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Grant Applications for Digitization

Date Posted: April 30, 2018       Categories: News


The Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board (ASHRAB) is sponsoring a Digitization Archivist Program Grant during summer/fall 2018: a grant venture that will fund a Digitization Archivist’s travel to an Alaskan repository and offer six weeks of hands-on digitization services and training, and assist the institution in becoming a new contributor to Alaska’s Digital Archives. The objective of the grant is to empower a small to medium-sized Alaskan institution with training, software, and equipment so it becomes a sustained contributor to Alaska’s Digital Archives, ultimately providing new online content to the public.

Program Overview: The Digitization Archivist Program occurs after host institutions apply to the ASHRAB to receive the services of the Digitization Archivist. One institution will be awarded funding to pay the Digitization Archivist’s salary, software, membership fees for contributing to Alaska’s Digital Archives, and a new photograph scanner. The Digitization Archivist will be dispatched to the institution ideally during summer or fall 2018, spending six weeks working for the institution. Historic photographs and documents are the primary content projected for digitization.

Eligibility: Small to medium-sized Alaskan institutions, such as museums, libraries, tribal organizations, and other non-profit organizations holding archival materials are encourage to apply. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to becoming a sustained contributor to Alaska’s Digital Archives after the six-week services of the Digitization Archivist. Institutions must have descriptive guides (finding aids) about their archival holdings available on their website at the time of review.

Application: Institutions interested in applying should contact Zachary Jones at zachary.jones@alaska.gov for an application. Applications are due May 30, 2018. Applications are two-pages in length, with fill-in-the-blank responses.

About the ASHRAB: The ASHRAB, a board overseen by the Office of the Governor, Boards and Commissions, and Chaired by the State Archivist, promotes the collection, preservation, and accessibility of historical records found in Alaskan repositories. This project is supported by a grant from the National Historic Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC).