September 19, 2014

Cornell University Library Receives $300,000 Digital Preservation Grant From NEH

From CUL: How can librarians protect the historical record, now that archives include digital images and audiovisual files in addition to physical photographs and manuscripts? Cornell University Library is blazing the trail. A $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will allow the Library to begin developing a framework to ensure continued […]

National Library of Medicine and National Endownment for Humanities Announce New Partnership

From NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are forming a new partnership. They will collaborate to develop initiatives that bring together scholars, scientists, librarians, doctors and cultural heritage professionals from the humanities and biomedical communities in order to share expertise and develop new research agendas. Representatives […]

Baltimore: Walters Art Museum Receives $265,000 NEH Grant to Help Digitize Medieval Manuscripts

From The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum has received a $265,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to put toward digitizing its collection of medieval manuscripts and making it available, via computer, to the general public. The three-year project, “Imaging the Hours: Creating a Digital Resource of Flemish Manuscripts,” includes 113 illustrated manuscripts, encompassing […]

Digitization: More Pennsylvania Newspapers Coming to Chronicling America

From the Lebanon Daily News: The Pennsylvania project has been awarded two grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities so far. In the first grant cycle, a selection of newspapers from Pennsylvania’s top population centers of the time period (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Lancaster) was digitized. It has been in the second cycle that […]

College Press: "Government Photos Take New Form Online" (Yale Daily News)

From the Yale Daily News: With the help of Yale students and faculty, Depression era government photographs are gaining new accessibility, 21st-century style. In early September, a Yale team received a $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to construct an innovative online archive of government-owned photographs taken during the Great Depression. When the grant, […]

New From Ithaka S+R: Research Support Services for Scholars

From an Ithaka S+R Announcement: Ithaka S+R is pleased to announce a new program, Research Support Services for Scholars, that will comprise a series of discipline-specific research projects aimed to provide critically needed research about the evolving behavior and needs of scholars to the information support service providers who work with them. Based on this […]

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces $40 Million in Grants, Libraries are Among the Recipients

This is a follow-up to a post from last week about funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for start-up projects and institutes. Today, a list of ALL of 249 projects (in several categories) receiving funding from NEH during this funding cycle. A number of libraries are listed as well as many digitization projects […]

Chronicling America Has a New Look!

A busy week for the Chronicling America team at LC. First, we learned of the database continuing to expand. CA is now home to 3.7 million digitized and indexed newspaper pages. Today’s News? A New UI and New Features. The big changes discussed below provide a big improvement vs. what was available prior to the […]

Newspaper Digitization: "Ohio Historical Society Receives National Grant to Preserve Historic Ohio Newspapers"

From the Urbana Daily Citizen: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has given $334,000 to the Ohio Historical Society to continue its digitization of Ohio’s microfilmed newspapers. The National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio, a part of the National Digital Newspaper Program developed by NEH and the Library of Congress, will digitize 26 Ohio […]