Webinars on Literacy & Engagement with Historical Records

NHPRC Webinars on Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records – 7/10 and 7/16 The National Historical Publications and Records Commission is offering for the second time grants to support Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records. The announcement is available here: http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/literacy.html Are you interested in organizing projects that will enhance the ability of people (students, … Continue reading Webinars on Literacy & Engagement with Historical Records

Webinars for State Government Electronic Records

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: SGER2015   NHPRC will be hosting two webinars to answer questions of those interested in the State Government … Continue reading Webinars for State Government Electronic Records

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 … Continue reading Webinars for Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections

Helping Smaller Archival Repositories Preserve Their Collections and Make Them Accessible

As I mentioned in a previous blog, the NHPRC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs) in 2015. The SHRABs in many of the states have received funding for regrant programs that permit them to make small grants of their own. These regrant funds are often awarded to smaller … Continue reading Helping Smaller Archival Repositories Preserve Their Collections and Make Them Accessible

Webinar Announced for Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives supports projects that promote access to America's historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture. Potential applicants to the NHPRC’s Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions program are invited to attend either of two upcoming webinars on the program and application … Continue reading Webinar Announced for Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions

Documentary Editing: The View from There to Here

Two months ago I joined the staff of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, where I oversee the agency’s Publishing Historical Records in Documentary Editions program. As I learned right away, there would be no “easing into” the position. With the latest grant deadline for the program just days before my physical arrival, I … Continue reading Documentary Editing: The View from There to Here

Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

I would like to bring to your attention three upcoming webinars regarding NHPRC's Access to Historical Records grant program. The webinar schedule and instructions appear at the end of the message. To view slides from the webinar, please click this link: AccessToHistoricalRecordsWebinar1. The National Historical Publications and Records Commission invites applications for this grant program to … Continue reading Access to Historical Records Webinars Announced

Former NHPRC Grantee Discusses the Human Element of Digital Preservation

Each year NHPRC receives dozens of project proposals to digitize and provide public access to nationally significant records. Often times an applicant expends a great amount of time discussing the technological ins-and-outs of how their digitization work will proceed. In each proposal, reviewers will usually read about specific scanners, various analog conversion equipment, TB hard … Continue reading Former NHPRC Grantee Discusses the Human Element of Digital Preservation

Celebrating the State Historical Records Advisory Boards

  Did you miss us? The NHPRC's Annotation blog took a few weeks off in observance of several holidays, but has now returned. One of the big events of 2015 will be our celebration of the 40th anniversary of the NHPRC’s State Historical Records Advisory Boards (SHRABs). The SHRABs serve as the central advisory bodies for … Continue reading Celebrating the State Historical Records Advisory Boards