Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Granted $5,000,000 Award From Mellon Foundation For Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices Regranting Program
From a CLIR Announcement:
The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) has been granted a $5,000,000 award from the Mellon Foundation to bolster the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices regranting program and related operations.
This highly anticipated renewal continues the decisive shift in thematic focus, with a strong emphasis on collections of historically marginalized individuals, and aims to amplify voices, work, experiences, and perspectives that have been insufficiently recognized or unattended. Since its establishment in 2015, Digitizing Hidden Collections has made a significant impact by distributing over $28 million to digitally capture and share rare and unique content in cultural memory institutions.
The forthcoming call, Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices, is set to create a groundbreaking opportunity for eligible nonprofit organizations in the US and Canada to digitize materials in any format.
To stay updated about the program, including when the call for proposals opens in August 2023, the schedule, applicant webinars, and more, visit the website and sign up for the Grants and Programs mailing list.
See Also: List of All Funded Projects (2014-)
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