Free NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions Webinar March 20th


Are you considering applying for an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions?

Join Lyrasis on Tuesday, March 20th from noon to 1pm ET for a lunch and learn discussion to talk about your project ideas, as well as to get advice on crafting your narrative and goals. We will also be talking about what is eligible for potential digital preservation projects – now included in the Preservation Assistance Grant as an option.

You can join the session by following this link:  (users may login as a guest)

  • Before the session, it is recommended to run an Adobe Connect diagnostic test on your computer by clicking on the following link:
  • You may interact by headset (via Adobe Connect), text chat, or dial-in to the LYRASIS conference line: 800-747-5150, when prompted enter access code: 592 4816 followed by the pound “#” sign.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has available Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions with up to a $6000 award to help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.

The grant funds can be used for general preservation and digital preservation assessments, specific preservation issues consultations,   the purchase of collection storage furniture and preservation supplies, environmental monitoring equipment, as well as education and training.

The grant proposal deadline is May 1, 2012. URL:

LYRASIS Preservation Services is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access

ROBIN L. DALE, Director of Digital & Preservation Services, Operations Manager, Technology Services, LYRASIS 404.892.0943 x4816 ; 404.494.0830 Cell ; RLDale2 Skype


Toll Free: 800.999.8558


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