Digitization for Small Institutions Scholarships for Illinois Archivists Illinois State Archives

The Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board (ISHRAB) is hosting "Digitization for Small Institutions" for 25 Illinois archivists and archival volunteers, presented by LYRASIS. This four hour online course, taught over two 2-hour sessions, will be held on May 9th and 11th from 10am-12pm.

The course covers the basics of project planning, equipment selection, digitization preparation, and technical information relevant to starting a digitization program or project. Persons or organizations who are looking into undertaking a digitization project or who will be seeking a grant to fund a digitization project are encouraged to take this class.

ISHRAB and its representatives will award scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis until all 25 seats have been filled. The completed application form may be submitted by U.S. mail, FAX, or email. All decisions made by the ISHRAB and its representatives will be final. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. (Please note that scholarship recipients for the January session of this class are not eligible for this scholarship.)

Funds for this opportunity are provided by a State Board Programming Grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

If you have any questions, please contact:

David Joens, Director
Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Bldg.
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
217-524-3930 (fax)

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