Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

I would like to bring to your attention three upcoming webinars regarding NHPRC’s proposed new grant program for Access to Historical Records. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of this message.
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for its new archival grant program to promote the preservation and use of the nation’s most valuable archival resources. This grant program is designed to support repositories in preserving and processing primary source materials of national significance. The program emphasizes the creation of online tools that facilitate the public discovery of historical records. 
The Commission looks to fund projects that undertake the following activities: 
• Preservation, arrangement, and online description of historical records in all formats
• Digital preservation of electronic records and unstable audio and visual formats
After completing arrangement and description activities, applicants may also propose to digitize materials to provide online access to collections.
To increase the online availability of the nation’s most valuable archival materials, the Access to Historical Records grant program encourages applicants to submit work plans to both process and digitize entire series or collections. Applicants that intend solely to digitize materials will be asked to submit proposals to the Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program.
A grant normally is for one to two years and for up to $200,000. The Commission expects to make up to 14 grants in this category for a total of up to $1,000,000. Grants begin no earlier than March 1, 2015.
Application deadlines: DRAFT June 16, 2014; FINAL August 27, 2014.
Webinars will be held on the following dates and times: 
Thursday, 8 May @ 2:30 p.m. Eastern 
Friday, 16 May @ 2:30 p.m. Eastern
Wednesday, 21 May @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Webinar attendees will need to click on the following link ( and enter their name and email address. 

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