Grants Available for New Digitization Projects

Grants Available for New Digitization Projects

College of Arts and Sciences faculty members are invited to apply for funding to create new digital content. The Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is funded by the college and coordinated by Cornell University Library.

Examples of proposals that fall within the scope of the grants program include:

  • Creating new digital collections of resources regularly used in teaching or research including lecture notes, slides, photographs, printed documents and manuscripts;
  • Digitizing collections already held by Cornell that are instrumental to support learning, teaching and research (Sample collections are available on the program wiki.); and
  • Converting materials held by other institutions to support teaching and research at Cornell -- especially combining dispersed resources to create new and enriched ones (Final selection of materials will be subject to ability to clear copyright, if required.).

The program's goal is to build a library of resources to support scholarly and teaching activities, not to create applications or custom-designed Web sites for specific courses. Digital collections created through this grants program will become a part of Cornell Library's digital library.

April 12 is the deadline to express initial interest; proposals are due May 3. Awards will be announced at the end of May. For more information, contact the Library's Digital Consulting and Production Services at http://dcaps.library.cornell.edu, at dcaps@cornell.edu or 255-1830.

College of Arts and Sciences faculty members are invited to apply for funding to create new digital content