OSU library faculty were awarded two innovation grants as part of OSU Information Services’ new Learning Innovation Grants program.
Congratulations to Steve Van Tuyl, Margaret Mellinger, and Natalia Fernandez.
Steve and Margaret have received an $8,550 grant to develop a 3D model repository pilot. Their project will support faculty teaching and student learning and augment the Library's current 3D services. The plan is to develop a repository for learning object packages that include 3D models and associated curricular information. The repository will seek to facilitate the process of creation and curation of 3D models as learning objects, both for the OSU community and for higher education as a whole.
Natalia Fernandez shared her $7000 grant with Interdisciplinary Studies graduate student Mike Jager. Together they are launching the Oregon Multicultural Archives iBooks development project. This program will give OSU undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to collaborate with the Oregon Multicultural Archives to write and publish iBooks. The iBooks will feature the histories and current activities of two Portland-based performing arts groups--Milagro, a Latino based theatre company, and the Obo Addy Legacy Project, a West African dance and music group. The books will showcase materials from their archival collections—documents, photos, video, and audio recordings.