Wrapping Up the IRENE Grant Project
NEDCC's IRENE service is now available to cultural institutions and individuals nationwide, as it wraps up the IMLS National Leadership Grant project.
We will be archiving the pilot project's IRENE Seeing Sound Blog as part of the history of the project. The Seeing Sound Blog has followed the Center's progress as we learned to use the technology and develop the service. Future stories and updates about IRENE projects can be found on the NEDCC Stories page.
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Many thanks are in order as we move forward with the new IRENE service:
- First, our thanks go out to Dr. Carl Haber, Senior Scientist, and Dr. Earl Cornell, Computer Systems Engineer, at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, who led the prior grant-funded initiatives that developed the IRENE technology. They worked closely with NEDCC during the process of creating the service, and were very generous with their patience, advice, and expertise throughout.
- NEDCC is grateful to the Institute of Museum and Library Services for their support during the Center's National Leadership Grant. (See the History of the IRENE Project at NEDCC for background on the NEDCC grant project.)
- Thanks to the Library of Congress for their collaboration with Berkeley Labs during the research and development of the IRENE technology over the last decade.
- Many thanks also to our pilot project partners, who generously offered their wonderful collections on which to test the IRENE system, and who offered their advice and feedback as we built the service. Read more about some of the pilot partner's projects in the past posts of the Seeing Sound blog.
Our Thanks to:
Head of Collections & Digital Initiatives
Middlebury College Library, Middlebury College
Carnegie Hall Archives
Jerry Fabris, Museum Curator
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
National Park Service
West Orange, NJ
Marcos Sueiro Bal
New York Public Radio, WNYC
Woody Guthrie Foundation
Mt. Kisco, NY
Christina Davis and Mary Graham
Woodberry Poetry Room
[Top photo, Performers, Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection, Middlebury College, VT]