[NWDigitalProjects] Digitization and metadata cleanup grant awards announced, Washington State Library

Robb, Evan evan.robb at sos.wa.gov
Tue Aug 9 08:50:05 PDT 2016


fyi. Looking forward to a fun (federal fiscal) year of working with libraries on their digital projects.


DIGITIZATION GRANTS AWARDED FOR WASHINGTON RURAL HERITAGE 2016-2017

Congratulations to the latest group of public libraries and heritage organizations recently awarded digitization grants through the Washington Rural Heritage<http://www.washingtonruralheritage.org/> program!

Over the next year Washington State Library staff will be working with these organizations to digitize unique, historically significant materials held in their collections. Awardees will be trained in all aspects of digitization and their collections will be publicly hosted and digitally preserved through the Washington Rural Heritage website and digital repository.

The statewide digital collection currently provides access to documents, photographs, audio and video recordings, and digitized cultural objects from more than 115 Washington institutions. In addition, the project includes approximately 325 family photo collections, making previously inaccessible materials available freely to the public.
Below are this year's grant recipients. Read about the details of each project<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/grants/awards.aspx>.


*         $5,000 - Fort Vancouver Regional Library, Goldendale Community Library, in partnership with the Klickitat County Historical Society, Presby Museum.

*         $5,000 - North Olympic Library System, Port Angeles Public Library.

*         $3,870 - Whitman County Library, in partnership with the Tekoa Museum, the Perkins House (Colfax, WA), and the MacGregor Store (Hooper, WA).

*         $4,997 - Whatcom County Library System, Sumas branch library, in partnership with the Sumas Historical Society.

*         $2,432 - Whatcom County Library System, Deming branch library.

*         $3,520 - Asotin County Library, in partnership with the Asotin County Public Utility District.

To learn more about participating in Washington Rural Heritage<http://www.washingtonruralheritage.org/>, contact Evan Robb, Digital Repository Librarian at evan.robb at sos.wa.gov<mailto:evan.robb at sos.wa.gov>.

Washington Rural Heritage is supported with Library Services and Technology Act funding provided by the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services<http://imls.gov/>.
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GRANTS AWARDED FOR WSL'S METADATA REMEDIATION AND ENHANCMENT PILOT PROJECT 2016-2017

Four Washington libraries will receive grants to jumpstart their metadata cleanup projects this year. This grant cycle supports libraries in preparing digital collection data for eventual harvest by a regional or state-level Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) service hub. The DPLA is a federated search portal that aggregates records from the digital collections of America's galleries, libraries, archives, and museums.

Below are this year's grant recipients. Read about the details of each project.<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/grants/awards.aspx>


*         $5,000 - Daniel J. Evans Library, Evergreen State College.

*         $5,000 - North Olympic Library System, Port Angeles Public Library.

*         $5,000 - Western Washington University Libraries, Heritage Resources.

*         $5,000 - Whitman County Library.

To learn more about the project please contact Evan Robb, Digital Repository Librarian at evan.robb at sos.wa.gov<mailto:evan.robb at sos.wa.gov>.

This project is supported with Library Services and Technology Act funding provided by the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services<http://imls.gov/>.
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