PR Newswire: Iron Mountain Renews Support for Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, Preserving and Protecting the Writings and Legacy of President Lincoln (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Iron Mountain Renews Support for Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project, Preserving and Protecting the Writings and Legacy of President Lincoln (PRESS RELEASE). “Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, today announced it has renewed its support of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Overseen by the Library, the project is dedicated to identifying, imaging, transcribing, annotating, and publishing all documents written by, or to, Abraham Lincoln during his lifetime. Iron Mountain’s grant is supported through the Living Legacy Initiative, the company’s commitment to preserve and make accessible cultural and historical information and artifacts.”

Case Western Reserve University: Database funded to help researchers understand the effect of bipolar disorder throughout adult life span

Case Western Reserve University: Database funded to help researchers understand the effect of bipolar disorder throughout adult life span. “Not much is known about how bipolar disorder (BD) affects people throughout their lives. Do women and men differ in the severity of their symptoms? Does a person’s age when a bipolar diagnosis is made have any bearing on how severe the symptoms are? How do other medical conditions affect symptoms of BD across the life span? These questions and others like them are the focus of an international team of researchers, joined by Martha Sajatovic, professor of psychiatry and of neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, who has received a three-year, $600,000 grant from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders. She and her colleagues will develop the first-of-its-kind multi-national database that can be used to help researchers address questions about BD throughout the adult life span.”

Library of Congress: Library Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Library of Congress: Library Receives Major Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. “The Library of Congress announced today that it has received a $540,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to evaluate the physical health of the national collection of books in American research libraries and to guide their archive retention and preservation decisions. Since there currently is no objective formula to assess the condition of millions of books in the custody of the nation’s libraries, this scientific study will help inform best practices and provide a baseline for libraries to analyze their print collections based on established scientific guidelines. “

University of New Mexico: Visiting scholar awarded Digital Collections Fellowship

University of New Mexico: Visiting scholar awarded Digital Collections Fellowship. “Daniel Webb, a visiting scholar at The University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies (CRS), has been awarded a Digital Collections Fellowship by the Omohundro Institute of Early American Culture and History for the digitization of archival documents and materials relating to Apache (Ndé) history. The project will receive funding in the amount of $5,000.”

KSEN: MSU Researchers Receive Grant To Build ‘Algorithmic Awareness’ As Form Of Digital Literacy

KSEN: MSU Researchers Receive Grant To Build ‘Algorithmic Awareness’ As Form Of Digital Literacy. “To help increase awareness of algorithms, the [Montana State University] Library received a $50,000 grant for ‘Unpacking the Algorithms That Shape our User Experience.’ The project includes three main parts, all with a goal of introducing “algorithmic awareness” as a form of digital literacy: researching algorithms and writing a report for users, developing a teaching tool in order to give transparency to common algorithms, and creating a curriculum and pilot class. “

EurekAlert: Next-generation big data analytics tools will make sense of streaming data in real time

EurekAlert: Next-generation big data analytics tools will make sense of streaming data in real time . “With a three-year, $499,753 grant from the National Science Foundation, Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science and director of WPI’s Data Science Program, is leading a team of computer science and data science students that is building a next-generation event trend analysis tool known as SETA (Scalable Event Trend Analytics). This open-source software will be used not just to find patterns in real-time, high-volume data streams (“data in motion”), but to analyze those patterns and make sense of them on the fly for just-in-time decision making.”

Recording Academy: Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Names Research And Preservation Grant Winners

Recording Academy: Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Names Research And Preservation Grant Winners. “The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has announced the recipients of their Research And Preservation Grant Program, established to continue the cultural understanding of Latin Music and its history.”