BCR Awarded NEH Grant

May 19, 2009


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The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded $218,154 to BCR to support workshops on digital preservation developed specifically for leaders of collaborative digitization programs. With the grant from NEH, BCR plans to assist existing digital collaboratives and their members: to develop the capacity for assuming responsibility for long-term accessibility of digital collections under their stewardship and to expand the number of collaboratives doing so; to conduct on-site digital preservation readiness assessments; and to test the efficacy of the CRL/OCLC Trustworthy Repositories Audit & Certification: Criteria and Checklist (TRAC) as a planning tool in a collaborative digital environment.

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