Hear Dr. Gloriana St. Clair on The Million Book Project Today; view presentation slides

 
Dr. Gloriana St. Clair, Dean, University Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University, visited OCLC Dublin (Ohio) recently to discuss the Million Book Digital Library Project. This is an international library project that strives to create a free-to-read, searchable collection of one million books, available to everyone over the Internet.  Dr. St. Clair’s presentation focused on the development and growth of the project, and highlighted opportunities and challenges in collaboration, content, and sustainability.

The Million Book Project has received funding from the National Science Foundation to support scanning and indexing. Project partners include government and academic institutions in India and China, academic libraries in the United States, and OCLC.

Dr. St. Clair has edited College & Research Libraries and was managing editor of the Journal of Academic Librarianship, and co-founded portal: Libraries and the Academy, which is published electronically. Dr. St. Clair has led or participated in various leadership activities in the field of library science and was the chair of the American Library Association’s Library Research Roundtable and the chair of the Association for College & Research Libraries Excellence Award.

For more information:

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research
bolander@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5207

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