The Western New York Library Resources Council has received $230,348 from the state to support five council projects and 12 member projects, all to be completed by Dec. 31.
Council projects include $15,000 for sharing the cost of online catalogs; $15,000 for the maintenance of the council's Web page; $15,000 for searching databases; $48,000 for the Western New York Network union catalog; and $4,000 for continuing education.
The 12 member projects are:
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, $34,600 to computerize the card catalog for the closed stacks.
Buffalo School Library System, $9,400 for shared Internet-access systems.
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Public Library System, $11,166 for computers with Internet access to be used by the public.
Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, $4,590 for continuing to convert the card catalog to computer entries.
Documentary Heritage Program, $4,000 to convert indexes of archives and manuscripts to computer entries.
Fredonia State College, Erie Community College and Jamestown Community College will use $26,348 for a system for rapid faxing of interlibrary loan research materials.
Genesee Community College, $4,240 for software.
Library Consortium of Health Institutions in Buffalo, $10,000 for converting card catalogs to computer entries.
Niagara University in Lewiston, $1,000 for software.
NIOGA Library System, $6,6l6 for an Internet link for rural libraries.
University at Buffalo libraries, $16,033 for digitizing Love Canal documents.
University at Buffalo Lockwood Library, $5,355 for online enhancement of a major index to educational research.