Beth Sandore

Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of Libraries, Professor of Library Administration

246H Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL  61801

Tel. 217.333.0318 Fax: 217.244.4358

sandore@illinois.edu

Previous Position(s)

Education

Research Interests

I have played a key role in building the Library’s digitization, digital library research, and digital preservation programs, including the development of best practices for digitization and metadata, evaluating interoperability, and assessing discovery and delivery systems for visual and text information.  I initiated an international online training program for cultural heritage professionals, and have spearheaded a substantial digital preservation program supported by the Office of the Provost as well as the Library of Congress. To support this work I have been awarded research funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Science Foundation, the Library of Congress, and various private foundations.  I was appointed an NCSA Faculty Fellow in 2002 to support research on data mining of museum and archives digital content.  I am currently a co-Principal Investigator with John Unsworth for Illinois’  $2.7 million National Digital Preservation Partnership supported by the Library of Congress.

Awards and Distinctions

Awards

Grants Awarded

PI's sponsor dates amount description
B. Sandore UIUC Research Board 1990 $1500 Electronic systems development, Germany
B. Sandore UIUC Research Board 1992 $3700 Evaluating search interface to A&I services
B. Sandore Lib. Res. & Public 1992 $3900 Evaluating search interface to A&I services
B. Sandore, M. J. Petrowski Apple Computer 1993 $3500 Multimedia tutorials for info. retrieval
B. Sandore Mortenson Ctr., Int'l  Library Programs 1993 $500 Electronic systems development, Germany
B. Sandore, J. Block Getty Information Institute 1995 Licensed content Museum Educational Site Licensing Project (MESL)
B. Schatz, T. Huang, K. Ramchandran, B. Sandore NSF/CISE/IRIS Digital Lib. 1995-97 $100,000 Feature-based image retrieval system design.
B. Sandore Follett Corporation 1995-96 $14,000 Digital imaging of special collections.
B. Sandore Eastman Kodak Co. 1995-96 Equipment Digital imaging of special collections.
B. Sandore Getty Information Institute 1996-97 $12,000 Evaluation, Museum Educational Site Licensing image repository.
B. Sandore Getty Information Institute 1997-98 $11,000 Delivering digital cultural heritage info.
B. Sandore, J. Johnson, J. M. Johnston Illinois State Library 1998 $32,000 Aerial photograph image digitization and database development
B. Sandore, T. Cole, P. Turnbull, R. A. Jones Intel Corporation 1999-2000 $303,000 Create Arts & Humanities digitization laboratory.
B. Sandore, P. Miller, B. Jones Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) 1999-2000 $158,000 Digital cultural heritage community.
B. Sandore Illinois State Library 1999-2001 $140,000 Illinois Digitization training institute.
B. Sandore, P. Miller, B. Jones, E. Pianfetti Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) 2000-2002 $249,000 Teaching with digital primary source materials.
T. Cole, C. Prom, W. Mischo, B. Sandore Andrew Mellon Foundation 2001-2002 $180,000 OAI Metadata Harvesting service, special collections and archives.
B. Sandore NCSA 2002-2003 $20,000 Data mining tools for cultural heritage information
B. Sandore, P. Miller, N. Bennett Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) 2003-2005 $249,000 Digitization training for library, archives and museum professionals-on-site & Web delivery.
J. Unsworth, B. Sandore Library of Congress, NDIIPP 2004-2007 $2.7 million Build, test, and evaluate digital preservation harvesting tools and repository software systems.
J. Unsworth, B. Sandore Library of Congress, NDIIPP, Phase 2 2008-2009 $1.2 million Technical architecture of preservation systems

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Consulting

I have served in a consulting or advisory capacity to a number of organizations and groups, including: