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Library Development Grants / Country Libraries Fund Grants 2011/12

The Minister for the Arts, the Hon George Souris MP, has announced the successful 2011/12 Library Development / Country Libraries Fund Grants. The successful projects are below, and councils will receive letters this week with details. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Cameron Morley

A/Director, Public Library and Community Learning Services

 

Library Development Grants 2011/12

 

Council

Project

Project Type

Grant

Bankstown

Bankstown City Library and Knowledge Centre

 

Building

$200,000

Blue Mountains

New Katoomba Branch Library Fitout

Building

$200,000

Canada Bay

Multimedia Labs

Technology

$40,726

Canterbury

Digital Canterbury

Technology and Collection Development

$54,730

Holroyd

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers' Advocate Newspaper Digitisation Project

Local Studies

Digitisation

$59,000

Kogarah

Roving Reference and Information Service

Technology and Innovation

$37,146

Liverpool

Innovative Family History Website and Genealogy Learning Centre

Technology

$36,300

 

Mosman

Mosman Great War project

Local Studies Digitisation

$30,584

Parramatta

Engaging the community through ebook

Technology and Collection Development

$40,000

Rockdale

iBIMS to serve the Chinese Community

Technology

$31,680

Total (10)

 

 

$730,166

 


 

Country Libraries Fund

                     

Council

Project

Project Type

Grant

Bega Valley

I-Loans@Begalibrary with RFID

 

Technology

$134,000

Bourke

Digitisation of The Western Herald Newspaper

 

Local Studies Digitisation

$27,509

Coffs Harbour

Digital Coffs Harbour

Technology and Collection Development

$11,000

Cootamundra

Upgrade/replacement of microfilm reader/printer facility

 

Technology

$17,833

Deniliquin

History uncovered

Technology

$35,908

Gilgandra

Digitising the Gilgandra Weekly newspaper

 

Local Studies Digitisation

$42,315

Goulburn-Mulwaree

Goulburn Library Refurbishment Project

Building

$190,130

Goulburn-Mulwaree

Digital: Branching Out

 

Collection Development

$61,510

Great Lakes

People's Spaces: using space to develop contemporary library services at Forster

Building

$109,945

Greater Taree

Rejuvenate : keeping connected with youth in Greater Taree

Youth Services and Collection Development

$31,344

Kempsey

Towards equity of access for the vision impaired

 

Technology and Collection Development

$51,010

Kiama

Digitisation of the Kiama Independent newspaper from 1863

Local Studies Digitisation

$83,000

Maitland

RFID Implementation

Technology

$196,200

Moree Plains

Indigenous collection/service Development

 

Client services and

Collection Development

$21,693

Newcastle

Building an ebook collection

Technology and Collection Development

$150,000

Orange

Access to our heritage through newspaper digitisation

 

Local Studies Digitisation

$94,600

Palerang

Building collections for older people at Palerang Libraries

 

Collection Development

$50,000

Port Stephens

Raymond Terrace Library Relocation

 

Building

$200,000

Tamworth

eAudio content

Collection Development

$11,000

Tamworth

Living Room Library for Nundle

Building

$170,000

Walgett

Walgett Library Building Extension

 

Building

$200,000

Warren

Put an e in rural: digital collections

Technology and

Collection Development

$50,000

Yass Valley

Beyond four walls: mobile library van service

Outreach

$61,003

Total  (23)

 

 

$2,000,000

 

All NSW councils were invited to apply for 2011/12 Library Development / Country Libraries Fund Grants in September 2011. Applications were due on 19 December 2011.

 

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