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RBDB 2014 Grant Recipients

2014  Regional Bibliographic Databases Program Grant Recipients


CDLC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Retrospective Conversion and Metadata grants, funded by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB). 

Grant recipients are: 

  • Albany Institute of History & Art for retrospective conversion of special collection books, original cataloging of manuscript single sheets, and original cataloging of manuscript finding aids.
  • Crandall Public Library for retrospective conversion of titles from the Folklife Center Serials collection –local and regional history, genealogy, Folklife studies, 19th century publications.
  • Dudley Observatory for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage from the Observatory’s historical archives and artifact collections such as lantern slides, globes, telescopes.
  • Guilderland Public Library for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for a collection of yearbooks from the Farnsworth Middle School. 
  • Hudson Valley Community College for retrospective conversion of titles from the college archives and other college publications. Titles also will be digitized and made available in New York Heritage. 
  • miSci for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for images from the GE Research Laboratory Photo Collection.
  • NYS Military Museum for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for enlistment cards for men from the 15th New York Unit (the African-American unit).
  • Rudolf Steiner Library for retrospective conversion of titles from the Rudolf Steiner Library of the Anthroposophical Society in America into OCLC. 
  • Skidmore College for digitization and creation of metadata in Skidmore’s CONTENTdm platform for Skidmore College publications.

The RAAC subcommittee that reviewed the 2014 grant applications is:   Maria McShane (The College of Saint Rose), Mary Ann Warner (Schenectady County Public Library), Colleen Smith (Albany Law School) and Jane Bentley (Questar III).

The Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB) was established in 1984 as part of Education Law. Funds provided for the RBDB Program may be used for a variety of purposes to support regional resource sharing and regional automation. 

 

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