Tuesday, April 06, 2010

METRO Digitzation Grant Applications

METRO Digitization Grant Apps Now Available

Applications for METRO's 2010 digitization grants program are now available on the METRO website. In response to feedback from the METRO member community, METRO’s 2010 digitization grant program will be dedicated to supporting collaborative digitization projects. The purpose of the funding is to facilitate the collaboration between two or more institutions converting regionally significant non-digital materials to digital format thereby enhancing the availability of the information resources to METRO members. Additionally, this program will also assist members in preparing for future larger-scale collaborative digitization projects.

METRO member institutions located in New York City and Westchester County are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 to fund collaborative projects between two or more institutions. METRO has allocated $75,000 for the 2010 grant cycle. Funding is open for all types of materials including text, photographs, postcards, maps, newspapers, two- and three-dimensional objects, audio, video, etc.

Read more about the program and download the applications here: http://bit.ly/Xfbk5

METRO will host a 30-minute information session webinar on April 9 at 2pm. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Jason Kucsma.

NOTE: Due to a decrease in New York state funds for the Regional Bibliographic Database program, this year METRO will not support grants for Retrospective Conversion. Instead, all available funds will be distributed for digitization projects.