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National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Opportunity

NEH Humanities Collections And Reference Resources Grants – Applications Due July 19th Grants support projects to create intellectual access to collections of rare books, manuscript and archival materials, born-digital records, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, art, and objects of material culture. Projects may address the holdings or activities of a single institution or […]

The American Rescue Plan Act Of 2021

Why you should use American Rescue Plan Act Grants to digitize essential documents! The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a $1.9 trillion act to help with the economic hardships caused by Covid-19. You can apply for these grants and use them to digitize essential documents. Below are a few fundamental reasons why you should […]

What The American Rescue Plan Act Means To Local Government

Local government agencies now have access to ARPA Funds! ARPA funds are available to city, state, and county government agencies now, so apply for them today, and don’t miss out on this time-sensitive opportunity! We would love to connect with you to discuss what type of projects are eligible for ARPA funds and explore your […]

A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation

A Titanic Amount Of Misinformation One hundred nine years ago today, on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The crown jewel of the White Star Line had been transporting 2,208 people from Southampton to New York before she hit an iceberg off […]

Spotlight: Greene County’s Digital Archives

The Community History Archives Of Greene County, Iowa The Greene County Librarians Association has made researching Greene County’s history easy! Their Community History Archive is free, easy to use, and offers a wide variety of historical resources representing all areas of the county. Greene County’s rich history spans over 175 years, dating back to 1849 […]

Preservation Is Every Bit As Important As Access

  Preservation Is Every Bit As Important As Access Digitizing your microfilm holdings and other documents of historical interest will unlock history by bringing it out of the drawer and putting it at your fingertips. However, access is only ½ the equation. Before you embark on a digitization project, you need to evaluate the risk […]

Planning To Digitize? Use A “3 Legged Stool”

Planning To Digitize? Use A “3 Legged Stool” When evaluating how to approach making your microfilm or other historical printed content available digitally, plan for the best balance of quality and quantity that allows you to maximize the available funds, We all know that preserving our cultural heritage often falls to local communities and groups, […]

May The 4th Be With You

May The 4th Be With You: How I Spent Star Wars Day 2020 May 4th is Star Wars Day, a day to celebrate the stories told by George Lucas, set in a galaxy far, far away. It is observed by fans of the films, shows, cartoons, and toys that have entertained the young and young […]

Microfilm At War: From Communication To Preservation

Microfilm At War: From Communication To Preservation Before email, there was V-Mail, and before that… pigeons, and eventually spies…and even pigeon spies. Today, microfilm is the unanimously agreed upon “preservation medium” for archivists around the world, but did you know about its storied military career? When you hear the word “microfilm”, I am guessing you […]

Spotlight: The Elkader Public Library (Iowa)

The Elkader Public Library Advantage is proud to Partner with the Elkader Public Library, giving the library’s patrons an easier way to search their community’s history as recorded in newspapers dating back to 1855, The Elkader Public Library is located in Elkader, Iowa, serving a community of nearly 1,300. Elkader is near the middle of […]

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