The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) was awarded a contract for modernizing the British Library for Development Studies (BLDS) and transforming it into a global development information resource. This is capitalizing on its unique document collection and taking advantage of the new opportunities that the Internet affords to expand the reach and impact of IDS information services. On 10th January 2001, DFID awarded a contract to IDS to carry out three additional sets of activities during the first quarter of 2001. These were:
Accelerated Marketing and Copyright Clearance
Technical Infrastructure Investment
Feasibility Study for an Online Guide to development agency Country Strategies.