January 23, 2022

New York Metropolitan Libraries Council Announces 2012 Collaborative Digitization Grantees

From the METRO Announcement:

METRO is pleased to announce that nine member institutions in the metropolitan New York region have been awarded grant funding to support a range of digitization projects designed to expand access to important collections of historical and rare materials. Recipients of the 2011/2012 Digital Metro New York (DMNY) grants, totaling over $78,000, were announced today [11-29-11] by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).
Libraries, archives, and other research organizations selected to receive METRO digitization grants this year include the American Jewish Historical SocietyThe Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Center for Jewish History, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Frick Art Reference LibraryBrooklyn Museum, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the New York Botanical Garden. Awardees were chosen based on a rigorous application and review process designed to identify initiatives that would have the strongest impact on research and access to vital materials from important collections in the New York area.
he projects selected for the 2011/2012 grant cycle reflect the breadth and depth of special collections in the metropolitan New York region. Following are the libraries and projects selected for 2011 METRO collaborative digitization grants:
  • Early New York Synagogue Archives; The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History
  • Art Resources from the Mid-20th Century: Digitized Highlights from the Libraries of Hilla Rebay and Juliana Force; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century (Phase 2); Frick Art Reference Library, Brooklyn Museum
  • Views of Bronx Park: Collaborative Project to Digitize the Postcards of the Bronx Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden; Wildlife Conservation Society, New York Botanical Garden

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