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Express Library Digitization Awards

Potential projects can include but are not limited to:

  • Purchase of necessary equipment or software needed to digitize materials.
  • Personnel needed to digitize selected collection(s).

For more information about this funding opportunity and how to apply, please click here.

Projects funded from May 2006 - April 2011 contract


Funded Projects May 1, 2006-April 30, 2011

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American Psychological Association
Funding will be used to digitize historical 16mm films.
March 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011

American Psychological Association
Project staff will digitize/convert archival materials from outdated analog formats to digital formats. Oral histories and interviews will be among the items digitized.
May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010

Association of American Medical Colleges
The AAMC Reference Center and Archives will use the funding to digitize the historical archives collection of the AAMC. The items to be digitized include the published proceedings of the annual meetings, 1876-1987; AAMC Constitution and Bylaws, 1894-1999; published actions of the AAMC governing boards, 1972-1977; collection of announcements form AAMC members, 1836-1881; AAMC position statements, 1951-1998; and correspondence of luminaries. The materials will be made accessible on the web.
April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010

Association of Women's Health Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Funding will be used to digitize historical materials that trace the formation, governance,strategic planning, mission and impact of the organization.
April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

Florida International University
Funding will be used to digitize archival materials documenting the founding of the new medical school.
May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

Howard University
The staff of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library will purchase equipment, software and supplies to digitize over 500 publications of the Howard University Global HIV/AIDS Initiative. The collection will be made available to the public.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

Medical University of South Carolina
Funding will be used to digitize 132 medical theses from 1825-1829.
March 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011

Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Health System
Project staff will purchase equipment and supplies to digitize archival material from scrapbooks and yearbooks for the Hall County School of Nursing, celebratory booklets and newsletters created by NGHS, photographs from NGHS events and more.
March 1, 2010 - February 28, 2011

Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute of Rehabilitation
The staff of the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation will purchase equipment and software to enable the digitization of select items from the archives. Included in the plan is the digitization of the 26 issues of Polio Chronicle, annual reports of the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, a collection of the Wheelchair Review, and photographs and VHS promotional and training films created by the Foundation. A web page of files is planned.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

Saint Thomas Hospital
The staff of the Saint Thomas Hospital Julius Jacob Health Sciences Library will purchase software and equipment to enable the digitization of the archives of the Saint Thomas School of Nursing established in 1898. The documents and photographs will be made available on the library website.
December 1, 2009 - November 30, 2010

Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History
Funding will be used to digitize photographs from the historical collection. Photographs of events, people, etc from the 1970's-1990's.
April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

University of Alabama, Birmingham
The staff of the Lister Hill Library will purchase equipment to enable the recording and podcasting of Reynolds Historical Library lectures on the history of medicine and medical humanities. They will also digitize the Pellagra in Alabama project papers, the journal of B.W. Allen, a Confederate surgeon from Charlottesville, VA and letters from Sir William Osler.
October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2010

University of Maryland, Baltimore
UMB will hire a 3rd party vendor who specializes in mass digitization of historical materials to scan the catalogs in PDF format. UMB will enforce QA/QC process to ensure the quality of the digitization. UMB will create records to include the scanned catalogs in the Archive and apply appropriate metadata so that they are searchable on the Internet as well as within the Archive. The Archive will back up the digitized catalogs daily. The catalogs will be converted to the format accessible in an up-to-date technological environment in the future.
February 9, 2011 - April 30, 2011

University of Maryland, Baltimore
The staff of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library will purchase equipment to enable the digitization of the papers, texts, chapters, and more of Florence P. Kendall, a pioneer in the field of physical therapy. The collection will be made available on the library website and then move to an institutional repository once established.
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

University of South Carolina
Funding will be used to digitize 50 items of medical ephemera from the late nineteenth century along with historical books from the collection.
April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011

University of South Carolina
The staff of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library will use the funding to digitize five publications of historical significance to South Carolina. The titles selected were not available free online, showed limited holdings in OCLC, were non-circulating the Library's catalog, are in fragile condition and reflect the education and training of local doctors prior to the Civil War. The five publications will be made accessible and searchable on a newly created section of the library's website entitled Digital Resources. They will be added also to the University's website and the SC Digital Library database (http://scmemory.org) and the Online Exhibitions and Digital Projects area of the NLM website.
April 1, 2009 - March 31, 2010

University of South Florida
Funding will be used to digitize 35 half hours shows and broadcasts of the Issues in Mental Health series project.
May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011

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