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December 31, 2000
End date, DCHC Final Report sent to IMLS, March 30, 2001
December 5, 2000
Meeting with Premila Gamage, Librarian, Institute of Policy Studies, Sri Lanka
December 1, 2000
Presentation to Jorge Melo, Banco de la República, Columbia, and other Mortenson Associates
November 1, 2000
Fall 2000 Partners Meeting
October 17, 2000
Presentation to UIUC Library Staff, hosted by the Library Information Technology Committee
October 11-12, 2000
Meeting with Jim Blackaby, Director of Internet Strategies and Information Services, Mystic Seaport Museum
October 5, 2000
Presentation to visitors from Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
October 2, 2000
Meeting with Prof. Heather M. Edwards, Director, FOTIM
September 29, 2000
Presentation to LIS 380 class, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, UIUC
September 25, 2000
Presentation at Lincoln Trail Libraries System Annual Meeting, Urbana, IL
September 19, 2000
IMLS awards funding to new University of Illinois project:
Teaching with Digital Content--Describing, Finding and Using Digital Cultural Heritage Materials
For further information, contact: Nuala Koetter
Fall semester
Enable teachers to integrate digital cultural heritage materials into curricula.
September 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
August 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
July 6-12, 2000
Presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
July 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
June 12-13, 2000
Beth & Nuala attend the DLI 2 All-Projects Meeting
June 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
May 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
April 30, 2000
Interim Report sent to IMLS
April 16-19, 2000
Nuala attends Museums and the Web 2000, Minneapolis, MN
April 10, 2000
Visiting delegation from the China Academic Library and Information System
April 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
March 24, 2000
Search engine for digital repository is up and running!
March 15-17, 2000
Nuala and Pat attend the IMLS-sponsored Web-Wise Conference, Washington, DC
March 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
February 10-11, 2000
Meeting with Charly Bauer, Assistant Director of Library Systems, Multimedia Databases, OhioLINK. (See " Workshops & Conferences" for more information).
From February 2000
Curators and librarians add digitized images and descriptions to database.
February 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
January 2000
Curators start digitizing collections
A digital repository, accessible on the Web, is created.
January 21, 2000
Visit from Missouri Botanical Garden Librarians
January 11, 2000
Nuala and Pat attend NINCH Copyright Town Meeting in Chicago
January 5, 2000
Partners' Time Sheets due
December 22, 1999
Visit to Rare Book and Special Collections Library
"Learning about Lincoln at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign"
December 11, 1999
Half-day Workshop: Scanning
December 8, 1999
Visit to Janenne's classroom
December 5, 1999
Partners' Time Sheets due
November 29, 1999
Visit from Elisabeth Lalou, Directeur adjoint, Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes
Advisory Group is formed
November 19, 1999
Visit to Kay's classroom
November 18, 1999
Meeting with Fred Wilson and Linda Duke, Audience Education Director of the Krannert Art Museum
November 5, 1999
Partners' Time Sheets due
October 31, 1999
Interim Report sent to IMLS
October 25, 1999
One-day workshop: Metadata
Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, Urbana, IL
Museums and libraries will develop a set of terms and conditions for digital access to their collections.
Museums, libraries and archives will determine steps to make the data elements available to teachers.
Museums, libraries and archives shall examine metadata issues with teachers to determine their information needs.
Museums, libraries and archives will examine and utilize the various digital file formats (See Technical Resources) for access and archival purposes, metadata (indexing and description) formats, and thesauri that are used across the professions.
October 17-19, 1999
Presentation at NSF-DLI Phase-2 Project-Wide Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
October 19, 1999
Presentations at Illinois Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
October 18, 1999
News article in the News Gazette
October 6, 1999
Presentation to visiting delegation from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
October 5, 1999
Partners' Time Sheets due
September 13, 1999
One-day conference: Integrating Primary Resources into Teaching,
McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL
Conference focus: utilizing material culture to meet social science goals.
Attendees: core partners, core teachers; advisory council, plus additional museum, library, and archives representatives and social science teachers from upper elementary schools in East Central Illinois.

September 1999
Article published in "Digital Imaging", by Ingram Micro, Inc. (Canada)
September 5, 1999
Partners' Time Sheets due
August 5, 1999
Partners' Time Sheets due
July - Sept. 1999
Curators consider local collections and discuss collection identification concurrently
July - Sept. 1999
Educators begin threaded e-mail discussion of Learning Standards and Curriculum Units
July 1999
Equipment purchase and installation
(See Technical Resources for Help, or Webboard for delivery status)
July 23, 1999
Presentation to MLA Cunningham Fellow , visiting from Nigeria
July 20, 1999
Presentation to delegation from National Library of China
Planning of Resource Group (a group of professionals who will monitor the project's progress)
July 14, 1999
Presentation to Mortenson Associates
July 5, 1999
Partners' Time Sheets due
June 21, 1999
New staff join:
Nuala Koetter, Project Coordinator
Amanda Grunden, Research Information Specialist
June 5, 1999
Partners' Time Sheets due
Curators, librarians, and archivists identify materials (text, images, video) that have already been digitized or will need to be digitized for inclusion in a digital repository.
Teachers will identify examples of the types of primary source materials to which they would like to have access.
All partners review the teaching goals for Social Science in the Illinois Learning Standards, focusing on the early and late elementary grades
May 12, 1999
Initial Meeting with Partners at the Early American Museum, Mahomet, IL
Start Date
April 1, 1999

Time Sheets: Each partner has committed at least two hours per week of a permanent staff member's time for the duration of the project. Time sheets should be completed by each institution on the 5th of each month. (Time sheets may be completed online).