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DEADLINE EXTENDED: EA:BCC CALL FOR PROPOSALS

  • 1.  DEADLINE EXTENDED: EA:BCC CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    Posted Jun 23, 2020 09:49 AM

    EA:BCC SUBMISSION DEADLINE Extended to July 31, 2020.

    The Email Archives: Building Capacity and Community (EA:BCC) proposal submission deadline has been EXTENDED to July 31, 2020In addition, proposal drafts (for pre-submission feedback) will be accepted through July 15. Please contact the project team for feedback and questions via email provided below. The Email Archives Newsletter, developed by Email Archives Community Fellow Ruby Martinez, provides a helpful overview.

    For more information regarding this opportunity and to apply for an EA:BCC grant, you may visit the project website:  https://emailarchivesgrant.library.illinois.edu/ 

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    Led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this program invites proposals that foster the ability of archives, libraries, and museums to preserve email records. The attached newsletter, developed by Email Archives Community Fellow Ruby Martinez, provides a helpful overview.

     Here are a few important facts about the program:

    • The EA:BCC program is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
    • Two rounds of funding will be made available, with the first set of proposals due June 30thJuly 31st.
    • Projects may begin as early as January 1, 2021.
    • Proposed projects must support the overall goals of the regrant program while seeking to build the email archiving community. For example, projects might undertake activities like these:
      • Implement email acquisition, processing, discovery, and delivery services that are suitable to a wide range of archival repositories
      • Foster specific process improvements to increase email archives tool functionality and interoperability
      • Highlight specific processed email collections
      • Demonstrate how other archives, libraries, and museums can process and provide access to email using community-supported tools
    • Collaborative partnerships and projects are particularly encouraged.
    • Proposals will be vetted by a peer advisory board. 
    • Funding needs of $25,000 to $100,000 USD are eligible for support.

    Best, 

    CHRIS PROM (HE/HIS)

    Associate Dean for Digital Strategies

    University Library

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    1408 W. Gregory Drive, #246G | M/C 522
    Urbana, IL 61820
    e:  prom@illinois.edu
    www.library.illinois.edu

    RUBY LORRAINE MARTINEZ

    Email Archives Community Fellow

    Office of Digital Strategies 

    e: rubylm2@illinois.edu 

     


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