KCResearch – a cool project my library is working on

My library just received some good local press in the Kansas City Star. The article describes (very briefly) a new project my IT department is invlolved in, called KCResearch.

Basically, our two Project Librarians (three year grant-funded positions) are collecting all research done about Kansas City, and storing it in a database we created. We’re also planning on pointing to research that’s already represented online via fretwell-downing informatics CPORTAL software. It’s an exciting project, because community and academic organizations are working together.

And, I’m speaking about the KCResearch project at Computers in Libraries 2005 in March, so I thought I’d supply a reading assignment before the presentation (the article). Should be a good time had by all.