I’m pasting below some information on an NEH and Mellon grant to create “open books” for the humanities. It sounds like an interesting project that will help make important works available to the public. Please feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested.
Also, I am going to start archiving emails I send to you on my blog site: http://laurie.oucreate.com, because even I can’t keep up with all the emails I send you!
Laurie Scrivener, M.L.I.S.
Associate Professor of Bibliography
History and Area Studies Librarian
University of Oklahoma Libraries
630 Parrington Oval, Room 452, Norman, OK 73019
NEH & Mellon Invite SPARC Members to Apply for Humanities Open Book Grants
Last year, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation partnered to create Humanities Open Book, a grant program that offers awards up to $100,000 to support digitization, rights clearance, and public dissemination of primarily backlist or out-of-print, in-copyright humanities scholarship. The program aims to give new life to a broad swath of publications in the humanities, many of which are quite difficult to access and read today. All books, once cleared, are released with a Creative Commons license.
The next Humanities Open Book deadline is coming up on September 13, 2016. We encourage applications from a diverse range of institutional types including university presses, libraries, museums, historical societies, independent research centers, and other non-profit publishers in the humanities.
Sr. Program Officer Perry Collins will be offering an upcoming webinar on Monday, July 11th, at 1pm EDT to further discuss the program and to answer questions. Click the link below to register:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.
Also, please feel free to contact us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or draft proposals.
National Endowment for the Humanities