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LG-70-16-0010-16

Regents of the University of Minnesota
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$695,000.00
City: 
Minneapolis
State: 
MN
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
National Digital Platform

Minitex, in partnership with the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), will enhance SimplyE, an open source e-reader designed specifically to streamline and improve the e-book circulation process for library patrons. SimplyE, which is currently designed to provide a seamless user experience for public library patrons, will be modified for academic, public, and school library users. SimplyE will become an even more effective element of the National Digital Platform by making the access and discoverability of e-books easier for all library users. The project partners will represent the needs of a broad range of library users, enabling the design and development of features that will allow for the participation of schools, research libraries, and consortia with shared e-book collections. In addition, this project will address the viability of expanding interlibrary loan (ILL) of e-books by exploring ILL policies and functionality for SimplyE.

Project Proposals: 
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