Archive for June, 2011

NEH Digital Humanities Grants Require Data Management Plans

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new grant program, Digital Humanities Implementation Grants, to fund the implementation of projects that have completed a start-up phase.  Awards range from $100,000 to $325,000.

Grant requirements include the submission of a data management plan; this requirement has been aligned with a similar requirement from the National Science Foundation, which enables applicants to take advantage of resources created to support the NSF requirement.  The UCLA Library has created a Web page providing data management information and resources and also offers services to support researchers.

Library Coalition Responds to Efforts to Limit Document Delivery

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

The International Coalition of Library Consortia, of which UC’s California Digital Library is a member, has issued a statement in response to guidelines recently proposed by the International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers (STM) that would limit document delivery services.

Specifically, the proposed STM guidelines would restrict researchers’ access to information via interlibrary loan.  The library coalition believes that, although copyright laws vary by country, ILL practices comply with and are appropriately governed by current copyright laws and are also consistent with the three-step test of Berne.