2012 Grant Winners


The Council of Atlantic University Libraries - Conseil des bibliothèques universitaires de l'Atlantique (CAUL-CBUA) is pleased to award its 2012 Collaborative Research & Innovation Grant.

The CAUL-CBUA Collaborative Research & Innovation Grant is intended to encourage collaborative research across the academic libraries in the region, proposing solutions to practical questions as well as projects which involve structured evidence-based research. Identification of projects of regional interest, which can prove useful in developing research partnerships between practitioners, educators and students is also encouraged.

We would like to congratulate our 2012 grant winners, Nicole Dixon of Cape Breton University and Jennifer Richard of Acadia University.

Jennifer Richard, Head of Research Services at Vaughan Memorial Library, was awarded a grant of $1000 for her proposed study of current practices in the management of electronic resources within CAUL-CBUA institutions. It is hoped that this research will assist in “providing opportunities for greater efficiencies within and between libraries, as well as positioning the CAUL-CBUA office and its members to be better prepared to address new consortial purchasing models.”

Nicole Dixon, Electronic Resources Librarian at Cape Breton University Library, was awarded $1000 for her project, Open Mine: Building a Collaborative Digital Repository for Outreach and Community Development. Using the Library’s Bras d’Or Collection, the project will allow community users to “tag and/or add historical comments to digitized Bras d’Or items, ensuring better keyword and subject searching, engaging citizens, and providing context to Collection items.“