To build lasting collections for teaching and scholarship, Cornell University Library’s digitization grants program invites proposals from faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The deadline to express initial interest is Feb. 15, and full proposals are due March 15.
“The Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is an amazing opportunity for the library and researchers to partner in developing digital collections that serve the needs of a variety of scholarly communities,” said Dianne Dietrich, digital projects librarian and coordinator for Digital Consulting and Production Services (DCAPS). “This year will mark my fourth year meeting with prospective applicants, and I’m so eager to see what ideas emerge and what collaborations are possible among faculty, graduate students, digitization experts, metadata specialists and library curators.”
From manuscripts to photographs, materials to be digitized can be drawn from the holdings of the library, other institutions or personal collections. Last year, seven projects were selected from a pool of 15 applications, and past highlights include the Punk Flyer Collection and a collection related to the International Workers’ Order and Jewish People’s Fraternal Order.
The grants program is managed by the Visual Resources Advisory Group, co-chaired by Eric Rebillard, the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, and Tre Berney, director of Digitization and Conservation Services at Cornell University Library.
Visit the DCAPS website for more information.
Jose Beduya is a staff writer, editor and social media coordinator for Cornell University Library.