2019 RBDB Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018-2019 RBDB Grant Program cycle! RBDB stands for the Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program, which allows New York State to provide approximately $230,000/yr to fund projects that will benefit libraries across the state. The actual amount of funding is contingent upon approval of the annual NYS budget.

Each fall, WNYLRC invites member libraries and library systems to submit grant applications for the RBDB Member Grant program. This year, we renamed our Member Grant program Access and Innovation Grants and we have also been hard at work streamlining the application process! Be on the lookout for the cycle’s opening which will be happening soon…

For the 2018-2019 grant cycle, WNYLRC was able to award over $60,000 in grant funds to six member projects. We visited each institution to award their checks and we are very excited about these projects. We wish to thank everyone who applied this year, and we hope you will apply again during the next cycle!

Buffalo Broadcasters received $7,252 for their project, Digitization of WIVB-TV and WKBW-TV Archival News Films and Video Tapes.
Burchfield Penney Art Center received $6,148 for their project, Increased Digital Access to the Challenger Community Newspaper.
Nioga Library System’s branch library, Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, received $6,225 for their project, Newspaper Microfilm Digitization Project – Medina Journal Register 1973-2014.
Nioga Library System’s branch library, Niagara Falls Public Library, received $9,310 for their project, Niagara Falls City Directories, 1911-1923 Digitization Project.
SUNY Buffalo State received $15,000 for their project, Buffalo Courier-Express Newspaper Microfilm to Digital Conversion.
University at Buffalo received $16,200 for their project, Buffalo Evening News Reformatting Project.

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