Numeric and Spatial Data Services Home



Scholarly Commons, 306 Main Library

Fall 2012 Hours:

Walk in Consultations: 1:00-3:00 Mondays

Survey Consultations : 1:00-4:00 Tuesdays

Open Lab: 1:00-5:00 Tuesdays (More Information)

By appointment: email datagis at library dot illinois dot edu

Lync consultations: 1:00-3:00 Wednesdays (call 333-7751); 1:00-3:00 Fridays (call 333-2472)


Karen Hogenboom, Numeric and Spatial Data Librarian

(217-333-2472, hogenboo at illinois dot edu)


Data Purchase Program

Program description

In order to address the needs of faculty and graduate students whose research requires that they access and manipulate commercially available data sets and to better prepare its own personnel to serve new roles on campus, the University Library is soliciting applications from faculty and graduate students who need to purchase numeric or spatial data for their research.  The University Library will make the data purchased or licensed as part of this program available for general use by the campus community.  Award amounts will vary depending upon need and the availability of funding from other sources such as departmental, college, or other grant funds. However, the availability of such funding is not conditional for receipt of funding from the Library.  

Awards will be targeted toward meeting smaller needs (in the $5,000 range). However, the amount available to be awarded for individual proposals will depend upon the total number and suitability of applications received.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis after the beginning of the academic year.



Full Announcement

Application Deadline: September 16, 2011

Announcement of Awards: November 1, 2011




  For a list of 2010 awards, see