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Grant Opportunity – Retrospective Conversion, Metadata, and Digitization Grants

The Capital District Library Council invites applications for Retrospective Conversion, Metadata, and Digitization Grants, through April 15, 2016.

CDLC has allocated a pool of $20,000 for these grants for 2016. The number of grant recipients and the amount awarded per institution is dependent upon the pool of applications. All CDLC member institutions are eligible to apply for these grants which are funded by the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB). Individual public and school libraries are also eligible.

This program follows the New York State RBDB Guidelines. The guidelines include the criteria for the three areas in which we are awarding grants: Retrospective Conversion, Metadata, and Digitization, as well as expenses not allowed.
Projects considered for funding should improve access to collections and content or raise the visibility of regional collections while meeting the goals of CDLC’s Plan of Service.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Highlight undiscovered collections in our region or
  • Showcase your institution’s history as CDLC celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016 or
  • Support statewide efforts to celebrate the centennial of the New York State Women’s Suffrage movement in 2017
  • Are submitted by first-time applicants.

Other types of proposals will be considered.

A subcommittee of CDLC’s Regional Automation Advisory Committee (RAAC) will review applications.

To apply for a grant, please submit an application form by the application deadline, Friday, April 15, 2016.
Projects must be completed by June 30, 2017, or award money will be forfeited. Complete details, along with application forms, are located on the CDLC website.

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