Nearly $600,000 awarded to Virginia Tech for digital expansion

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia Tech has received a large amount of federal funding to expand their digital access to library collections.

Over $505,000 will fund computer science and machine learning technologies to advance the use of content hidden in the text of books and book-length documents.

Approximately $87,151 will help the University develop a model for community engagement that can bring together libraries and organizations in Blacksburg.

“Academic libraries are an invaluable resource with the potential to benefit universities and communities across the Commonwealth,” said Senators Kaine and Warner.

The federal funding was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grants for Libraries program.

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