[Humanist] 22.696 new NEH guidelines for preservation & access

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 696.
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        Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 11:37:51 -0400
        From: "Aguera, Helen" <HAguera at neh.gov>
        Subject: NEH-New Guidelines and Application Instructions for Preservation and Access


Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in its Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program.  These grants support projects to preserve and create intellectual access to such collections as books, journals, manuscript and archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture.  Awards also support the creation of reference materials, online resources, and research tools of major importance to the humanities.  Maximum awards are $350,000 for up to three years.

Eligible activities include:

·    arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections; 
·    cataloging collections of printed works, photographs, recorded sound, moving images, art, and material culture; 
·    implementing preservation measures, such as basic rehousing, reformatting, deacidification, or conservation treatment; 
·    digitizing collections, or preserving and improving access to born-digital resources; 
·    developing databases, virtual collections, or other electronic resources to codify information on a subject field or to provide integrated access to selected humanities materials; 
·    creating encyclopedias; 
·    preparing linguistic tools, such as historical and etymological dictionaries, corpora, and reference grammars; 
·    developing tools for spatial analysis and representation of humanities data, such as atlases and geographical information systems (GIS); and 
·    designing digital tools to facilitate use of humanities resources. 

The new guidelines, which include sample proposal narratives, can be found at:  http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/HCRR.html.  The application receipt deadline of July 15, 2009 is for projects beginning May 2010. All applications to NEH must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov; see guidelines for details.
Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to contact the Division at 202-606-8570 or preservation at neh.gov. Program staff will read draft proposals submitted six weeks before the deadline. A list of the 2008 awards is available at http://www.neh.gov/news/awards/preservationFeb2008.html.

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> NEH Preservation and Access Research and Grants
> The Division of Preservation and Access of the National Endowment for the Humanities will be accepting applications for grants in the Research and Development grant competition. 
> Eligible projects may include efforts to: 
> *	Develop technical standards, best practices, and tools for preserving and creating access to humanities collections. 
> *	Explore more effective scientific and technical methods of preserving humanities collections. 
> *	Develop automated procedures and computational tools to integrate humanities data in disparate online resources. 
> *	Investigate and test new ways of providing digital access to humanities materials that are not amenable to standard modes of digitization. 
> NEH especially encourages applications that address the following areas:
> *	Digital Preservation: how to preserve digital humanities materials, including those for which no analog counterparts exist. 
> *	Recorded Sound and Moving Image Collections: how to preserve and increase access to the record of the twentieth century contained in these formats. > 
> *	Preventive Conservation: how to protect and slow the deterioration of humanities collections through the use of sustainable preservation strategies. 
> The new guidelines, which include sample proposal narratives, may be found at  http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/PARD.html. 
> The application receipt deadline of July 30, 2009 is for projects beginning May 2010. All applications submitted to NEH must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov; see guidelines for details.
> Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to contact the Division at 202-606-8570 or preservation at neh.gov . 
> A list of recent R&D awards (2005-2009) is available by emailing preservation at neh.gov .
> Program staff will read draft proposals submitted six weeks before the deadline. 
> 
> The National Endowment for the Humanities is a grant-making agency of the United States (U.S.) federal government that supports projects in the humanities. U.S. nonprofit associations, institutions, and organizations are eligible applicants. NEH's Division of Preservation and Access supports projects that will create, preserve, and make available cultural resources of importance for research, education, and lifelong learning. 




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