[Coll_Collab] Reminder re. Collections Collaborative re-grant proposals

Martha L Smalley martha.smalley at yale.edu
Tue Jan 23 13:42:15 EST 2007

Please note that, by request of various parties, the deadline for 
proposals has been extended to January 31st.

A second round of re-grants for the Mellon-funded Yale Collections 
(http://www.yale.edu/collections_collaborative/index.html) will be 
awarded in April 2007, with projects to be completed by March 31, 
2008. The first step in applying for a re-grant will be for groups to 
submit one-page "idea" documents, which describe proposed projects in 
broad terms and explain how they would contribute to the goals of the 
Collections Collaborative. These should be sent via email attachment 
to <mailto:%22martha.smalley at yale.edu%22>Martha.Smalley at yale.edu by 
January 31, 2007. The Collections Collaborative Steering Committee 
will review these documents and choose a number of them for 
advancement into the full application process, which will then 
require more detailed description of the project and budgetary planning.

The two basic criteria for the second round of re-grants are:
    * projects must be collaborative, drawing resources and effort 
from at least two Yale repositories
    * projects must contribute toward the Collections Collaborative 
goal of enhancing access to and use of the museums, galleries, and 
library special collections across the university.
Students, faculty members, and outside researchers who wish to make 
use of Yale's vast treasure trove of primary sources are often 
(understandably) daunted by the complexity and decentralized nature 
of the collections in which these materials are held. Preference will 
be given to re-grant proposals that address the issues and conditions 
that currently impede researchers from discovering and utilizing 
Yale's collections. Proposals for the continued development of models 
for cross-searching and creation of customized portals to facilitate 
research and pedagogical use of special collections will be welcomed, 
as well as proposals that address the need for university-wide 
collaboration in developing the underlying infrastructure and tools 
required for the adequate description and delivery of information and 
resources. Of particular interest will be projects that can serve as 
templates, pilots, or "tool kits" for further development in the future.

Please see more detailed guidelines for re-grant proposals at 
Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Martha Smalley
Principal Investigator, Yale Collections Collaborative

Martha Lund Smalley
Special Collections Librarian / Curator of the Day Missions Collection
Yale Divinity School Library
409 Prospect St.  New Haven, CT 06511
Phone 203 432-5289  Fax 203 432-3906
Martha.Smalley at yale.edu 
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