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The National Historical Publications and Records Commission will be
holding a conference call on February 28, 2008 to answer question about
its Digitizing Historical Records grants. In brief, these grants
support:  
"The Commission seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to
digitize nationally-significant historical record collections and make
the digital versions freely available on the Internet. Project must make
use of existing holdings of historical repositories and be made up of
entire collections or series. The materials should already be available
to the public at the archives and described so that projects can re-use
existing information to create metadata for the digitized collection."
 
The full announcement is available here:
http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/digitizing.html. 
Applications are due on June 2, 2008.  NHPRC staff will review drafts if
they are submitted by April 1, 2008.  

The conference call will begin on Thursday, February 28 at 2:00 PM
Eastern Time and last one hour.  If you are interested in participating,
please send an email to Nathan Sowry at [log in to unmask] He will
send you the information on how to participate.  We are limited to 25
participants in this call.  If there is sufficient interest, we will
schedule another call.  We hope this call will clarify issues and help
people prepare competitive proposals.  We will send a summary of
questions and answers to this list afterwards.

Please forward this email to other appropriate mailing lists (such as
regional archival organizations, library communities, etc). 

Sorry for duplication. 

Lucy Barber
[log in to unmask] 
202-357-5306  
fax: 202-357-5914
Director for Technology Initiatives
National Historical Publications and Records Commission
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Rm 106
Washington, DC 20408-0001