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LG-05-05-0197-05

George Mason University
Fiscal Year: 
2005
Award: 
$249,420.00
City: 
Fairfax
State: 
VA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
Advancing Digital Resources

George Mason University's Center for History and New Media will develop free, open source Web browser tools to enhance the use of digital library and museum collections. These tools will turn a regular browser into SmartFox: the Scholar's Browser for Digital Collections, which will allow users to capture and organize digital scholarly materials. SmartFox will relieve libraries and museums of the need to build personal collection tools for their users and will leverage the substantial investment they have already made in digitizing collection materials. In addition to capturing and organizing digital materials seamlessly from diverse, heterogeneous sources it will also enable better provenance and rights tracking for items collected in scholarly research.