Congratulations to Dr. Chen -- IMLS National Leadership Grant Award

We have just found out that Dr. Jiangping Chen, LIS Associate Professor has been awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. See the award announcement below and an abstract of her research project.

We are so happy for you Dr. Chen. You have persevered in your proposal writing, and it has paid off handsomely!

34 institutions were awarded grants, and it is terrific that UNT/COI was one of those!

Thank you Dr. Chen.


University of North Texas - Denton, TX
Award Amount: $271,344; Matching: $133,991 Grant Category: Research Project Title: "Enabling Multilingual Information Access to Digital Collections: An Investigation of Metadata Records Translation"
The University of North Texas will partner with Wuhan University in China and the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico to facilitate multilingual information access to digital collections. This project will evaluate the extent to which current machine translation technologies generate adequate translation for metadata records and identify the most effective metadata records translation strategies for digital collections. Expected project deliverables include a machine translation evaluation model appropriate for metadata records; an open-source machine translation evaluation system; multi-engine machine translation algorithms for metadata records translation; recommendations and guidelines for digital collection developers on selecting appropriate machine translation strategies; a test body of content to be used by the machine translation research communities; publicly available machine translation evaluation results; and a comprehensive project Web site.