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From: Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty-AT-mccarty.org.uk>
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Date: Sat,  7 Feb 2009 08:12:02 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Humanist] 22.506 Alexandra Archive Institute


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 506.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    Jean-Claude Guédon <jean.claude.guedon-AT-umontreal.ca>     (26)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 22.505 Alexandria Archive Institute?

  [2]   From:    "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley-AT-neh.gov>                         (14)
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 22.505 Alexandria Archive Institute?


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        Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 09:24:10 -0500
        From: Jean-Claude Guédon <jean.claude.guedon-AT-umontreal.ca>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 22.505 Alexandria Archive Institute?


Peter Suber has mentioned it a number of times.

It has recently obtained an NEH grant :

Today the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute
of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced grant awards to four
institutions through the Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital
Partnership grant program, a funding opportunity that encourages digital
innovation by bringing humanities scholars together with museum,
library, archives, and IT professionals. ...

The grants announced today are:

      * $250,609 to the Alexandria Archive Institute for its project,
        Enhancing Humanities Research Productivity in a Collaborative
        Data Sharing Environment. The Alexandria Archive Institute, in
        collaboration with the UC Berkeley School of Information, will
        create best-practice guidelines for the development of
        humanities data-sharing software to meet user needs, as well as
        continue to develop Open Context, a collaborative, free,
        open-access resource to facilitate online sharing of
        archaeological field research among excavators, scholars, and
        cultural heritage institutions.

For the news offered on peter Suber's Open Access blog, see:

http://www.google.com/cse?num=100&cx=014252173690352420777%
3Ajhwak-xjt_0&q=Alexandria+Archive+Institute&sa=Search&cof=FORID%
3A0&siteurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.earlham.edu%2F~peters%2Ffos%2F2009%2F02%
2Fasturias-adopts-oa-mandate.html 

Best,

Jean-Claude Guédon



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        Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 10:29:42 -0500
        From: "Bobley, Brett" <BBobley-AT-neh.gov>
        Subject: RE: [Humanist] 22.505 Alexandria Archive Institute?
        In-Reply-To: <20090206062635.0DBAC2D2CB-AT-woodward.joyent.us>

Dot Porter asked:

>  Has anyone on the list heard of the Alexandria Archive Institute?

Yes, the NEH and IMLS jointly awarded them an Advancing Knowledge grant.
See:

http://www.neh.gov/ODH/Default.aspx?tabid=111&id=57

Brett
------------------------------------------------ 
Brett Bobley 
Chief Information Officer 
Director, Office of Digital Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities 
http://www.neh.gov/odh/
(202) 606-8401 
bbobley-AT-neh.gov 



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