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The Capital District Library Council invites applications for 2017 RBDB Grants through
February 6, 2017.
In addition to the Retrospective Conversion, Metadata, and Digitization grants, this year you may also apply for a Newspaper Grant through this application.
CDLC has allocated a pool of
for the 2017 grant cycle with the number and amount of individual grants awarded dependent upon the pool of applications. All CDLC member institutions, including individual public and school libraries, are eligible to apply.
These grants are funded through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program (RBDB). Established in 1984 as part of Education Law, funds from the RBDB program may be used for a variety of purposes to support regional resource sharing and automation that follow the
New York State RBDB Guidelines
. These guidelines include the criteria for the areas in which we are awarding grants, as well as expenses not allowed.
Projects considered for funding should improve access to collections and content or raise the visibility of regional collections.
Although, other types of proposals may be considered,
will be given to projects that:
Highlight undiscovered collections in our region
Align with CDLC's strategic goals (see our Plan of Service:
Have matching funds
Are submitted by first-time applicants
Are composed of long and complete runs of newspapers
Are newspapers on microfilm
For newspapers, if the title includes papers published after 1923, copyright clearance must be obtained. More information about copyright clearance can be found on the NYS Historic Newspapers tools page under "
Additional Contribution Information
Grant winners will be required to submit a final report describing how they expended the funds and the number of records converted or enhanced or the number of items digitized. Winners may also be asked to describe their project in a CDLC publication or present at a CDLC event.
Please note that unless an extension is requested and approved, all projects must be completed by
June 30, 2018,
or award money will be forfeited.
Grant applications must be received by the application deadline,
February 6, 2017,
to be considered.
A subcommittee of CDLC’s
Regional Automation Advisory Committee
will review applications and present recommendations to the CDLC Board of Trustees who will approve the applications.
with any questions about the application process.
Past winners and projects:
2016 RBDB Grant Recipients
2015 RBDB Grant Recipients
2014 RBDB Grant Recipients
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