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Arts and Sciences aficionados: Do you have a good idea for a digital collection?

Applications are now being accepted for the Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, which helps faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences create new digital collections to enhance learning and teaching through online access to lecture notes, slides, photographs, printed documents and manuscripts. One of the goals of the grants program is to leverage information technologies to foster new ways of learning, creative expression and knowledge creation through interdisciplinary collaborations.

The program — funded by the college and coordinated by Cornell University Library — has helped faculty members digitize some of the university’s most interesting and rare collections, including ancient Greek and Roman coins and original hip-hop recordings. And the program has created original online repositories such as the Divine Comedy Image Archive. New digital collections will become part of Cornell’s digital library.

Feb. 17 is the deadline to express initial interest; proposals are due March 30. Awards will be announced at the end of May.

Read about the 2011 and 2010 projects and visit the DCAPS website for more information.


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