers scholarships to thirteen rural librarians in the Appalachian region of … Read more “SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants”
UT School of Information Sciences Recruiting Students for the Emerging Field of Science Data Curation
SciData is a new master’s initiative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management.
Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.
In response to this need, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provided funds to develop SciData as a two-year master’s program. Eight students with science background or interest in science … Read more “UT School of Information Sciences Recruiting Students for the Emerging Field of Science Data Curation”