[Coll_Collab] Reminder re. re-grant proposals
Martha L Smalley
martha.smalley at yale.edu
Wed Jan 24 11:27:44 EST 2007
Sorry if this is a duplicate message. It didn't seem to get posted
the first time I sent it.
By request of various parties, the deadline for re-grant 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.
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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