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Grants and Acquisitions

Ann-Christe Young

The University of Florida has receivedfour Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants totally $144,305. The rare book collection received $41,220 to enhance its cataloging records in certain subject and chronological areas through 1800 to provide full access. Another grant of $22,385 funds a new Internet virtual reference service and city census data enhancements to the documents department’s Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library Website (http:// web.uflib.ufl.edu/docs/). The Florida Center for Library Automation, in partnership with the libraries of eight state universities of Florida, has received $70,000 of LSTA funds to catalog all significant special collections in the universities’ libraries. The Smathers Libraries has also been awarded a $10,700 one-year Northeast Florida Library Information Network grant for the retrospective copy cataloging of 20th century titles in the Baldwin Library of Historical American and English Literature.

New York University (NYU) has received a$732,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation for a program in Moving Image Archiving Preservation. The program is a joint project of the NYU Libraries and the Department of Cinema Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts and supports the development of a model program addressing the preservation of cultural, artistic, and historical documentation on film, videotape, and new moving-image media. This project will build on and support the Tisch School’s new master’s degree program in moving image archiving and preservation. The grant will support the appointment of a moving image preservation specialist on the Tisch faculty who will also work with the libraries to develop an ongoing program of preservation to examine, reformat (if necessary), appropriately house, and make accessible materials in the moving-image collections.

Ed. note: Send your news to: Grants & Acquisitions, C&RL News, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; e-mail: ayoung@ala.org.

Cornell University has received a grant of$1.56 million for its Digital Library Research Group to develop the core infrastructure for the National Science Digital Library, an online resource that will make high-quality source materials in science available to students from kindergarten through college. The software will pull together information from hundreds of sources in a wide range of formats and make it accessible to end users via the Web.

Acquisitions

Emory University has acquired the Modern Poetry Library of the late J. M. Edelstein. Edelstein (1924-1996), a bibliographer, book collector, and scholar, served as distinguished bibliographer in residence at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, assistant director at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and chief librarian at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The collection contains more than 2,000 volumes, including a number of fine press works and other rare editions, and is most notable for the extensive number of works by poet Wallace Stevens. ■

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