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The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and
Access is proud to announce the launch of our completely redesigned NEH
website (www.neh.gov)!  Besides easier access to applying for, and
managing a grant, the new site will showcase featured projects, news
about NEH staff, and NEH-funded online content that you can explore.

We especially encourage you to visit our Preservation and Access
division page (http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation) where we will
highlight news and activity from all of our division's grant programs:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, Preservation Assistance
Grants for Smaller Institutions, Sustaining Cultural Heritage
Collections, Preservation and Access Research and Development, Education
and Training, Documenting Endangered Languages, and the National Digital
Newspaper Program, as well as Chronicling America
(chroniclingamerica.org <http://www.chroniclingamerica.org> ), the site
jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the
Library of Congress.  

For our launch, you will find feature stories about four awarded
projects - the online Encyclopedia Virginia, the Frick Collection's
Digital Image Archive, The Southern Courier digital archive, and the
Walters Art Museum's digitization of medieval manuscripts - as well as a
fun history of NEH's home, the Old Post Office Building, as documented
through Chronicling America content.  You will also find the latest
updates about our upcoming grant deadlines (Preservation Assistance
Grants and Research and Development) and details about future conference
travel activity by our program officers.

More than just a catalog of recent news and events, the Preservation and
Access page will explore trends and developments in the preservation
community, from the latest tools and best practices, advances in digital
preservation, innovative sustainable solutions to complex preservation
problems, new training programs, preserving audiovisual and born-digital
collections, and creative collaborations from small historical societies
and museums to research university archives and libraries.  We hope to
show in the coming weeks and months the diversity of institutional
activity as reflected by the many awards that we have made in all our
grant programs.

We will be updating content on our division page regularly, so stay
informed about all of the latest features, projects, funding
announcements, and news by following us on Twitter: @NEH_PresAccess.  

We welcome your feedback about the site or ideas for a story that you
think we should feature.  Whether you are a past NEH awardee, or a
scholar, educator, student, preservationist, administrator, or just
someone interested in the collections and institutions funded by NEH and
the Division of Preservation and Access, we would love to hear how a
particular project has impacted you, your institution, or your
community.  Please email us: [log in to unmask]