Just got word that IMLS, Institute of Museum and Library Services, has awarded the ibiblio-led Folkstreams.net project grant support to the tune of $129,242.

IMLS says:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science — Chapel Hill, NC
Year: 2006
Amount: $129,424
Grant: National Leadership Grants for Libraries – Building Digital Resources

Expanding on the work of a previous IMLS grant, UNC’s ibiblio.org digital library will archive, digitize, and video stream 35 new documentary films. Partnering with Folkstreams, Inc. and the University’s Southern Folklore Collection, the project will produce a guide to best practices in video digitization; add 20 new video clips to its Video Aids for Film Preservation; and create portals, guides, and outreach materials for senior citizens and teachers. Rare documentaries will provide knowledge of American folklife to these two distinct audiences using the easy-to-access folkstreams.net Website.