Magazine article Computers in Libraries

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced that it has awarded $650,000 in prizes to 10 not-for-profit institutions in its second annual Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration. These awards recognize not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative development of open source software tools with application to scholarship in the arts and humanities as well as cultural-heritage activities. The list of recipients, prizes, and projects is as follows:

* $100,000 to the American Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, N.Y.; www.movingimage.us) for the development and release of the OpenCollection museum collection management system (www.opencollection.org)

* $100,000 to Duke University (Durham, N.C.; www.duke.edu) for leadership and development work on the OpenCroquet open source 3D virtual worlds environment (www.opencroquet.org)

* $100,000 to Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand; www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz) for leadership and development work on several open source projects including the New Zealand Open Source Virtual Learning Environment (http://eduforge.org/projects/nzvle)

* $50,000 to the Georgia Public Library Service of the University System of Georgia (Atlanta; www.georgialibraries. …

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