News & Announcements
2015 Regional Bibliographic Databases Program Grant Recipients Announced!
The recipients of the CDLC 2015 Retrospective Conversion and Metadata grants, funded by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB), range from academic libraries to rural public libraries to museums in our region.
All CDLC members are eligible to apply for these grants, which provide an opportunity for libraries, museums and historical societies to make their unique and varied collections accessible via online catalogs or as digital collections for all to discover and enjoy.
This year, we were able to provide total funding of over $17,000 to nine institutions.
Congratulations to the recipients and thank you for making your unique collections available:
Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage of items from the College Archives such as historic papers, photographs, commencement bulletins, and student newspapers.
The College of Saint Rose for retrospective conversion of assessments from the Emery Educational and Clinical Services Center at the college.
Crandall Public Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage from the library’s Special Collections Folklife Center.
Dudley Observatory for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for items from Dudley’s historical archives and artifacts. The story of Dudley’s “Scientific Sweatshop” will be documented.
Fort Edward Free Library, a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), for retrospective conversion of titles from the library’s local historical collection.
Hudson Valley Community College for retrospective conversion of titles from the college archives, as well as digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage.
Middleburgh Public Library, a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System (MVLS), for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for items from the library’s Local History Room and the Dr. Best House & Medical Museum.
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science) for retrospective conversion of items including titles relating to the electrical industry, engineering, business, and Schenectady history.
New York State Military Museum for digitization and creation of metadata in New York Heritage for enlistment cards of the 15th New York National Guard unit.
CDLC, as part of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc., is pleased to offer a reduced rate for the 2015 Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference. This year’s conference will be taking place Monday, April 27th through Wednesday, April 29th at the Hilton in Washington, D.C. I don’t know about you, but the idea of springtime in D.C. doesn’t sound half bad!
As a member of CDLC, you are eligible for a special rate of $319 for the 3-day event. This includes all Computer in Libraries and Internet@ Schools conference sessions as well as admission to the Exhibit Hall, access to the CyberCorner Theater, a variety of Networking Events, and a light continental breakfast each morning before the keynote speaker.
Daily rates and pre-conference workshops are not included in this price. Hurry though, this discount is only applicable if you register before Friday, March 27th!
Please visit the Computers in Libraries registration page and use the code 153RS to receive discounted pricing.
Click here for more information or read through their program PDF here.