Grant Writing for Digital Projects

Speaker Speaker
Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest library and cultural heritage network in the U.S.  He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues.  He has served as a lead ...

Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest library and cultural heritage network in the U.S.  He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues.  He has served as a lead consultant on seventeen Institute of Museum and Library Services “Connecting to Collections” statewide preservation planning grants, and six implementation projects.  He is also co-leader of the annual “Digital Futures” five-day workshop series, sponsored by King’s College London in the U.K. and Australia.  With more than 20 years of experience in preservation and digitization services, Tom was previously Program Director for New Initiatives at PALINET and 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.  He has taught graduate-level preservation courses for The University of Texas at Austin, University of California-Los Angeles, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Full Description

This workshop focuses on preparing for and writing grants, especially for digitization projects.

Since many digitization grants are funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) 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 will cover topics including matching your institution's project with the appropriate funding agency and preparing to write a proposal. The majority of the class is spent discussing and developing the elements of a grant proposal. Discussion of the grant review process and a grant review exercise will also be covered.

A special feature of this workshop will be an optional discussion at the end of the day regarding development of grants specifically for the METRO Digitization Program with METRO’s Digital Services Manager, Anne Karle-Zenith.

Who should attend:
Digital and preservation program managers, librarians, archivists, and others actively engaged in funding development for and management of library and cultural heritage digital and preservation programs.


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.


Planning to attend Tom's Evaluating Digital Projects session as well? Use discount code DIG32015 during registration to receive $15.00 off each registration.  

 

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When?

Mon, Mar. 23, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003