Grant Writing for Digitization and Preservation Projects (Face-to-Face)

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This six-hour workshop focuses on preparing for and writing grants, especially for digitization and/or preservation projects. Since most digitization and preservation grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), this session is based upon those particular granting entities' requirements. Developing proposals for state, local and foundation funding sources will also be addressed.

The workshop includes matching your institution's project with the appropriate funding agency and preparing to write a proposal. The majority of the class is spent covering the elements of a grant proposal and developing those elements. Discussion of the grant review process and a grant review exercise will also be covered.

Learning Outcomes:
The ability to properly choose and prepare a grant proposal including evaluating appropriate funding sources, project preparation, and hands-on practice in reviewing a proposal.

Instructor: Tom Clareson

Thomas F. R. Clareson has 20 years experience in preservation and digitization services, Tom was previously Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; he also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc. Tom holds an MLS from Kent State University, an MA from Ohio State University, and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. Formerly a representative from the Society of American Archivists to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Preservation, the national institute for preservation and conservation advocacy. Throughout his career, Clareson has consulted and worked with all types and sizes of academic and public libraries, archives, museums, and various other cultural heritage institutions. He has successfully conducted over 200 site surveys covering preservation, digitization, and special collections-related issues.

Digital and preservation program managers, librarians, archivists, and others actively engaged in management of library and cultural heritage digital and preservation programs.
Frequency: this class can be contracted

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email with detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All classes are advertised in Eastern time.

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