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Last chance to register for the Email Archives: Building Capacity and Community (EA:BCC) Webinar on April 26, 2021, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM (CT).
We invite you to join us and learn more about the EA:BCC Program and the second round of funding! In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn more about submitting a proposal application and how your institution or organization can take part in building a community of practice! In addition, we will honor the five institutions that have been awarded grants in the first round, with one of our awardees providing some application tips and a brief overview of their funded program! In case you are unable to attend, this session will be recorded, and you can register to get notified when the recording is available.
You can register for the upcoming webinar at this link, https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/870576938.
P.S. In case you missed our Call for Proposals posting, here are a few important facts about the program:
* The EA:BCC is generously sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
* The second round of proposals is due June 30th.
* Projects may begin as early as January 1, 2022.
* All projects must be completed by December 30, 2023.
* Proposed projects must support the regrant program’s overall goals while seeking to build the email archiving community. For example, projects might undertake activities like these.
* Implement email acquisition, processing, discovery, and delivery services suitable to a wide range of archival repositories.
* Foster specific process improvements to increase email archives tool functionality and interoperability.
* Highlight specific processed email collections
* Demonstrate how other archives, libraries, and museums can process and provide access to email using community-supported tools.
* Funding Ideas
* Low Barrier Email Archiving - Develop or refer to use-cases from “A Specification for Using PDF to package and represent email<https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/109251>“.
* Tools to harvest linked content - Integrate a web archiving tool to capture linked content
* Projects focusing on local government emails and non-governmental organizations.
* Community email archiving - Partnerships between archives and community groups, or those leading social change, to capture email archives and develop a framework for ethical practice in email archiving.
* Any other ideas you might bring to the table!
* Collaborative partnerships and projects are particularly encouraged.
* A peer advisory board will vet proposals.
* Funding needs of $25,000 to $100,000 USD are eligible for support.
* Pre-submission feedback is available!
For more information regarding this opportunity and to apply for an EA:BCC grant, please visit the project website at https://emailarchivesgrant.library.illinois.edu/.
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