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RI Foundation Centennial Community Grants Awarded

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Community-building activities in each of Rhode Island’s 39 cities and towns were awarded Centennial Grants totaling $500,000 from the RI Foundation. The projects include public fountains, recreational trails, Little Free Libraries, a community orchard, and much more. Public libraries are partners in grants awarded to East Greenwich and Cranston. The East Greenwich Housing Authority and […]

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound […]

Digital Commonwealth Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Digital Commonwealth Conference Enhance your knowledge of the development and preservation of digital collections at the 10th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference. April 5, 2015 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynotes by Society of American Archivists fellows Paul Conway and Richard Pearce-Moses. Additional sessions include: Brookline’s Wild-Sargent House of 1822: New life through digital […]

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Online Reading Room

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

In conjunction with UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, WGBH and the Library of Congress are pleased to announce the launch of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Online Reading Room. With contributions from more than 100 public media organizations across the country, programs that for decades have gathered dust on shelves are now […]

Preservation Metrics Today

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Preservation Metrics Today: Heritage Health Information and Preservation Statistics A free Connecting to Collections Care webinar Date: June 11, 2015 Time: 2-3:30 EDT Now more than ever, data drives decisions: Which projects should be funded? Where is staff needed? What activities should take priority over others? How can you find the data to help when […]

MayDay 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Today is May 1 – there are worldwide celebrations around many themes. The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times. In the late 19th Century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day. May 1 is also one of two feast days of the Catholic patron saint of workers St. Joseph the […]

Preservation Assistance Grants

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

PRESERVATION ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR SMALL and MIDSIZE INSTITUTIONS The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Preservation Assistance Grants program is tailored to small and midsize institutions, and is often the first step toward securing funding for future preservation activities. Grants are available in amounts up to $6,000 Deadline: May 5, 2015 Eligible Grant Activities Include: […]

Digital Preservation Management

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Digital Preservation Management Are you responsible for digital preservation at your organization?  Are you interested in learning the standards, resources, policies, and work flows integral to a successful program?  Do you want to join a cohort of similar professionals as you develop your skills and organizational readiness?  Come learn how to implement short-term strategies for […]

Simplifying Preservation Planning

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Simplifying Preservation Planning Using Worksheets Free Webinar: Learn how a small organization with limited funds and two staff members developed a successful strategy to meet its preservation and access needs! Date/Time: March 5, 2015, 2-3:30 EST This webinar will show you, in the context of a case study, how to make a long-range preservation plan […]

2 Grant Opportunities

Monday, February 9th, 2015

[Feb. 6] The Rhode Island Foundation announced that applications are now being accepted for the Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund and the Rhode Island Supreme Court Historical Society Fund. If applicable, you may apply for funding from both funds. The Joseph O’Neill Ott Fund supports the preservation of historical manuscripts, documents and municipal records dating from […]

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