digitization funding available

peterkirkpatentThe Washington State Archives and the Washington State Historical Records Advisory Board (WSHRAB) are pleased to announce the opening of a new grant cycle for the Digitization Grant Program. This grant is available to libraries and heritage organizations that possess historically valuable records created by separate local government entities.

Grants of up to $5000 are available to digitize historical public records. Digital copies will be provided to the grant recipient and mounted on the Washington State Digital Archives website, thereby improving preservation and increasing public access.

The application deadline is Monday, May 16, 2011. The WSHRAB 2011 Digitization Guidebook and Application can be found at: www.sos.wa.gov/archives/wshrab.aspx.

For more information, contact Patrick Williams, Grant coordinator, (360) 586-0108, patrick.williams@sos.wa.gov or Midori Okazaki, WSHRAB Project Coordinator, (425) 564-3947, midori.okazaki@sos.wa.gov. This grant is supported by funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Image: © 2006, courtesy of Kirkland Heritage Society