LSMCE Broadening Participation Digital Library (LSMCE BPDL)

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LSMCE received NSF supplemental awards to develop the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Digital Library. Guardians of Honor LLC (GOH) is the LSMCE team member leading the three-phase development of the LSAMP-DL. The LSAMP Impact Report Viewer Application (IRVA) is a prototype application developed by GOH in support of LSMCE national dissemination objectives and a key outcome of the Phase 1 development. See more on the LSAMP IRVA at:

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LSMCE is proud to be leading this important initiative. Thank you to all of our community members, partners, and stakeholders who have already provided invaluable insight and feedback during the development process. Please check back for updates on the LSAMP-DL development and opportunities to contribute to development efforts!

LSAMP program and project records contain over 30 years of information documenting what works in undergraduate programs preparing URM for advanced degrees and careers in STEM fields. However, this information is not housed in any one central location, and many artifacts remain in hardcopy only format. Once digitized and accessible, the LSAMP-DL will help LSMCE identify and articulate the impacts of existing efforts, high impact best practices,  and specific areas and fields within STEM with the most critical need.

The LSAMP-DL will serve as an online repository to showcase best practices that grantees, partners, and stakeholders can leverage to increase the success of both planned and existing programs attracting and retaining URM students in STEM undergraduate programs and supporting their persistence in STEM fields.

In addition, the LSAMP-DL will be a key mechanism by which LSMCE disseminates information to the LSMCE Partner campuses. The navigation and search features will be aligned to the evidence-based best practices of the LSAMP model to streamline navigation and make it easy for partner campuses to identify relevant information to support non-LSAMP URM students in STEM undergraduate programs on their respective campuses and to address specific challenges and needs.

The LSAMP-DL will help LSMCE to broadly disseminate data, information, and publications clearly documenting the need to educate and train URM students in STEM fields to support innovation, economic growth, and competitiveness in the 21st century; thus positioning LSMCE as a leader in articulating the national critical need for broadening minority participation and success in STEM.