Grant Information

 


Technology and Digitization Grants

2020 Application Packets Now Available

SCRLC members are encouraged to submit creative and innovative proposals to improve regional access and resource sharing through technology. Digitization projects are also encouraged, as they allow materials to be accessed regionally through New York Heritage, New York State Historic Newspapers, and the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative.

 

For 2020, applications are especially encouraged for:

  • projects involving oral history
  • partnerships increasing representation of and with communities that have been historically and systematically oppressed.

Applications must be completed and submitted electronically to the SCRLC office by Friday, November 15, 2019; send applications and questions to Julia Corrice at jcorrice@scrlc.org.

 

2020 Grant Timetable

November 15, 2019

Applications due

June 30, 2020

Interim report due

December 31, 2020

All grant funds must be expended by grantees

March 31, 2021

Final report due

 

 

2020 RBDB Grant Application (.docx) (PDF)

 

Digitization Project Plan Outline (.docx)


2019 Grant Recipients

  • Candor Free Library - To digitize thirty-four microfilm rolls containing 32, 300 pages of Candor and Tioga County newspapers. These include the Candor Courier (1899-1966), the Owego Gazette (1966-1967), and the Tioga County Courier Gazette (1967-1970). The scanning will be outsourced to the Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN) and the newspapers added to New York State Historic Newspapers.
  • Elmira College - To digitize 14 rolls of microfilm (12, 600 pages) of Elmira College newspapers. These include Elmira College Weekly and the Octagon, 1917-1988, and The Sibyl, 1871-1917. The microfilm scanning will be outsourced to the Northern New York Library Network, with scanning of printed issues of The Sibyl to be done at the Elmira College Library. The newspapers will be added to New York State Historic Newspapers, and made freely available to everyone at nyshistoricnewspapers.org. Issues of the The Sibyl will also be hosted on New York State Historic Newspapers and in New York Heritage Digital Collections (nyheritage.org).
  • Fenimore Art Museum Library - to digitize microfilm of Otsego County historical newspapers. These include selected newspapers from the Oneonta Herald (1853-1923) and the Otsego Republican (1829). The microfilm scanning will be outsourced to the Northern New York Library Network, and the newspapers will be added to New York State Historic Newspapers and made freely available to everyone at nyshistoricnewspapers.org.
  • Ithaca College - To digitize 54 volumes of the Cayugan (the Ithaca College yearbook) from 1913-2005, as well as 153 issues of the Ithacan, the Ithaca College newspaper. The newspapers and yearbooks will be added to New York State Historic Newspapers and New York Heritage Digital Collections, and made freely available to everyone at nyshistoricnewspapers.org and nyheritage.org.
  • Seymour Public Library District - To microfilm and digitize 1600 pages and 53 rolls of microfilm of Auburn newspapers. These include the Auburn Morning Dispatch/Auburn Weekly Dispatch (1888) and the Advertiser-Journal (1913-1931). The scanning will be outsourced to Advantage Preservation and the newspapers added to New York State Historic Newspapers, and made freely available to everyone at nyshistoricnewspapers.org.
  • SUNY Cortland - To digitize SUNY Cortland student newspapers. These include The Co-No Press (1925-1942), and The Dragon Chronicle (2013-2017). The newspapers will be added to New York State Historic Newspapers and made freely available to everyone at nyshistoricnewspapers.org.
  • Wells College - To digitize and describe the Opendore Women's History Collection at the Howland Stone Museum. This collection includes information and resources collection over twenty years of research and investigation by women's history scholar Elsie Gutchess. Digitized materials will be added to New York Heritage and made freely available at nyheritage.org and the book collection will be accessible to the public and searchable in OCLC's WorldCat.

RBDB Grant Projects Final Reports

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