WESS-SEES De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant

About the WESS-SEES De Gruyter European Librarianship Study Grant The grant supports research in European studies with an emphasis on librarianship, the book trade, resource documentation and similar information-science related topics. The grant was established in 2011 by ACRL WESS under the sponsorship of the Walter de Gruyter Foundation for Scholarship and Research [Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Forschung], http://www.walterdegruyter-stiftung.com. Beginning with the 2014 award season, the grant is managed by ACRL WESS and ACRL SEES. €2,500 donated by the De Gruyter Foundation to cover travel to and from Europe and transportation, room, and board in Europe, for up to thirty (30) consecutive days.  

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2016 Winner(s)

Patricia Figueroa

for her project, “Voices from La Movida: Indexing Spain’s Underground Magazines from the Transition Period”

Figueroa’s project will focus on magazines from the Spanish Transition Period known as La Movida, a countercultural movement that emerged soon after the death of Francisco Franco that spans from 1976 through 1989 in order to create a comprehensive index of the magazines with pertinent metadata. This research will result in an open access database where researchers will be able to find citations and metadata for articles, comic strips, and review published in five different Spanish magazines from this period.

“Among the proposals, the committee thought this project best fulfilled the selection criteria, was particularly well-conceived, and would result in a useful resource for librarians and scholars working on the La Movida cultural movement,” said award Chair Sarah Sussman of Stanford University.