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The National Historical Publications and Records Commission will be holding two conference calls to answer questions about its Digitizing Historical Records grants program. In brief, these grants support:
“The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks proposals that use cost-effective methods to digitize nationally significant historical record collections and make the digital versions freely available online. Projects must make use of existing holdings of historical repositories and consist 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 serve as metadata for the digitized collection.”
The full announcement is available at http://www.archives.gov/nhprc/announcement/digitizing.html. Applications are due on June 9, 2011. NHPRC staff will review drafts submitted by April 1, 2011.
The times for the calls are:
Thursday, January 27, 2011 4:00 pm EST
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3:00 pm EST
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Christine Dunham at [log in to unmask] indicating your first and (if applicable) second choice. We are limited to 30 participants for each of these calls. If there is sufficient interest, we will schedule a third call.
Nancy J. Melley