Grant Writing for Digital Collections in Libraries & Museums

$175.00

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

This course discusses local, regional, and national grant planning and writing, for the purposes of digital collections creation. Emphasizing the granular detail needed for successful grant submissions, this course will include sections on digitization explanation, metadata description, digital preservation and maintenance, harvesting and interoperability requirements, and specialized, user-friendly research applications that will make your application stand out, in order to secure funding.

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1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Course Description

This course discusses local, regional, and national grant planning and writing, for the purposes of digital collections creation. Emphasizing the granular detail needed for successful grant submissions, this course will include sections on digitization explanation, metadata description, digital preservation and maintenance, harvesting and interoperability requirements, and specialized, user-friendly research applications that will make your application stand out, in order to secure funding.

Course goals:

  • Introduction to key concepts and best practices in selecting, writing, and applying for digital collections grants at local, regional, and national levels
  • Extensive discussion regarding grant application stages, internal planning and procedures, and granting agency expectations
  • Consultation on how to frame research applications in digital collections, with an eye to user interface, knowledge of the intended and potential audience, and future iterations of the digital project

Mēgan A. Oliver

Mēgan A. Oliver Mēgan A. Oliver is a three-time graduate of the University of South Florida (Master of Science in Library in Information Science; Bachelor of Arts in English Literature; Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology). After graduating from USF in 2011, Mēgan has worked as the Assistant Librarian at Florida State University’s Ringling Museum Library and as the Digital Collections Curator at State University of New York’s Purchase College. She currently works as the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) Libraries; as an adjunct at the School of Library and Information Science at the UofSC; and as an adjunct at the iSchool, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests are ethics in informatics and labor practice, the creation of sustainable digital products and services, and UX research in digital librarianship.

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