NEH Announces Awards for JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Program

September 16, 2009

I'm very happy to say that the NEH has just announced 3 new awards from our JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration grant program.  This program is jointly funded by the NEH and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), a joint committee of the U.K. further and higher education funding bodies. Within the NEH, the program is jointly administered by both the Office of Digital Humanities and the Division of Preservation and Access.  For more information, please consult today's press release.  Congratulations to the three awardees:

American Museum of Natural History -- New York, NY
Digitizing Darwin's Library
David Kohn, Project Director
Outright: $119,999
To support: The digital reconstruction of Charles Darwin's working library as it stood at the end of his life, to include the presentation of the complex array of annotations throughout his working texts.

Arizona State University -- Tempe, AZ
TAG:  Transatlantic Archaeology Gateway
John Howard, Project Director
Outright: $134,879
To support: To support:  The development of tools for trans‑Atlantic cross‑searching and semantic interoperability between the two major archives of born-digital archaeological data in the United States and United Kingdom.

Yale University --New Haven, CT
A Virtual Manuscript Reading Room
Ann Okerson, Project Director
Outright: $103,168
To support: A pilot project to create an archive of and gateway to important manuscripts, related manuscript catalogs, and historical dictionaries in Arabic and Persian (19,800 pages) held separately in the collections at Yale University and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).