Open Bibliographic Data Management Planning Grant
PALNI has launched a planning project in open bibliographic data management made possible by a $225,000 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.
The planning grant enables PALNI to identify ways of expanding current infrastructure to support open bibliographic data management tools, which library staff use to manage and share collections. The project aims to significantly enhance financial sustainability and access to information, allowing libraries to further deliver on their critical role in student success.
PALNI began considering other ways of managing bibliographic data as part of the Future Framing Task Force initiative examining the impacts on private higher education due to demographic changes and other challenges to college affordability. PALNI has committed to deep collaboration between its supported libraries and between PALNI and other library consortia and groups to innovate and build new services while reducing costs.