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The Mellon Grant at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

The Research Project

This grant is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

January 2005 - December 2005

During the proposed 12-month period of the planning grant, the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Libraries will collaborate with the College of Liberal Arts, to develop a multi-dimensional model for assessing support for scholarship and research in the context of a large research campus. Sixteen academic departments have been selected for exploration within the humanities and social sciences. They are:

- African American & African Studies - English
- American Indian Studies - French & Italian
- American Studies - Geography
- Anthropology - German, Scandinavian & Dutch
- Asian Languages & Literatures - History
- Chicano Studies - Political Science
- Classical & Near Eastern Studies - Sociology
- Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature - Spanish & Portuguese

The model will address the perceived fragmentation of content, services, tools, and physical environments that enable research and will identify areas where the Libraries might advance greater coherence to the diverse systems of support. The framework will focus on three broad components: information resources, infrastructure services, and research behaviors. The planning process will be used to develop the proposed framework for analysis, but also to engage both the college and library communities in the process.

 

 
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