The Internet Archive Is Accepting Applications for Public Libraries & Librarians

Internet Archive is offering $25,000 in web archiving services to each library, plus training and travel grants to public librarians

Internet Archive is currently offering grants to public libraries and librarians as part of a new program to build community history web archives. This program is designed to support public librarians in developing expertise in creating collections of historically valuable web materials that document their local communities. The project, Community Webs: Empowering Public Librarians to Create Community History Web Archives, is funded by the IMLS as part of a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant.

Internet Archive is now accepting applications from public libraries to participate in the program. Applications are open now and will close on August 25.  Visit the program's web page for more information, and view the project's grant materials, available through the IMLS award page.

ReadersFirst supports efforts that lead to digital preservation, especially if they increase titles available to users through OPDS feeds. 

Good luck to all who apply!