In January 2005, METRO launched its Digitization Grant Program as an effort to support digitization projects involving significant collections held by METRO member libraries in New York City and Westchester County. This initiative is supported in part by funds from the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program.
Since that time, METRO has awarded approximately $750,000 in grants to support 70 digital projects. In 2015, METRO is funding 6 new projects with approximately $50,000 in grant funding.
Information about the about the 2015 Digitization Grant Program can be found at http://metro.org/digitization-grants-2015/.
Please note: Funding for digitization projects is on hold at this time. We are currently working on re-envisioning METRO's Digitization grants to more effectively serve the needs of our members. For more information please contact Anne Karle-Zenith, METRO's Digital Services Manager.