Project Led by Aaron Brenner Receives Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant

The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant of $224,761, with the University Library System (ULS) Coordinator of Digital Scholarship Aaron Brenner serving as principal investigator.

This National Leadership Grant is for a project that will develop public and academic libraries as key partners in civic open data ecosystems. The ULS, in collaboration with the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, hosted by the University Center for Social and Urban Research at Pitt; the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; and the Urban Institute will develop a guide and toolkit that will help libraries address needs, develop practices, anticipate challenges and learn from successful civic data partnerships.