University of Kentucky: NEH to Fund Digitization of Sacred Music Collection at Niles Center

University of Kentucky: NEH to Fund Digitization of Sacred Music Collection at Niles Center. “The $58,230 grant from the NEH’s Humanities Collections and References Resources program will support a one-year planning process that will include the pilot launch of a digital library that will eventually make hundreds of volumes of spirituals, gospel music, shape-note hymnody and words-only hymnals accessible to the public.”

Nunatsiaq News: Library and Archives Canada offers funds for Indigenous digitization projects

Nunatsiaq News: Library and Archives Canada offers funds for Indigenous digitization projects. “Library and Archives Canada wants to help Indigenous organizations preserve their past by transferring it into the future. Their new initiative—Listen, Hear Our Voices—is calling for applications to fund the digitization of culture and language recordings from cassette and VHS tapes.”

Indiana State University: Library will digitize St. Theodore Guerin’s works

Indiana State University: Library will digitize St. Theodore Guerin’s works. “The Digital Initiatives Unit of the Indiana State University’s library’s Special Collections Department received a $15,453 grant to help the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Archives provide online access to Saint Mother Theodore Guerin’s letters and journals.”

Canada Newswire: Google News Initiative grants Canadian Journalism Foundation $1 million to tackle fake news (PRESS RELEASE)

Canada Newswire: Google News Initiative grants Canadian Journalism Foundation $1 million to tackle fake news (PRESS RELEASE). “The Google News Initiative has granted The Canadian Journalism Foundation $1 million to expand the NewsWise program to help all Canadians understand how to identify authentic news from misinformation. Aimed at educating audiences on how to understand and navigate an increasingly complex information environment, this grant will provide Canadian publishers with tools – such as interactive PSAs and other digital content – developed by experts and educators.”

Lehigh University: Gloria Naylor Archive Project awarded Accelerator Grant

Lehigh University: Gloria Naylor Archive Project awarded Accelerator Grant. “A room full of boxes. What could be exciting about that? Well, these boxes, almost sixty of them in Williams Hall, are exciting. Within these boxes are the collected papers of Gloria Naylor, known for her National Book Award-winning novel The Women of Brewster Place, later made into a mini-series by Oprah Winfrey. Naylor wrote about black women’s lives at a time where depictions of topics like rape and homosexuality were shocking. On loan to Lehigh from Sacred Heart University for digitization, the collection is the focus of a two-year $100,000 Accelerator Grant awarded from Lehigh’s Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies.”

PoliceOne: Federal grant to help Ala. establish a civil asset forfeiture database

PoliceOne: Federal grant to help Ala. establish a civil asset forfeiture database. “Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced April 10 a $38,336 grant that will go toward establishing a statewide database to enable the tracking of property seized by police during arrests. The money, which is provided to the state from the U.S. Department of Justice, will go to the Alabama Justice Information Commission for the development of a civil asset forfeiture plan. The plan includes the development of a database.”

The Star Democrat: SU Nabb Center earns NEH grant to study Eastern Shore baseball

The Star Democrat: SU Nabb Center earns NEH grant to study Eastern Shore baseball. “Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is embarking on an 18-month project to chronicle Eastern Shore baseball leagues and teams of the mid-20th century, thanks to a competitive $11,300 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Common Heritage Program.”