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BC ELN-BCHDP Support Service: Support Service Early Notice
The British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP) and BC ELN are seeking early notice from small organisations intending to apply for a 2023/2024 BCHDP grant who are also interested in additional support with their applications.
If your organisation is considering applying for a 2023/2024 BCHDP grant this October and would like to obtain additional support, please fill out this survey by August 5, 2022: https://surveys.bceln.ca/limesurvey/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=163128&lang=en
Early notice will be accepted until August 5, but the earlier notice you provide the more support we can provide. Early notice is not mandatory, but is expected to improve chances of a successful grant application.
Information provided in the survey will only be used for follow-up, it will not form part of your application. Organisations eligible for and indicating interest in additional support during the grant application process will be contacted.
Support for eligible organisations can include assistance with: completing the grant application; project management; copyright advisory; connections to digitisation service providers; securing digitisation staff; preparing metadata; and hosting digitised materials in the Arca provincial digital repository.
New initiative for Indigenous applicants
In the context of de-colonization and reconciliation, the BC History Digitization Program will consider applications from Indigenous organizations for projects that will not result in public access to the digitized material. IKBLC recognizes that open access is not always ethical or appropriate for Indigenous content. Indigenous applications will be evaluated according to the same criteria in all other aspects of the project applications but will not be required to provide public access to the digitized content.
The British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHDP), launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to support digitization projects that make unique British Columbia content freely available.
In October 2022, the BCHDP will be accepting applications for the 2023/2024 funding year. Applicants can receive up to $15,000 of matching funds for their projects. In 2022, the program awarded more than $150,000 for 21 projects. Since its inception in 2006, the BCHDP has awarded more than $2 million of matching funds for more than 280 projects. For more information about the BCHDP program and to view past projects, please visit the BC History Digitization Program website: https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/
Additional support for small organisations applying for BCHDP grants is provided through a partnership between the BC Electronic Library Network (BC ELN) and the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) at the University of British Columbia Library. For more information about the BC ELN-BCHDP Support Service, please visit: https://bceln.ca/services/shared-services/bc-eln-bchdp-support-service