METRO Announces 2013 Digitization Grant Program

METRO is pleased to announce that applications are now available for our 2013/2014 Digitization Grant Program

This year, based on feedback from the METRO community, we are offering three different funding options for our members. Individual institutions may apply for solo project grants in amounts up to $12,000. We will also continue (as in recent years) to offer funding for collaborative digitization projects involving one or more METRO members, in amounts of up to $25,000. Finally, we will be offering digital conversion "microgrants," in amounts up to $5,000, to digitize materials through Internet Archive's scanning services

METRO will be distributing a total of approximately $70,000 in grant funds through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB).

Details regarding the three funding opportunities, including information, guidelines and applications are available now on the METRO website:

All applications are due on July 31, 2013, and awards will be announced by October 1st.

There will be an optional information session (webinar) on Wednesday April 10th. The session is free but registration is required. 

Please also feel free to contact Anne Karle-Zenith, METRO's Digital Services Manager via email at, or by phone at 212.228.2320 x112 with any questions or to discuss potential projects.