National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access Launches Web Site

Wed, 2012-04-11 17:13 -- carol

From Joshua Sternfeld, NEH Division of Preservation and Access, Senior Program Officer

Washington, DC The National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access is proud to announce the launch of our completely redesigned NEH website [link: http://www.neh.gov]!  Besides easier access to applying for, and managing a grant, the new site will showcase featured projects, news about NEH staff, and NEH-funded online content that you can explore.

We especially encourage you to visit our Preservation and Access division page [link: http://www.neh.gov/divisions/preservation] where we will highlight news and activity from all of our division's grant programs: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources, Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions, Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections, Preservation and Access Research and Development, Education and Training, Documenting Endangered Languages, and the National Digital Newspaper Program, as well as Chronicling America [link: http://www.chroniclingamerica.org], the site jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

For our launch, you will find feature stories about four awarded projects - the online Encyclopedia Virginia, the Frick Collection's Digital Image Archive, The Southern Courier digital archive, and the Walters Art Museum's digitization of medieval manuscripts - as well as a fun history of NEH's home, the Old Post Office Building, as documented
through Chronicling America content.  You will also find the latest updates about our upcoming grant deadlines (Preservation Assistance Grants and Research and Development) and details about future conference travel activity by our program officers.

More than just a catalog of recent news and events, the Preservation and Access page will explore trends and developments in the preservation community, from the latest tools and best practices, advances in digital preservation, innovative sustainable solutions to complex preservation
problems, new training programs, preserving audiovisual and born-digital collections, and creative collaborations from small historical societies and museums to research university archives and libraries.  We hope to show in the coming weeks and months the diversity of institutional activity as reflected by the many awards that we have made in all our grant programs.

We will be updating content on our division page regularly, so stay informed about all of the latest features, projects, funding announcements, and news by following us on Twitter: @NEH_PresAccess.

We welcome your feedback about the site or ideas for a story that you think we should feature.  Whether you are a past NEH awardee, or a scholar, educator, student, preservationist, administrator, or just someone interested in the collections and institutions funded by NEH and the Division of Preservation and Access, we would love to hear how a
particular project has impacted you, your institution, or your
community.  Please email us: preservation@neh.gov.

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