Webinars on Digital Dissemination grants

We’ve scheduled four webinars for people interested in applying for a grant under Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections program.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for its new archival grant program to expand access to the nation’s most valuable archival resources. This grant program is designed to support the digitization of primary source materials with national historical significance. The program emphasizes the reuse of existing descriptive metadata and providing free online access to the digital surrogates.

After completing digitization activities, applicants may also propose to undertake more complex work, such as document transcription, tagging, or geo-referencing, if these additional access points are justified by the value of the material and its expected users.

A grant normally is for one to two years and for up to $150,000. The Commission expects to make up to 7 grants in this category for a total of up to $500,000. Grants begin no earlier than July 1, 2015.

Application deadlines: DRAFT October 1, 2014; FINAL December 4, 2014.

Webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

Thursday, August 7 @ 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Tuesday, August 19 @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Thursday, August 28 @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Wednesday, September 10 @ 3:00 p.m. Eastern

The webinar will be available at https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=86764535; attendees will need to enter their name and email address.

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