Oxford Digital Library Development Fund
Development Fund (DF) of the Oxford Digital Library was a
grant program with the overarching remit to enrich Oxford's
library collections with a significant set of digital resources.
It comprised a generous grant awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation to Oxford University to fund the essential infrastructure
of ODL (equipment and staff) and to support a range of digital
projects based on core research material from Bodleian Libraries holdings. It aimed to promote scholarly
effort with relevance to research and teaching by digitizing,
delivering and enhancing major library holdings of Oxford
grant programme for projects was managed by the Oxford Digital
Library in collaboration with an Editorial Board, comprising
scholars and librarians from within and outside Oxford.
DF funding for projects totalled over £280,000. Calls
for proposals were launched in October 2001, March 2003 and
December 2004. These calls invited project proposals from
scholars in partnership with Bodleian libraries. The use of materials
from libraries within the Bodleian Libraries was a mandatory requirement for
expressions of interest were assessed by the Editorial Board,
and projects were invited to submit full proposals. The Editorial
Board then decided which applications should receive project
to Digital Collections
in Oxford for a list of those projects funded.