IMLS Awards Grant to SJSU iSchool Lecturer Tyler Walters


Tyler WaltersThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $857,005 to the Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center. The principal investigator on the grant is Tyler Walters, associate director for Technology and Resource Services, the Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center. The co-PI is P. Toby Graham, director, Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries.

From the press release:

The Georgia Institute of Technology, in partnership with the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, Valdosta State University, Albany State University, North Georgia College and State University, and the College of Coastal Georgia, will build a statewide institutional repository (IR) called the GALILEO Knowledge Repository. The partners will also host a national symposium on statewide and consortial repositories, create instructional materials, conduct consortial IR training, and offer consulting services. This project will advance scholarly communication by expanding the use of IRs by U.S. colleges and universities and by increasing the number of professionals with knowledge and skills in managing consortial IRs.

Tyler is a San José State University School of Information lecturer and teaches INFO 259 Preservation Management and INFO 284 Digitization and Digital Preservation.