Webinars for Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections

Update: Thanks to all who attended these webinars. For those who requested copies of the slides, and for those who could not attend but would like to see the slides used during the webinar, they are available here: DDACJune2015


NHPRC will be hosting two webinars to answer questions of those interested in the Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of the message.

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission desires to make historical records of national significance to the United States broadly available by disseminating digital surrogates on the Internet.

Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience. The historical value of the records and their expected usefulness to broad audiences must justify the costs of the project. The Commission will not consider proposals that charge for access.

Grants are awarded for digitizing documentary source materials. Applications that do not include digitization of analog archival records will be considered ineligible. If you are working with born-digital records, please review the Access to Historical Records or the State Government Electronic Records announcements.

Applicants may digitize a single collection or set of collections for online dissemination. Such online publications should provide basic access to collections. Collaborations among repositories are encouraged.

In addition, applicants may undertake more complex descriptive 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.

For frequently asked questions, please visit this link: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/digital-faqs.html

Applicants may apply for funding for one to two years. Award amounts can range from $20,000 to $150,000. The Commission expects to make as many as 7 grants in this category, for a total of up to $500,000. Grants begin no earlier than July 1, 2016.


DRAFT 3 August 2015

FINAL 8 October 2015.


Webinars will be held:

Wednesday, 24 June @ 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Tuesday, 30 June @ 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Webinar attendees will need to click on the following link

(https://connect16.uc.att.com/gsa1/meet/?ExEventID=86764535) and enter their name and email address. You do not need to pre-register for these webinars.

Please email me at nancy.melley@nara.gov if you have any questions.

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