Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 581.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 06:44:10 +0100
From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <email@example.com>
Subject: NEH Preservation and Access Guidelines on the NEH Web Site
News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
from across the Community
April 11, 2002
New NEH Preservation and Access Guidelines
July 1, 2002 Deadline
Recent Awards List at:
>Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 13:50:18 -0400
>From: "Kolb, Charles" <CKolb@NEH.GOV>
>New Guidelines and Application Instructions for the July 1,2002 Deadline
>National Endowment for the Humanities
>Division of Preservation and Access
> The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH
>http://www.neh.gov ) is a grant-making agency of the U.S. federal government
>that supports projects in the humanities. Eligible applicants are: U.S.
>nonprofit associations, institutions, and organizations, as well as U.S.
>citizens and foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the United
>States for a period of at least the three years immediately preceding the
>submission of the application.
> NEH's Division of Preservation and Access supports projects
>that preserve and make available the full range of humanities collections
>that are important for research, education, and lifelong learning. Projects
>may encompass collections of books, journals, newspapers, manuscript and
>archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, and
>objects of material culture held by libraries, archives, museums, historical
>organizations, and other repositories. Grants are also given for the
>creation of research tools and reference works (such as dictionaries,
>encyclopedias, and databases), for national and regional preservation
>training programs, and for research and demonstration projects that may
>explore the use of digital technology.
> In addition to the types of projects that have previously
>been eligible for support, institutions will be given the opportunity to
>define a corpus of materials of significance to the humanities and present a
>plan of work that employs whatever action may be deemed most appropriate to
>the nature and condition of the materials and their eventual use.
>Applicants will be expected to justify their choice of a possible variety of
>preservation and access strategies, which might include: microfilming,
>digitization, or the creation of other types of surrogates; deacidification,
>conservation, or stabilization; and the cataloging or arrangement and
>description of materials.
> Since the division will continue to require that any
>original materials preserved with NEH support must be returned to an
>environment that meets national standards for preservation, libraries and
>archives will now be eligible to apply to the division for grants to
>stabilize their holdings. Such proposals may request funding for the
>improvement of environmental conditions (including climate control), the
>installation of security, lighting and fire-prevention systems, and the
>purchase of storage furniture.
> Prospective applicants seeking further information are
>encouraged to contact the division's staff (at 202-606-8570 or at
>firstname.lastname@example.org). The staff will also continue to read draft proposals
>that are submitted six weeks before the deadline. Final decisions for
>applications submitted to the JULY 1, 2002 deadline will be announced the
> The Guidelines and instructions can be downloaded from the
>NEH Web site: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/preservation.html . A
>list of recent awards is also available at:
>http://www.neh.gov/news/recentawards.html . The postal address is: Division
>of Preservation and Access; NEH, Room 411; 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW;
>Washington, DC 20506 (U.S.A.)
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