ERIC Number: ED330369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Library Programs. College Library Technology and Cooperation Grants Program. HEA Title II-D. Abstracts and Analysis of Funded Projects 1989.
Kaske, Neal K.
Technological advancement in academic library resources sharing, networking, and information transfer have developed dramatically in the past decade, with institutions (including nonacademic libraries) finding themselves hard pressed to acquire the resources necessary to institute or otherwise improve their networking capabilities. Further, these new developments have posed new problems that need to be researched in depth and new alternatives that need to be tested. To assist in meeting these needs, Congress enacted the College Library Technology and Cooperation Grants Program under the Higher Education Amendments of 1986, authorizing the Secretary of Education to make four types of grants: (1) Networking Grants for institutions of higher education demonstrating a need for special assistance to participate in library networking for resource sharing; (2) Combination Grants for institutions of higher education in need of special assistance for joint use of libraries; (3) Services to Institutions Grants to assist nonacademic libraries in providing additional services to academia; and (4) Research and Demonstration Grants supporting projects that meet national or regional library needs in the utilization of technology. In addition, Continuation Grants were also awarded to those projects which first won awards in 1988 and were recommended for continuation in 1989. This collection of abstracts provides information on each of the 62 projects funded in 1989, including the name of the institution, the project director, the grant period, funding for fiscal year 1989, the grant number, and a brief descritpion. Seven tables present: the state distribution of awards; a summary of the funding; grant requests, awards, and matching funds, by type of grant; descriptive information on institutions awarded grants; distribution of applications; distribution of awards; and the percentage of awards and funds. An appendix describes the formal grant application process. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title II