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IMLS Awards $250,000 to the Northeast Document Conservation Center for a System to Digitize Audio Recordings from Obsolete Formats

Jan 10, 2013

A grant of $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will help them provide for first time a much needed service to museums, libraries, and archives around the country. They will use new technologies to convert audio recordings from obsolete formats, such as wax cylinders and records, to new digital formats. Read More

Maura Marx Selected as IMLS Deputy Director for the Office of Library Services

Jan 03, 2013

IMLS hires digital library expert to fill leadership position. Marx will begin in May 2013. Read More

IMLS Awards $249,999 to the Chicago Public Library Foundation to Create a Maker Space

Dec 20, 2012

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today a grant in the amount of $249,999 to the Chicago Public Library Foundation to develop a Maker space. Read More


UpNext Blog Posts

Blog Post: From Resumes to Robots

Mar 20, 2013

Community member Willie Wright and library director Jody Risacher talk about the Cumberland County Public Library’s programs serve their community, from career development services to science projects for kids. Read More

Blog Post: Community Scientists Wow Museum Visitors
Powerhouse Science Center

Mar 20, 2013

Museum educators at the Powerhouse Science Center create practical guide to help local scientists build new skills. Read More

Blog Post: Museums as Dinner Table: Dialogues on Immigration

Mar 19, 2013

This spring, participants of the Immigration and Civil Rights Network will discuss immigration issues and work together to bring those dialogues to their museums. Read More


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Tackling Money Matters at New York Public Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL) introduced Money Matters, a project to educate library staff on the core concepts of personal finance and related reference sources. The program also made the staff more open to the idea of hosting presentations by experts who provided personal finance training that was needed most by their neighborhood communities. NYPL also made the project training materials freely available. Read more..

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