DLG Announces Second Subgranting Call for 2018: Applications due June 15, 2018

To broaden partner participation in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), DLG is soliciting proposals for historic digitization projects costing up to $5000. Project metadata will be included in the DLG portal and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). DLG is seeking applications for metadata creation or digitization projects from the permanent holders of the original archival content. Projects may include the reformatting of textual materials (not including newspapers), graphic materials, or audio-visual materials. Applicants should have materials prepared for a project start date of October 1, 2018.

Selection of materials or collections to digitize will be made in accordance with the DLG’s Collection Development Policy and will depend on the availability of resources and funding. A committee consisting of DLG and Georgia HomePLACE staff, and representative partner members will determine awards. Awards committee members will recuse themselves from review of a proposal should a conflict of interest exist. Preference will be given to proposals from institutions who have not yet collaborated with the DLG.

For textual and graphic materials, digitization and descriptive services will be performed by DLG staff. In the case of audio-visual collections, digitization will be outsourced to a vendor. Partners are responsible for transporting materials to and from the DLG or for costs associated with shipping to and from vendors.

Nominated materials must have clear rights statements and documentation. Any metadata created will be shared under a Creative Commons License Public Domain License (CC0) through the DLG’s portal and the DPLA.

To apply, submit the following to diglibga@gmail.com by June 15, 2018:

  • Application form;
  • One letter of reference from a user of the materials describing their historic value and potential for reuse;
  • Five sample images of selected content;
  • A budget that includes conversion costs, metadata services, and hosting fees based on the DLG Digital Services Cost Recovery for Proposal Development and using the application budget form; and
  • If requesting DLG hosting, proof of rights status for materials (e.g., letter of permissions from copyright holder, donor’s agreement, orphan works status assessment, release form, etc.)

A sample budget and application are available to assist your proposal development. If your project includes audio-visual, bound, fragile, or oversized materials, please consult DLG staff who will help you obtain an estimate of reformatting costs. DLG staff will be available for questions during phone office hours and available otherwise for questions, but will be unable to comment on draft proposals.

Important dates

  • May 15, 11 am, Webinar (slides and recording)
  • May 22, 23, Phone office hours by appointment (optional)
  • June 15, Proposals due
  • July 10, Committee reviews proposals
  • August 1, Recipients notified
  • September 1, Service agreements signed (Sample MOU available here)
  • September 15, Project schedules agreed
  • October 1, Program start date
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Red and Black available on Georgia Historic Newspapers site; crowdfunding campaign to digitize back issues

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Red and Black in the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (GHN) at https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/gua1179162/ . Since 1893, the Red and Black has provided a training ground for University of Georgia students interested in gaining experience in various aspects of newspaper publishing and to produce a high quality daily newspaper for the University of Georgia community.

The Red and Black debuted in 1893 as a newspaper devoted to the interests of the University of Georgia’s student body. Two years later, the publication was discontinued after a conflict between university faculty and the Red and Black. In September, 1895, the publication resumed as a private venture, which proved successful enough to convince faculty to reclaim the paper in 1896. The University of Georgia Athletic Association assumed control of the Red and Black, which operated there in connection with the School of Journalism. In 1980, the UGA Board of Regents voted to approve the paper’s independence from the university. The Red and Black remains an independent publication and is the most widely circulated college newspaper in Georgia.

“As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, this is an exciting development for The Red and Black,” says publisher Rebecca Burns. “Our archives provide a record of student life and athletics at the University of Georgia that students, alumni, and fans appreciate. They also are a resource for researchers and scholars looking for insights into a student perspective on a host of important issues, from the World Wars and Vietnam War to the integration of UGA to more contemporary events and issues such as 9/11.”

The University of Georgia Libraries has launched a crowdfunding campaign to digitize back issues of the Red and Black dating from 2007-present. Currently, issues from 1893 to 2006 are available on the new website. The archive is keyword searchable, making it a valuable resource for the University community. To support or to learn more about this project, visit https://dar.uga.edu/funder/campaigns/digitize-the-red-black/ .

 

About the Digital Library of Georgia

Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ is a GALILEO initiative that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources.  DLG also serves as Georgia’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America and as the home of the Georgia Newspaper Project, the state’s historic newspaper microfilming project.

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