15.615 NEH Preservation and Access deadline

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 615.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 08:20:53 +0100
             From: "Aguera, Helen" <HAguera@neh.gov>
             Subject: NEH's Division of Preservation and Access: Next Deadline

    > 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 preservation@neh.gov).
    > 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 following April.
    > 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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