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Reed College’s Eric V. Hauser Library has received a three-year grant of $150,000 from the H.W. Wilson Foundation to support the development of electronic resources.

The H.W. Wilson Foundation grant will complement Reed’s recent $5.5 million library renovation project and help ensure that the library is able to continue purchasing the electronic resources that students and faculty members need. As part of Reed’s commitment to developing new technologies and resources, the library has tripled its spending on electronic resources over the past five years. The grant will allow Reed to maintain this dedication to electronic resources without affecting its acquisition of paper books and other resources.

The Eric V. Hauser Library is a central part of the intellectual and cultural life at Reed. The library houses a collection of close to 500,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 2,300 periodicals, many of which are available online. Students can consult a wide variety of databases and online resources to retrieve citations for books and journal articles on a particular subject, and they have access to a rapidly growing number of full-text electronic resources.

The H.W. Wilson Foundation, based in Bronx, New York, is a philanthropic board devoted to library causes; it is best known for its scholarship grants to graduate library schools in the U.S. and Canada. The foundation was established in 1952 by Halsey Wilson, founder of The the H.W. Wilson Company.

Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, is an undergraduate institution of the liberal arts and sciences dedicated to sustaining the highest intellectual standards in the country. With an enrollment of about 1,360 students, Reed ranks third in the undergraduate origins of Ph.D.s in the United States and second in the number of Rhodes scholars from a liberal arts college (31 since 1915).

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