Project Funding Applications will be accepted until December 8, 2017. Selection of projects receiving funding will be done by the MMP selection committee. Please see the Project Funding Application Form for selection criteria. The Project Funding Application is separate from the MMP Collection Application submitted by all contributing institutions for each collection. You can find the Collection Application and all other MMP materials at: http://libraries.msl.mt.gov/statewide_projects/montana_memory_project/Getting-Involved
The LSTA Project Funding awards can be used for the following:• Paying a vendor for scanning collection materialsThe library will arrange to have digitization done using a central vendor working with MSL.The LSTA Project Funding awards cannot be used for:• purchasing equipment• paying for an employee's time
Requirements for Project Funding:• Libraries must submit an MMP Collection Application and receive approval from the MMP selection committee with the funding application.• A Project Funding Application must be submitted by December 8, 2017.• The metadata spreadsheet must be filled in with the basic collection information prior to items being shipped to the vendor of digitization.• The project must be shipped to the vendor for digitization no later than March 16, 2018.• All project funds must be expended by September 14, 2018.• At the end of the project, the library will submit a short narrative report detailing the time and funding required for completing the project as well as any challenges or lessons learned. This report is due no later than October 30, 2018.