Grant products: Report (78)
Query elapsed time: 0.797 sec

If you would like these results in a UTF-8 CSV file suitable for importing into Excel, download and unzip the NEH_GrantProducts.zip file elsewhere on this site. More NEH datasets are available from the datasets landing page.

Space Improvements Plan Report for University Museums at Old College and Mechanical Hall
Grant details: PF-50028-10
Title: Space Improvements Plan Report for University Museums at Old College and Mechanical Hall
Author: Watson and Henry and Associates; Wendy Jessup and Associats
Abstract: Resulting from an NEH funded review of art storage spaces in Old College and Mechanical Hall, this report provides recommendations for the most efficient use of spaces, and the best possible conditions for collections preservation.
Date: 08/26/2011


Collection Survey
Grant details: PA-51545-06
Title: Collection Survey
Title: Historic Maps & Atlases Collection Assessment report
Author: Walter Newman
Abstract: On October 25 - 26, 2006, Walter Newman, Director of Paper Conservation at the Northeast Document Conservation Center and the author of this report, visited the New Hampshire State Library to examine the collection of maps and atlases. Janet Eklund, Administrator of Library Operations, guided the visit. The maps and atlases were identified as a priority during the preservation survey performed by Millie O’Connell in 2002–3. The purpose of the present survey was two-fold: 1) to examine all the maps and atlases and incorporate their condition into the database, assigning them a priority for conservation treatment, and 2) to make recommendations for measures that can be taken in-house to improve the preservation of the map and atlas collection as a whole. The data pertaining to the first goal were turned in at the conclusion of the visit. The latter goal depends heavily on improving storage conditions for these materials.
Date: 10/25/2006
Date: 11/30/2008


Preservation Survey Report for NH State Library
Grant details: PA-24333-02
Title: Preservation Survey Report for NH State Library
Author: Millie O'Connell
Abstract: The building and collections of the State Library of New Hampshire (NHSL) in Concord, NH, were surveyed for preservation planning purposes by the writer of this report, Millie O’Connell, Preservation Consultant to Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA. Conducted on December 16 & 17, 2002, the survey was carried out with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). While the primary focus of the survey was the special collections, much information in this report can also be applied to the remainder of the Library's research collections. The special collections of the NHSL contain a wealth of materials that document important people, places, and events in New Hampshire history, some of them unique, rare, or otherwise valuable. They include historical State documents, NH imprints, archives and manuscripts, musical scores, medical and scientific studies, NH town and family histories, maps, photographs, and artwork.
Date: 12/17/2002


Survey Report on pre-1830 bound imprints at the NH State Library
Grant details: PG-50766-10
Title: Survey Report on pre-1830 bound imprints at the NH State Library
Author: Debra Wender
Abstract: Ms. Wender spent four days in November 2010 examining approximately 550 monographs, pamphlets, and serials. The goal of the survey was to assess the physical and chemical stability of bound materials in the collections and to make recommendations for the preservation and conservation of individual objects as well as for the bound collection as a whole.The volumes examined were selected from two discreet collections and included early New Hampshire imprints and volumes in the Library’s Rare Book Collection. Materials in the two collections were transferred to the Library from other collections, acquired by gift, or purchased. The majority of volumes examined are monographs or pamphlets, but a few serials, government documents, a record book and several documents were examined as well.
Date: 02/04/2011


Report of Examination of Paintings at New London County Historical Society
Grant details: PG-50928-10
Title: Report of Examination of Paintings at New London County Historical Society
Author: Gay Myers
Author: Lance Mayer
Author: Lance Mayer and Gay Myers
Abstract: On March 22-23, 2010, Lance Mayer and Gay Myers conducted a survey of the collection of paintings at the New London County Historical Society. They examined and wrote a separate report for every oil painting, including recommendations for conservation treatment and a prioritization of the conservation needs of each painting. Also included were estimates of the costs of treatments, valid for the year of the examinations. The principal work of the project has been providing the individual examination reports for each painting. However, the report also included brief generalizations about the condition of the collection as a whole and recommendations for storage and display.
Date: 2010/04/30


Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan: Schmidt Library, York College of PA
Grant details: PG-50886-10
Title: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Plan: Schmidt Library, York College of PA
Author: Thomas F.R. Clareson
Abstract: This plan covers emergency and disaster preparedness situations and what library staff should do in the event of the varying types of situations.
Date: 11/07/2011


Notes from the Regional and National Scholars Meeting
Grant details: GE-50288-10
Title: Notes from the Regional and National Scholars Meeting
Author: Patricia Wakida
Abstract: The Museum coordinated a stimulating, multi-perspective conversation among the national and regional scholars and staff to present the developing exhibition framework and facilitate discussions exploring the violations of civil liberties and injustices imposed upon Japanese Americans during World War II.
Date: 04/09/11


"The Digital Humanities Viewed From Indian Country" (White Paper for NEH ODH)
Grant details: HD-50776-09
Title: "The Digital Humanities Viewed From Indian Country" (White Paper for NEH ODH)
Author: Timothy B. Powell
Abstract: Wrote about challenges faced during the period of NEH ODH grant. More specifically, focused on the digital divide that makes it difficult for Native American communities to obtain grants in digital humanities and problems with broad band access in Indian Country. Also wrote about need to raise consciousness concerning the lack of cultural diversity in digital humanities
Date: 4/1/2010


"Gibagadinamaagoom: An Ojibwe Digital Archive"
Grant details: HD-50776-09
Title: "Gibagadinamaagoom: An Ojibwe Digital Archive"
Author: Timothy B. Powell
Abstract: A white paper for the NEH ODH recounting the activities during the grant period-- a conference at Minnesota Historical Society, dissemination of information, building partnerships between Penn Museum, American Philosophical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, White Earth Tribal and Community College, Leech Lake Tribal and Community College, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Date: 4/1/2010
Primary URL: https://ojibwearchive.sas.upenn.edu/
Primary URL Description: Gibagadinamaagoom: An Ojibwe Digital Archive is a website edited by Timothy B. Powell that contains materials related to Ojibwe culture from Penn Museum, Minnesota Historical Society, American Philosophical Society, National Archives, videos of Ojibwe wisdom keepers, etc. The site also has been developed with the assistance of 2 NEH HITCU grants awarded to White Earth Tribal and Community College and Leech Lake Tribal College.


Carnegie Hall Audiovisual Collection Assessment and Recommendations
Grant details: PG-50815-10
Title: Carnegie Hall Audiovisual Collection Assessment and Recommendations
Author: AudioVisual Preservation Solutions (AVPS)
Abstract: This report is a comprehensive assessment of the audio-visual collections currently held in Carnegie Hall's Archives. The assessment isthe first step toward developing a plan for preserving this vital collection, which includes audio and video recordings of thousands of concerts that have taken place at Carnegie Hall, television broadcasts of performances, and master tapes of Carnegie Hall’s music education programs. Much of this collection is in danger of becoming unusable because of obsolete formats and unusable media.
Date: 7/1/2010
Primary URL: http://www.avpreserve.com
Primary URL Description: Website of AVPS, a consulting firm that provides resources needed by content caretakers to preserve, access, and distribute their audiovisual assets.


Meet the Earthworks Builders
Grant details: HD-51348-11
Title: Meet the Earthworks Builders
Author: Michelle Aubrecht
Abstract: cited by the Horizon Project Navigator (in beta). It appears in the 2012 Horizon Report. It links to our project development blog.
Date: 2/26/2012
Primary URL: http://navigator.nmc.org/projects
Primary URL Description: This section of Navigator is the entryway to the extensive listings of vetted projects exploring uses of emerging technologies contained in the Horizon Project data set — easily the largest database of its kind in the world. Multiple avenues and tools are provided for searching — a sophisticated map interface, keywords, regions, technology, and much more. Multiple search terms are permitted, but keep in mind that the more search criteria used, the smaller the resultant set will be. To submit a new project to the data set, click on the Contribute Content link below.
Secondary URL: http://navigator.nmc.org/projects?filters=0%20+%20im_cck_field_nav_primary_focus:494&search=
Secondary URL Description: Meet the Earthworks Builders, tagged with game-based learning, higher education sector


Preservation Planning Study Weber State University
Grant details: PG-51564-12
Title: Preservation Planning Study Weber State University
Author: Randy Silverman
Abstract: This is a preservation assessment conducted of the building, storage room, and historical materials at Weber State University Stewart Library Special Collections and University Archives.
Date: 02/01/2012
Primary URL: http://http://library.weber.edu/asc/speccoll/PreservationAssessment.cfm
Primary URL Description: This is the link to the preservation assessment.
Access Model: Open access


Knowevo and Gravebook: Tracking the History of Knowledge
Grant details: HD-51128-10
Title: Knowevo and Gravebook: Tracking the History of Knowledge
Author: A. Gabrovski
Abstract: This thesis develops a framework for observing the evolution of various aspects of human knowledge over time. The framework uses several editions of Encyclopedia Bri- tannica, as well as Wikipedia, to build a database for human knowledge corresponding to several time periods. The framework matches the same articles and topics across the different time periods and ranks them using various NLP and network analysis techniques. The data from Encyclopedia Britannica has been merged with Wikipedia to form a Gravebook - a website allowing scholars to query certain topics or articles and observe how the importance of the queried item evolved over time in terms of importance and content.
Date: 05/23/2012


Pride and Passion Exhibit Report
Grant details: LT-50065-09
Title: Pride and Passion Exhibit Report
Author: Janet Johnson
Author: Chad Kahl
Abstract: Pride and Passion Exhibit Report
Date: 05/12/2012
Primary URL: http://library.illinoisstate.edu/pride-passion/PridePassionFinalReport.pdf


The Edfu Pyramid Project
Grant details: RZ-51147-10
Title: The Edfu Pyramid Project
Author: Gregory Marouard
Author: Hratch Papazian
Abstract: This is the first report about the rescue work at the small step pyramid south of Edfu.
Date: 12/01/2011
Primary URL: http://oi.uchicago.edu/pdf/nn213.pdf
Access Model: Open access


Tell Edfu 2010 Season
Grant details: RZ-51147-10
Title: Tell Edfu 2010 Season
Author: Nadine Moeller
Abstract: This is a preliminary report about the results of the 2010 season at Tell Edfu.
Date: 09/01/2011
Primary URL: http://oi.uchicago.edu/pdf/ar/11-20/10-11/10_11_Tell_Edfu.pdf
Access Model: open access


Escaping History: The Story of a Fugitive Slave, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and Becoming Free in Antebellum Massachusetts
Grant details: RQ-50471-10
Title: Escaping History: The Story of a Fugitive Slave, the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and Becoming Free in Antebellum Massachusetts
Author: Tatiana Schlossberg
Abstract: g
Date: 4/2/2012
Access Model: Senior Essay, History Department, Yale University (unpublished)


HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Formative Evaluation of Web Programs
Grant details: GI-50074-09
Title: HHV - Montgomery Place American Arcadia - Formative Evaluation of Web Programs
Author: Catherine H. Harris
Abstract: This report presents the findings from formative evaluation implemented in conjunction with an NEH-funded initiative at Historic Hudson Valley. This April-July 2011 evaluation project focused on two American Arcadia web program prototypes (while the additional eight were in development): Violetta Delafield and Sawkill Creek. With a fundamental desire to garner feedback from the intended audience, on topics ranging from navigability to content, the following goals were used: - Inform the preliminary design process through the participation of intended users - Test program effectiveness in terms of navigability and ease of use - Determine comprehension (not content, but level of repetition and connections) - Assess the viability of the text and images - Open a dialogue about user assumptions (that may guide this project, or future implementation) - Provide insight on overall satisfaction
Date: 08/01/2011


General Preservation Needs Assessment Survey
Grant details: PG-51767-12
Title: General Preservation Needs Assessment Survey
Author: Elisa L. Redman
Abstract: The report consists of four parts: Executive Summary, Institutional Profile, Observations List, and photograph pages.
Date: 3/15/2012


AN ASSESSMENT OF COLLECTIONS STORAGE NEEDS FOR THE WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION & MUSEUM
Grant details: PG-51585-12
Title: AN ASSESSMENT OF COLLECTIONS STORAGE NEEDS FOR THE WOODSTOCK ARTISTS ASSOCIATION & MUSEUM
Author: Conservators of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preserv
Abstract: This report is the result of an assessment of the storage needs at the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum (WAAM), one of the five museums in the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium (Collections Consortium) by two conservators from the Natural Heritage Trust/New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Bureau of Historic Sites/Peebles Island Resource Center (OPRHP) in July 2012. The goal of this assessment was to help WAAM improve current storage and further plans for its participation in a shared, regional collections storage facility and study center proposed by the Hudson Valley Visual Art Collections Consortium. This report gives recommendations for WAAM to help plan collections storage space in the proposed facility.
Date: 07/01/2013
Primary URL: http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1101793785598-400/WAAM+Storage+Assessment+Report.pdf


Conference Report
Grant details: RZ-51468-12
Title: Conference Report
Author: Jack Zupko
Author: Gyula Klima
Abstract: Report about the conference to be published in the 'Bulletin de philosophie médiévale' of the SIEPM (http://www.siepm.uni-freiburg.de/index.php/about-siepm9/publications.html)
Date: 09/30/2013
Primary URL: http://www.siepm.uni-freiburg.de/index.php/about-siepm9/publications.html
Primary URL Description: SIEPM web site publications page
Secondary URL: http://www.brepols.net/Pages/BrowseBySeries.aspx?TreeSeries=BPM
Secondary URL Description: Brepols Publishers' web site
Access Model: subscription only
ISBN: ISSN 0068-4023


Findings Report: Rosen House Archives
Grant details: PG-51235-11
Title: Findings Report: Rosen House Archives
Author: Winthrop + Germain
Abstract: The report provides the following: 1. a description of the size, location of Caramoor's archival holdings and proposed Series and Record Group Structure for the collection 2. a description of the current intellectual control of the Archives' collection and extant finding aids 3. information regarding the physical condition of the overall collection, including storage of material, environmental controls, and prospective shelving options for the Theremin Collection 4. suggested policies regarding management of the collection 5. suggested budget for archival supplies 6. recommended funding sources for future management of the collection
Date: 09/01/2011
Access Model: by request only


Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-up Phase
Grant details: HK-50022-12
Title: Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host Institution Support beyond the Start-up Phase
Author: Sarah Pickle
Author: Nancy L. Maron
Abstract: As more and more scholars experiment with building digital humanities (DH) resources, how are their host institutions approaching the challenge of supporting these diverse projects over time? In this study, Ithaka S+R explores the different models colleges and universities have adopted to support DH outputs on their campuses. This final report, Sustaining the Digital Humanities: Host-Institution Support beyond the Start-Up Phase, and the accompanying Sustainability Implementation Toolkit, are intended to guide faculty, campus administrators, librarians, and directors of support units as they seek solutions for their institutions.
Date: 06/18/2014
Primary URL: http://www.sr.ithaka.org/research-publications/sustaining-digital-humanities
Primary URL Description: Landing page for Sustaining the Digital Humanities (final report and toolkit)
Secondary URL: http://www.sr.ithaka.org/sites/default/files/SR_Supporting_Digital_Humanities_20140618f.pdf
Secondary URL Description: FINAL REPORT: Sustaining the Digital Humanities
Access Model: Both the report and toolkit are freely available on the Ithaka S+R website


Archivist's Report
Grant details: PW-51478-13
Title: Archivist's Report
Author: Diane Ryan, ARIT-American Board Project Archivist
Abstract: Interim and final reports on the work of the archivist during her four months of work, July-August 2013 and November-December 2013. The reports describe the tools developed and form the basis for planning future projects.
Date: 12/31/2013
Access Model: internal report


GE-50679-12 Front End Evaluation Report for Chinese Jade Exhibition
Grant details: GE-50679-12
Title: GE-50679-12 Front End Evaluation Report for Chinese Jade Exhibition
Author: Marcella Hughes
Abstract: A primary purpose of the NEH planning grant was to evaluate the potential appeal of an exhibition exploring Chinese jade. We therefore engaged consultant Marcella Wells to organize focus groups in three cities, Kansas City, Salem, Mass, and San Francisco. This is the full report of her findings.
Date: 9/30/2013


Award to Winterthur's Sustainable Preservation Environment project
Grant details: PF-50265-12
Title: Award to Winterthur's Sustainable Preservation Environment project
Author: Lois Olcott Price
Abstract: Installation of new web-based HVAC management, monitoring and control system to improve collection environment and save energy received an award from the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers .
Date: 3/19/2015


Envisioning the Future of Computational Media: The Final Report of the Media Systems Project
Grant details: HC-50011-12
Title: Envisioning the Future of Computational Media: The Final Report of the Media Systems Project
Author: Noah Wardrip-Fruin
Author: Michael Mateas
Abstract: Envisioning the Future of Computational Media begins by describing a rapidly-growing interdisciplinary research field: computational media. This field brings together people knowledgeable about the arts, the humanities, and the sciences -- particularly computer science, but also the social sciences -- to pursue questions that could only arise, and only be answered, through interdisciplinary research. Envisioning the Future of Computational Media then goes on to describe some of the remarkable opportunities and persistent challenges that face the field. The opportunities include ongoing growth of economic and cultural impact, powerful approaches for addressing national priorities, and the potential for establishing new centers for education and research. The challenges include the need for basic and applied interdisciplinary research, the need for more interdisciplinary practitioners and greater diversity, the need for deeper, more accessible collections of computational media artifacts, and others. In order to seize the opportunities, and address the accompanying challenges, Envisioning the Future of Computational Media describes 12 field-shaping recommendations, with concrete examples of potential interventions. These recommendations -- along with the field description, opportunities, and challenges -- are synthesized from a national convening of diverse field experts, along with more than a year of follow-up conversation and research (made possible by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, Microsoft Studios, and Microsoft Research).
Date: 3/21/2014
Primary URL: https://mediasystems.soe.ucsc.edu/report
Primary URL Description: Media Systems project site
Secondary URL: http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/9z95w96h
Secondary URL Description: University of California digital repository
Access Model: Open access


2013 Survey of Enrollments in Languages Other Than English
Grant details: ED-50387-13
Title: 2013 Survey of Enrollments in Languages Other Than English
Author: David Goldberg, Dennis Looney, and Natalia Lusin
Abstract: The language interests of students in US colleges and universities are continuing to diversify, according to a comprehensive new report, Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, Fall 2013, released by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA). While total enrollments in languages other than English decreased since the MLA’s last survey in 2009, several languages saw increasing enrollments, and particularly growth in enrollments in advanced language classes. The MLA report is the longest-running comprehensive analysis of the study of languages other than English at US colleges and universities; this is the twenty-third survey in the series. The report includes undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in fall 2013 for 2,616 AA-, BA-, MA-, and PhD-granting colleges and universities in the United States. Partial funding for the report came from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Security Educational Program. Total language enrollments on US college campuses decreased by 6.7% between 2009 and 2013. But some languages—Korean, American Sign Language (ASL), Portuguese, and Chinese—showed higher enrollments. The sharpest percentage increase was in Korean enrollments, which rose at every institutional level between 2009 and 2013: 27.6% in two-year institutions, 45.3% in four-year institutions, and 86.6% in graduate programs. This growth in 2013 follows increases of 18.2% between 2006 and 2009 and 37.1% between 2002 and 2006. American Sign Language continued to experience strong growth, showing an increase of 19.0% in total enrollments, and was the language with the third most enrollments, displacing German, now fourth. Also up were enrollments in Portuguese (10.1%) and Chinese (2.0%).
Date: 02/28/2015
Primary URL: http://www.mla.org/enrollments_surveys


Seeing: final report for EMDA
Grant details: HT-50067-12
Title: Seeing: final report for EMDA
Author: Robin Camille Davis
Abstract: A participant's final presentation given July 26, 2013 at Early Modern Digital Agendas, a summer research institute funded by NEH at the Folger Institute in Washington, D.C. These final reports were given after three weeks of high-level discussion centering on digital aspects of early modern scholarship. There was also a steady stream of tweets throughout the institute; reading through these gives a good sense of the depth of discussion and sense of community (as evidenced by the continued use of the hashtag!).
Date: 7/26/2013
Primary URL: http://www.robincamille.com/presentations/emda/


Augmented Reality for Cultural Institutions (whitepaper) -
Grant details: HD-50995-10
Title: Augmented Reality for Cultural Institutions (whitepaper) -
Author: Deborah Boyer and Andrew Thompson
Abstract: In spring 2010, the Philadelphia Department of Records (DOR), an Azavea client, was awarded an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant to research the use of mobile augmented reality technology in displaying a large database of historic photographs. They partnered with Azavea to conduct the research and create a prototype smartphone application (iPhone and Android) that enables users to view historic images as overlays on the current landscape. In creating the application, we drew from the huge collection of nearly 93,000 images available on PhillyHistory.org, a previous project we created with DOR. But how to actually make it happen? We approached application development with many questions. Is augmented reality (AR) a useful method for showing the history of Philadelphia and helping users to see the connections between the past and the present? Is AR technology advanced enough to make this type of application possible? Are smartphone networks fast enough? Is the phone able to pinpoint a user’s location accurately enough to load images of that location even in a crowded urban setting? For the answers to these questions and many more, check out our research results in our "Implementing Mobile Augmented reality Technology for Viewing Historic Images" white paper.
Date: 04/01/10
Primary URL: http://www.azavea.com/research/company-research/augmented-reality/
Access Model: open access


William Paterson University Galleries Conservation Condition Assessment
Grant details: PG-52257-14
Title: William Paterson University Galleries Conservation Condition Assessment
Author: Linda Nieuwenhuizen
Abstract: Through a Preservation Assistance for Smaller Institutions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, conservator Linda Nieuwenhuizen conducted several site visits and performed extensive research. Her resulting 52-page report identifies outstanding conservation issues in the collection and the current collection storage/display and provides the basis for a long-term plan for collection care.
Date: 11/10/14
Access Model: upon request


Occom Circle Assessment Report
Grant details: RQ-50470-10
Title: Occom Circle Assessment Report
Author: Peter Carini
Abstract: In September 2014, we asked four users (one Dartmouth undergraduate student, one recent Dartmouth graduate, and two researchers working in the field and in digital humanities) to evaluate the website. Peter Carini (co-PI) and John Cocklin of the Library Assessment Committee developed the assessment questions after polling the Occom Project Team Membership for ideas. The assessment focused heavily on the database side of the site since the text side of the site had not been developed out sufficiently to assess at the time the questions were devised. The full report is in the Appendix, with my comments.
Date: 9/29/14
Access Model: included in appendix


Archaeological Excavations at Wingos Quarter (44BE0298) Forest, Virginia. Results from the 2000-2012 Seasons
Grant details: RZ-51154-10
Title: Archaeological Excavations at Wingos Quarter (44BE0298) Forest, Virginia. Results from the 2000-2012 Seasons
Author: Barbara J. Heath
Author: Eleanor E. Breen
Author: Andrew Wilkins
Author: Crystal Ptacek
Abstract: Excavations at Wingo’s began as part of a larger study of slavery at Poplar Forest, a late 18th-century piedmont Virginia plantation. Archaeological excavations at Poplar Forest preceded the Wingo’s project includes work at the Quarter and North Hill quarters; within and around a standing brick house that served as a late antebellum slave quarter; and within a group of dependencies associated with the early 19th-century mansion built for Thomas Jefferson’s retirement. Additional excavations southeast of the mansion in areas known as Sites A and B have subsequently provided additional information about slavery on the property. Work at Wingo’s began with small-scale testing in 2000 and 2001. From 2007 to 2012, more intensive research was undertaken at the site, with funding from the National Foundation for the Humanities from 2010 to 2012. Research focused on the creation and maintenance of domestic spaces by the enslaved; practices relating to foodways; and the ways in which enslaved people engaged with the informal and formal consumer economies. In order to address the materiality of slavery, the research team adopted a multi-scalar approach that captured information useful for reconstructing macro-features such as yards, more limited features such as subfloor pits, and the micro-scale evidence of burned seeds, wood charcoal, small faunal remains, and artifacts vital for addressing foodways and economic practices. This report presents a detailed summary and interpretations of research findings.
Date: 12/30/2015
Primary URL: http://web.utk.edu/~bheath2/#
Access Model: open access


Social Sciences in the Arab World Forms of Presence 2015
Grant details: RA-228502-15
Title: Social Sciences in the Arab World Forms of Presence 2015
Author: Mohammed Bamyeh
Abstract: The first report’s objective is to monitor the presence of social sciences in the different academic and public spheres in the Arab world. This includes universities, research centers, scholarly and cultural periodicals, civil society, and public media. Therefore, the report presents a general survey of the presence of social sciences and evaluates the abilities and characteristics of their disciplines in the region, with an eye to the significant transformations Arab societies have lately witnessed. The report aims to serve as both a practical and theoretical tool for parties interested in the support of social sciences and their development in the Arab world, including social science scholars, officials from research centers, universities, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), sponsors of social research and development, and all intellectual and cultural actors interested in the role of the social sciences in the public domain.
Date: 01/01/2015
Primary URL: http://www.theacss.org/uploads/English-ASSR-2016.pdf
Primary URL Description: The Arab Social Science Monitor
Access Model: Open access


Humanities at the Crossroads Update and Indiana Case Study Executive Summary Brochure
Grant details: ED-50367-11
Title: Humanities at the Crossroads Update and Indiana Case Study Executive Summary Brochure
Author: John K. Roth
Author: Elizabeth Lynn
Author: Keira Amstutz
Abstract: The “Humanities at the Crossroads” project, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, has attracted national attention, although not in the conventional ways, such as articles, books, interviews, and the like. The core of the project focused on a detailed mapping of the “ecology” of the humanities in the state of Indiana. This work was carried out by Indiana Humanities, the state humanities council in that state. The report and the brochure on this project have been widely disseminated to the state and territorial humanities councils, all of which receive significant funding from NEH. The Indiana Humanities initiative has also been discussed at the National Humanities Conference, an annual event organized and sponsored by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Presently, explorations are under way, with encouragement from the Kettering Foundation, to extend the life of “Humanities at the Crossroads” through support of humanities mapping, similar to what was done in Indiana, in a variety of states and under the auspices of state councils. The payoff from “Humanities at the Crossroads” is turning out to be a clearer picture of how and where the humanities are actually practiced in the states. Among other things, these studies explore how work done in college and university humanities programs can be linked to the “public humanities” in mutually advantageous ways.
Date: 5/5/2015
Primary URL: http://indianahumanities.org/programs/humanities-at-the-crossroads
Primary URL Description: Indiana Humanities


Report on the Excavations of Potato Hill, May-June 2015
Grant details: RZ-51674-14
Title: Report on the Excavations of Potato Hill, May-June 2015
Author: C. Lorin Brace VI
Author: John F. Cherry
Author: Krysta Ryzewski
Abstract: Unpublished report submitted to the Montserrat National Trust
Date: 06/18/2015
Access Model: open access


University Library Self-Study, 2008-2013
Grant details: CH-50656-09
Title: University Library Self-Study, 2008-2013
Author: Ruth Kifer
Abstract: University Library Self Study and Plans for the Future
Date: 12/1/2013
Primary URL: http://library.sjsu.edu/files/documents/ULB-sjsu_5y_review-2008-2013.pdf
Access Model: web


"Text Mining WWI-era Connecticut Newspaper Stories with Graph Theory and Beyond"
Grant details: PJ-50116-13
Title: "Text Mining WWI-era Connecticut Newspaper Stories with Graph Theory and Beyond"
Author: Roger Bilisoly
Abstract: A professor from the Central Connecticut State University math department, with a special data mining project, used newspapers digitized by us to demonstrate methods, alerting other researchers to the rich data trove available in Chronicling America. He recently provided a summary of his results to CDNP.
Date: 03/22/2017
Primary URL: http://ctdigitalnewspaperproject.org/2017/03/ccsu-professor-uses-digitized-newspapers-for-data-mining-research/
Primary URL Description: Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project website
Access Model: open access


How I Changed Over Time: A webservice to summarize TimeMaps based on SimHashed HTML content
Grant details: HAA-256368-17
Title: How I Changed Over Time: A webservice to summarize TimeMaps based on SimHashed HTML content
Author: Maheedhar Gunnam
Abstract: With the increase in the dynamic nature of the web, often the content of a web page grows, changes, and might be shrunk. And with these pages being archived numerous times, they serve as the digital history for those changes that are long gone from the live page. But visualizing over these numerous different archived copies, or mementos, with the intention of perceiving the major changes over time is nearly impossible, as the memento count can be very high. In case of cnn.com, the web page has been archived 188,966? ?times?. This TimeMap summarization tool referenced throughout this paper as ‘tmvis’, facilitates visualization of these changes by analyzing all mementos in a TimeMap and picking the most unique mementos, which best describe the major changes in a webpage. A web service with a user friendly interface and command line tools are also provided for this tool.
Date: 05/04/2018
Primary URL: http://www.cs.odu.edu/~mweigle/papers/gunnam-ms-proj-18.pdf
Primary URL Description: Masters' Project report, Old Dominion University, May 2018
Access Model: open access


Promising Practices in Humanities PhD Professional Development: Lessons Learned from the 2016-2017 Next Generation Humanities PhD Consortium
Grant details: ZZ-253123-16
Title: Promising Practices in Humanities PhD Professional Development: Lessons Learned from the 2016-2017 Next Generation Humanities PhD Consortium
Author: Maureen Terese McCarthy
Abstract: Written to help guide applicants to NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD grants, as well as any campus team interested in pursuing the goals of the Next Gen program. Part I, Lessons Learned, summarizes the common features of Next Gen projects and outlines some of the challenges and promising solutions employed by grantee universities in pursuit of the larger goals of the grant program. Part II, Emerging Strategies, offers suggestions for additional considerations that might be included in the design of Next Gen programs. Please note that Promising Practices does not constitute evaluation criteria for the selection of 2018 grantees; rather, this document is intended to help institutions understand what practices have been most successful for past grantees, and identify ideas and approaches that are appropriate to their campuses.
Date: 09/01/2017
Primary URL: https://cgsnet.org/publication-pdf/5049/NEH_NextGen_LessonsLearned.pdf
Primary URL Description: PDF of the report
Secondary URL: https://cgsnet.org/promising-practices-humanities-phd-professional-development-lessons-learned-2016-2017-next
Secondary URL Description: Page on the CGS website linking to the report PDF.
Access Model: open access


Review of Prior Work in Humanities PhD Professional Development
Grant details: ZZ-253123-16
Title: Review of Prior Work in Humanities PhD Professional Development
Author: Maureen Terese McCarthy
Abstract: A review of the reform efforts and scholarship relevant to humanities professional development. This report will be useful to any campus team interested in pursuing the goals of the Next Gen program and any researcher interested in the history of this work.
Date: 09/01/2017
Primary URL: https://cgsnet.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/NEH_NextGen_PriorWork.pdf
Primary URL Description: PDF of report
Access Model: open access


Clarifying NEH guidelines for Third-Party Match of grant funds
Grant details: ZZ-253123-16
Title: Clarifying NEH guidelines for Third-Party Match of grant funds
Author: Council of Graduate Schools
Abstract: Written to help guide applicants to NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD grants to clarify NEH's Third Party Match guidelines.
Date: 09/01/2017
Primary URL: https://cgsnet.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/NEH_NextGen_ThirdPartyMatch.pdf
Primary URL Description: PDF of report
Access Model: open access


Excavaciones en el Sitio de Carrizales (LA-057), Temporada 2014 (Informe Técnico)
Grant details: RZ-51748-14
Title: Excavaciones en el Sitio de Carrizales (LA-057), Temporada 2014 (Informe Técnico)
Author: VanValkenburgh, Parker
Author: Torres Mora, Rocio
Abstract: n/a
Date: 3/1/2015
Access Model: n/a


Excavaciones en el Sitio de Carrizales (LA-057), Temporada 2015 (Informe Técnico). Ministerio Nacional de Cultura (Peru).
Grant details: RZ-51748-14
Title: Excavaciones en el Sitio de Carrizales (LA-057), Temporada 2015 (Informe Técnico). Ministerio Nacional de Cultura (Peru).
Author: VanValkenburgh, Parker
Author: Zevallos Castañeda, Daniela
Abstract: n/a
Date: 3/1/2016
Access Model: n/a


Proyecto Arqueológico Zaña Colonial, Trabajos de Laboratorio 2016 (Informe Técnico). Ministerio Nacional de Cultura (Peru).
Grant details: RZ-51748-14
Title: Proyecto Arqueológico Zaña Colonial, Trabajos de Laboratorio 2016 (Informe Técnico). Ministerio Nacional de Cultura (Peru).
Author: VanValkenburgh, Parker
Author: Zevallos Castañeda, Daniela
Abstract: n/a
Date: 3/1/2017
Access Model: n/a
ISBN: 2017


UCO Melton Legacy Collection: Assessment of Conservation Treatment Needs
Grant details: PG-258298-18
Title: UCO Melton Legacy Collection: Assessment of Conservation Treatment Needs
Author: Shikoh Shiraiwa, Nicole Willard
Abstract: Final performance report for the NEH Preservation Assistance Grant.
Date: 04/01/2019
Access Model: PDF File (Upon request)


Kerkenes News 2016-2017 – Kerkenes Haberler 2016-2017
Grant details: HAA-256218-17
Title: Kerkenes News 2016-2017 – Kerkenes Haberler 2016-2017
Author: Scott Branting
Author: Joseph W. Lehner
Author: Sevil Baltali-Tirpan
Author: Dominique Langis-Barsetti
Author: Tuna Kalayci
Author: Yasemin Özarslan
Author: Nilüfer Yöney
Author: Burak Asiliskender
Author: John M. Marston
Author: Sarah R. Graff
Author: Lucas Proctor
Author: Noël Siver
Author: Soran Avcil
Author: Tomasz Wazny
Author: Canan Çakirlar Oddens
Abstract: This report in both English and Turkish summarizes work at Kerkenes in 2016 and 2017. It includes on pages 13-15 a brief summary of the initial vision for the collaborative DATCH Project.
Date: 7/15/2018
Primary URL: https://sciences.ucf.edu/anthropology/kerkenes/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2018/11/KerkNews2016-2017.pdf
Access Model: Available for free download and limited print copies
ISBN: ISSN:1302-0749


American Creed Community Conversation Wrap Up Report
Grant details: GW-259383-18
Title: American Creed Community Conversation Wrap Up Report
Author: WTTW Chicago
Abstract: This report delivered to Citizen Film from WTTW Chicago contains American Creed's PBS broadcast information including an executive summary, station relations, audience research, presenting station services, notable press coverage, ratings, and carriage data.
Date: 01/24/19
Primary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yj8bzd7vjykaht9/American%20Creed%20Wrap%20Up%20Report.pdf?dl=0
Primary URL Description: This URL is a dropbox download link to a .pdf file of the report.
Access Model: Available between project partners


New Academic Programs Take a Worldly View
Grant details: AKB-260426-18
Title: New Academic Programs Take a Worldly View
Author: Katie Fike
Abstract: This PittWire article published by University of Pittsburgh Communications publicizes the "Water in Central Eurasia" project among Pitt faculty and students.
Date: 08/31/2018
Primary URL: http://https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/new-academic-programs-take-worldly-view
Access Model: Open Access


2018 Excavations at the Epipalaeolithic Site of Kharaneh IV
Grant details: RZ-255635-17
Title: 2018 Excavations at the Epipalaeolithic Site of Kharaneh IV
Author: Danielle A. Macdonald
Author: Lisa A. Maher
Abstract: From June 9-July 12 2018, the Epipalaeolithic Foragers of Azraq Project (EFAP), University of California, Berkeley and University of Tulsa, conducted excavations at the Epipalaeolithic site of Kharaneh IV. The 2018 excavation at Kharaneh IV is the seventh field season at the site, focused on exploring the nature of prehistoric (Late Pleistocene) occupation of Kharaneh IV. During this season we completed excavation on an Early Epipalaeolithic hut structure (Structure 2) discovered in the 2010 season. The goal of the 2018 excavation season was to fully excavate Structure 2 to understand the distribution of artifacts with the structure and the relationship between the structure and the surrounding deposits. This year’s excavations have prepared us for targeting specific new areas for work, namely continuing to excavate several hut features during future field seasons.
Date: 7/30/2018
Access Model: Subscription Only


Scholars Report (narrative)
Grant details: PW-259115-18
Title: Scholars Report (narrative)
Author: Firth Haring Fabend
Author: David William Voorhees
Abstract: A narrative assessment of the four partner institutions' collections as part of the Historic Dcuments of New Paltz project. The archival collections of Historic Huguenot Street (HHS), Town of New Paltz, the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection/Elting Library [HHHC], and the Reformed Church of New Paltz provide a unique window into American society and culture during three centuries.
Date: 12-27-2019


Scholar Assessment Rating Sheets
Grant details: PW-259115-18
Title: Scholar Assessment Rating Sheets
Author: Firth Haring Fabend
Author: David William Voorhees
Abstract: Spreadsheets listing collections of the four partners with ratings based upon relevance to 1) under-represented groups, 2) research interest/quality, and 3) relative uniqueness.
Date: 03/31/2019


Preservation Arts - Treatment Report
Grant details: PG-263521-19
Title: Preservation Arts - Treatment Report
Author: Rowan Geiger
Abstract: Detailed documentation of conservation of Ned Kahn's Wind House project.
Date: 6.11.2019


Preservation Assesement of the Object Collection at the Medford Historical Society and Museum LAB #OB-2659
Grant details: PG-258399-18
Title: Preservation Assesement of the Object Collection at the Medford Historical Society and Museum LAB #OB-2659
Author: Helene Gillette-Woodard
Abstract: The report is a general preservation assessment of the object collection at the Medford Historical Society and Museum. It includes analysis and recommendations regarding inventory, security, and the care and condition of artifacts. Recommendations include environmental (temperature and humidity), pest identification and control, housekeeping, proper storage, control of dust and dirt pollution, preparation for a major building renovation project, mold remediation, control of light levels, and cost-conscious rehousing of artifacts.
Date: 12/4/2018
Access Model: This document is for internal use only.


Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment
Grant details: PG-258399-18
Title: Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment
Author: Sean Ferguson
Abstract: This report addressed Organizational Issues, Collection Management and Preservation Planning, the Building and Environment, Collection Storage and Handling, Conservation, Digitization, Exhibition Practices, and Preparation for Building Renovation. The report also provided a summary of recommendations, a methodology ("Implementation Matrix") for prioritizing activities, and a comprehensive list of additional resources.
Date: 12/14/18
Access Model: This document is for internal use only.


ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT of THE SARGENT HOUSE MUSEUM GLOUCESTER, MA
Grant details: PG-263563-19
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT of THE SARGENT HOUSE MUSEUM GLOUCESTER, MA
Author: Ernest Conrad
Abstract: This report presents observations of the present environmental conditions of the collections at the Sargent House Museum and provides recommendations for climate control improvements for these collections housed within the building.
Date: 6/3/2019
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HMzCha4fStBfHzhvamvN7iFnBtbFtubyXaH0wmLJFRA
Primary URL Description: A Google doc file.
Access Model: The report is on a Google Team drive and individuals can ask for access to it. The report is also attached in this Progress Report.


All the Appalachian Trails Design Document
Grant details: MD-263786-19
Title: All the Appalachian Trails Design Document
Author: Mills Kelly
Author: Abigail Mullen
Abstract: The Appalachian Trail is the United States’ most iconic long-distance hiking trail, but its history is not widely known by the people who use it. All the Appalachian Trails is an interactive website that explicates the Appalachian Trail’s nearly 100-year history through an investigation of the changes in the trail’s route over time. Using historical maps and primary sources, users will be able to see different trail routes and discover a more complex understanding of the history of the trail and the ways in which the trail informs the larger history of the 20th-century United States. Users will be able to follow links from a large interactive map to primary sources, to digital exhibits about topics of interest to hikers and trail workers, to scholarly essays about the AT’s place in the history of the United States. The website is intended for a broad public audience, especially people with a personal connection to the trail, either through hiking or maintaining the trail.
Date: 05/31/19
Access Model: Submitted to NEH


Vaihoho and kananuk: the metrical structure of two forms of sung poetry from the island of Timor [unpublished report submitted to the PARADISEC Archive of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Grant details: FA-252317-17
Title: Vaihoho and kananuk: the metrical structure of two forms of sung poetry from the island of Timor [unpublished report submitted to the PARADISEC Archive of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Author: Philip Yampolsky
Abstract: Since 2011 I have been documenting and researching rural singing in oral trad ition in the bi-national island of Timor.1 I have worked mainly with two ethnolinguistic groups: the Southern Tetun,2 who live (a) in the southern mountains (foho) and south coastal plain (fehan) in Kabupaten Malaka on the Indonesian side of the international border, and (b) and in the adjacent Munisipiu Covalima on the Timor-Leste side; and the Fataluku, who live at the far eastern tip of the island, in Munisipiu Lautem. In their singing, both groups use complex, unwritten systems for incorporating pre-existing poems into a repertoire of melodies that are independent of the poems. (That is, the poems are not fixed to specific melodies.) The Fataluku poems are called vaihoho, while a common term for the Tetun poems is kananuk (also knananuk and aiknanuk). Vaihoho and kananuk have different metrical structures, and the systems for setting them to melodies are different in detail, though similar in principle. These singing traditions are practiced now only by the elderly, and they are likely to die out in the next decades. My ethnomusicological aim is first of all to document them in recordings while documentation is still possible. But beyond that it is to comprehend the traditions as formal structures and as systems of knowledge and practice.
Date: 03/20/2019


Humanities-Based Programming for Veterans: Report on a University-Community Partnership
Grant details: AV-260657-18
Title: Humanities-Based Programming for Veterans: Report on a University-Community Partnership
Author: Jessica L. Adler
Author: Brahim Almarales
Abstract: This is the final project report for War and Healing: A Century of Veterans’ Reintegration, a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded reading and discussion program for veterans, which took place in Miami, Florida in 2018-2019. It provides information about how the program was executed, as well as a summary of “lessons learned.” It is intended to be of use to humanists aiming to oversee partnerships with veterans’ organizations and local arts/cultural organizations. We provide an overview of War and Healing, including its structure and goals, as well as a description of the organizations and individuals who oversaw and supported it. We also provide information about program “outcomes” based on surveys with facilitators and participants. The Conclusion offers takeaway points regarding the implementation of humanities-focused and collaborative educational programs.
Date: 09/15/19
Primary URL: http://historyofhealth.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WarHealingFinalRptFINAL3.pdf


Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment: University Archives & Special Collections, Joseph P. Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston
Grant details: PG-258335-18
Title: Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment: University Archives & Special Collections, Joseph P. Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston
Author: Sean Ferguson
Abstract: Final report of Preservation Needs Assessment undertaken by the Northeast Document Conservation Center for University Archives & Special Collections, Joseph P. Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston.
Date: 01/09/2019
Primary URL: http://blogs.umb.edu/archives/files/2019/09/uasc-preservation-assessment-final-20190110.pdf


Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment.
Grant details: PG-258370-18
Title: Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment.
Author: Geller, Becky
Author: Harrell, Fraces
Abstract: The report is based on the assessment of paper-based, audiovisual, and photographic materials housed at South Dakota State University Hilton M. Briggs Library Archives & Special Collections were for preservation planning purposes by Becky Geller and Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialists for the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA on June 27th, 2018. The assessment evaluated the buildings and environments as they relate to the preservation needs of the materials; examined current policies, storage, and handling procedures; and assessed the general condition of materials. Observations and recommendations are based on a pre-site visit questionnaire, a full-day site visit, and discussions with Michele Christian, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian.
Date: 12/10/2018
Access Model: The report is available for viewing in the South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections reading room in the Hilton M. Briggs Library.


South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections Preservation Plan.
Grant details: PG-258370-18
Title: South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections Preservation Plan.
Author: Christian, Michele
Abstract: The Preservation Plan is based upon implementation of recommendations from the Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment done by Becky Geller and Frances Harrell, Preservation Specialists for the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) in Andover, MA on June 27th, 2018. The plan includes that outlines steps and timelines for implementing the recommendations from the assessment. The plan addresses the pressing matters of controlling temperature and humidity, preserving audiovisual materials and digital files, and creation of policies and procedures that are in line with standard preservation practices. The plan also focuses on storage needs of fragile materials, such as large buffalo robes, rare books, and oversized documents. The plan will direct the preservation activities of the A&SC for the next five years and will result improved care of South Dakota State University's historical materials.
Date: 6/25/2019
Access Model: The plan is available for viewing in the South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections reading room in the Hilton M. Briggs Library.


NEH Condition Survey Report: James Reed Print Collection, Fairfield University Art Museum.
Grant details: PG-263555-19
Title: NEH Condition Survey Report: James Reed Print Collection, Fairfield University Art Museum.
Author: Sarah Dove
Abstract: This report confirmed the medium and technique of each print in the Fairfield University Art Museum's James Reed Print Collection.The report stated the condition of each print, advised on how each work should be stored, recommended conservation treatment if necessary, and identified a few works whose condition is so poor, that conservation is contraindicated, and deaccessioning is the most prudent course.
Date: 3/18/2019
Access Model: for internal use only


NEDCC Consultation Report
Grant details: PG-263487-19
Title: NEDCC Consultation Report
Author: Ann Marie Willer
Abstract: This is a 25 page report from the NEDCC that discusses the current state as well as future steps to take with OSV's collections regarding mold.
Date: 3/25/19
Access Model: Internal only (currently)


Native Language Immersion Initiative: These are our Stories
Grant details: ZZ-258560-17
Title: Native Language Immersion Initiative: These are our Stories
Author: First Nations Development Institute
Abstract: Report on Years One and Two Outcomes of the Native Language Immersion Initiative project.
Date: 10/01/2019
Primary URL: https://www.firstnations.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NLII-report-Oct-2019-for-web.pdf
Primary URL Description: PDF Version of "Native Language Immersion Initiative: These are our Stories".
Access Model: Open Access


Humanities-Based Programming for Veterans: Report on a University-Community Partnership
Grant details: AV-260657-18
Title: Humanities-Based Programming for Veterans: Report on a University-Community Partnership
Author: Jessica L. Adler
Author: Brahim Almarales
Abstract: This is the final project report for War and Healing: A Century of Veterans’ Reintegration, a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded reading and discussion program for veterans, which took place in Miami, Florida in 2018-2019. It provides information about how the program was executed, as well as a summary of “lessons learned.” It is intended to be of use to humanists aiming to oversee partnerships with veterans’ organizations and local arts/cultural organizations. We provide an overview of War and Healing, including its structure and goals, as well as a description of the organizations and individuals who oversaw and supported it. We also provide information about program “outcomes” based on surveys with facilitators and participants. The Conclusion offers takeaway points regarding the implementation of humanities- focused and collaborative educational programs.
Date: 10/30/2019
Primary URL: http://historyofhealth.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/WarHealingFinalRptFINAL3.pdf


Eastern Shore Public Library Preservation Site Reort
Grant details: PG-263398-19
Title: Eastern Shore Public Library Preservation Site Reort
Author: Leigh A. Grinstead, LYRASIS, 1438 W. Peachtree Street NW, Atlantic GA 30309
Abstract: The NEH PAG project goals were to hire a consultant to conduct a preservation needs assessment of the local history and archives collection to: 1. Assess existing ESPL archival collections 2. Create a preservation plan that includes planning priorities and access to the collection, and 3. Trains ESPL and members of the Eastern Shore of Virginia (ESVA) Museum Network to learn best practices for care and handling of materials. A report was generated as a result of a one-day workshop and study by the consultant resulting in many near-term recommendations to move forward with collections care at the current library. However, from the consultant's perspective, the move to a new facility in Parksley will be absolutely critical for the long-term care and preservation and access of the collections.
Date: 06/27/2019


Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment
Grant details: PG-258343-18
Title: Report of a Preservation Needs Assessment
Author: Danielle Spalenka, Preservation Specialist for the Northeast Document Conservation Center
Abstract: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) provided a detailed preservation needs assessment for the Knoxville Jewish Archives, based on a site visit, outlining strengths and weaknesses in areas of a) collection management and preservation planning, b) building and environment, c) collections storage and handling, and d) conservation, reformatting, and exhibition of the Archives’ holdings. The report provided information on best practices in these areas, and recommended actions to be taken to preserve this cultural heritage, broken into short-, medium- and long-term priorities. Appendices included an implementation matrix, resources for additional information and contact information for vendors, and a sample five-year preservation plan.
Date: 10/10/2018
Primary URL: N/A
Primary URL Description: N/A
Secondary URL: N/A
Secondary URL Description: N/A
Access Model: N/A
ISBN: N/A


Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey Needs Assessment Report
Grant details: PG-258550-18
Title: Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey Needs Assessment Report
Author: Dyani Feige of the Conservation Center for Arts and Artifacts
Abstract: The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey received a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for a Preservation Grant for Smaller Institutions. The society commissioned Dyani Feige of the Conservation Center for Arts and Artifacts. Ms. Feige traveled from the Philadelphia headquarters to our location to examine the collection in May 2018. She submitted a report several months later. The 59 page report offers a thorough evaluation of our collection and housing and also made recommendations for necessary projects in the future.
Date: 05/19/2018


Treasury of Lives Guidelines & Style Sheet
Grant details: PW-259060-18
Title: Treasury of Lives Guidelines & Style Sheet
Author: Alexander Gardner
Author: Tenzin Dickyi
Author: Catherine Tsuji
Abstract: The Treasury of Lives revised Guidelines & Style Sheet describes the standards required for biographical essays that are published on the resource. Intended primarily for contributing authors, these expanded guidelines provide detail on formatting, style, content, sources, licensing, workflow and change management.
Date: 10/31/2019
Primary URL: https://treasuryoflives.org/uploads/standards_documents/226e0-Treasury-of-Lives-Guidelines-&-Style-Sheet.pdf
Primary URL Description: Active link to PDF file of Guidelines & Style Sheet is accessible from the RESOURCES page (easy navigation from RESOURCES on main menu).
Access Model: Open Access


The Treasury of Lives Phonetic Principles
Grant details: PW-259060-18
Title: The Treasury of Lives Phonetic Principles
Author: Alexander Gardner
Abstract: The expanded and revised Treasury of Lives Phonetic Principles and Transliteration document provides information on the system used to transliterate Tibetan words. A chard of equivalents and examples and exceptions are provided, along with explanatory text.
Date: 10/31/2019
Primary URL: https://treasuryoflives.org/uploads/standards_documents/4abb8-Treasury-of-Lives-Phonetics.pdf
Primary URL Description: The Treasury of Live Phonetic Principles document is accessible from the RESOURCES page (easy navigation from RESOURCE menu item on all site pages.
Access Model: Open Access


Final Financial Report (appendices)
Grant details: PW-253708-17
Title: Final Financial Report (appendices)
Author: Price, Rachel
Abstract: Additional documents related to the final financial report.
Date: 01/31/2020
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_xJ6wFnokiYMlBNT1NmMUV4ZExZcTZqcDBrX20yWFBXNFI0
Primary URL Description: Link to document in MIPoPS Google Drive.
Secondary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_xJ6wFnokiYTWRXSnFoUlNRVS1PQmtjMnVVVXVrMy1KVXdr
Secondary URL Description: Link to document in MIPoPS Google Drive.
Access Model: Tax forms/financial summary


PBCore Handbook
Grant details: PR-253384-17
Title: PBCore Handbook
Author: Rebecca Fraimow
Abstract: The PBCore Handbook compiles most of the documentation about PBCore available on this website into a downloadable PDF format. Because the documentation covers many topics, we’ve provided separate downloadable files for each section, as well as a fully compiled version.
Date: 10/30/2019
Primary URL: http://pbcore.org/handbook
Access Model: Open Access


Expert consultant report by Dr. Uju Anya
Grant details: AC-264174-19
Title: Expert consultant report by Dr. Uju Anya
Author: Dr. Anya
Abstract: This report was conducted by Dr. Uju Anya, expert consultant on the project. In year 1, Dr. Anya visited both FIU and FMU to evaluate our programs. Specifically, she evaluated Dr. Baralt's teacher-training program at FIU, as well as the Spanish language program, and also the Spanish language program at Florida Memorial University. She interviewed administrators, teachers, and students, observed our classes, and was given our curricula materials.
Date: 5/23/2019
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1h2bdMChB7QEHYWdcgjMCzuZ6QybMuO1G
Access Model: N/A - this was an internal report given to Dr. Baralt to be used to improve the program.


Lakeland Common Heritage Digitization Event Workflow
Grant details: PY-263763-19
Title: Lakeland Common Heritage Digitization Event Workflow
Author: Katrina Fenlon, Trevor Munoz, Stephanie Sapienza, Mary Corbin Sies
Abstract: This report documents the original workflow process developed by the Lakeland Digital Archive Team to organize and staff public community digitization events. It describes the five work stations for the event--intake station, imaging stations, accession interview and metadata intake station, post-processing station, and exit and rehousing station. The document also includes scripts for intake and accession interviews and diagrams to capture the workflow processes.
Date: 10/20/2019
Access Model: Subscription only at present


Review of Aslı Çavuşoğlu: The Place of Stone exhibition, New Museum, New York
Grant details: RA-50103-11
Title: Review of Aslı Çavuşoğlu: The Place of Stone exhibition, New Museum, New York
Author: Jennifer M.S. Stager
Abstract: Review appeared in ASAP J, the open-access platform of ASAP Journal, on January 8, 2019.
Date: 01/08/19
Primary URL: http://asapjournal.com/asli-cavusoglu-the-place-of-stone-jennifer-stager/
Primary URL Description: This URL leads directly to the review on the ASAP J website.
Access Model: Open access


“WE MAY HAVE PROFITABLE COMMERCE AND TRADE TOGETHER”: AN ANALYSIS OF 17TH-CENTURY CERAMICS IN PLYMOUTH COLONY
Grant details: PW-259002-18
Title: “WE MAY HAVE PROFITABLE COMMERCE AND TRADE TOGETHER”: AN ANALYSIS OF 17TH-CENTURY CERAMICS IN PLYMOUTH COLONY
Author: Elizabeth G. Tarulis
Abstract: This thesis analyzes the formation of early English colonial trade networks through an examination of three Plymouth Colony sites. Although Plymouth Colony has been studied extensively by both historians and archaeologists, materials from the original settlement have only recently been identified by University of Massachusetts, Boston archaeologists at Burial Hill in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. This thesis compares the 17th-century ceramics from Burial Hill (1620-c. 1660) to two homesteads established later by Plymouth colonists, the Alden First Home Site and the Allerton/Prence/Cushman Site. A minimum number of vessels (MNV) was established for each site and the country of origin was established for each vessel to determine the origin of consumer goods, specifically ceramics, in Plymouth Colony. These vessels were then divided up into “English” and “foreign” categories, and a chi-square analysis was conducted to determine whether the composition of ceramics was significantly different at Burial Hill than at the later two sites. By comparing a site that likely pre-dates the implementation of most of the Navigation Acts (1651, 1660) to two sites that continue decades after their passage, it is possible to determine whether there was a significant effect on Plymouth’s trade. The results of this analysis demonstrate that the difference between Burial Hill, the Alden First Home Site, and the Allerton/Prence/Cushman Site with respect to proportions of English to Foreign vessels is not statistically significant. This suggests that the percentage of foreign vessels did not significantly change over time. In addition, there were more English and foreign ware types found at the later sites than at Burial Hill. Combined with documentary evidence, this indicates that the Plymouth colonists were skirting regulations and establishing their own personal and intercolonial trade networks, even as the English government tried to limit them.
Date: 4/30/2020
Primary URL: https://www.umb.edu/library
Primary URL Description: UMass Boston library
Access Model: Open Access MA thesis


Visualizing Webpage Changes Over Time
Grant details: HAA-256368-17
Title: Visualizing Webpage Changes Over Time
Author: Michele C. Weigle
Author: Abigail Mabe
Author: Dhruv Patel
Author: Maheedhar Gunnam
Author: Surbhi Shankar
Author: Mat Kelly
Author: Sawood Alam
Author: Michael L. Nelson
Abstract: We report on the development of TMVis, a web service to provide visualizations of how individual webpages have changed over time. We leverage past research on summarizing collections of webpages with thumbnail-sized screenshots and on choosing a small number of representative past archived webpages from a large collection. We offer four visualizations: image grid, image slider, timeline, and animated GIF. Embed codes for the image grid and image slider can be produced to include these on separate webpages. The animated GIF can be downloaded as an image file for the same purpose. This tool can be used to allow scholars from various disciplines, as well as the general public, to explore the temporal nature of web archives. We hope that these visualizations will just be the beginning and will provide a starting point for others to expand these types of offerings for users of web archives.
Date: 06/02/2020
Primary URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.02487
Primary URL Description: ArXiv tech report
Access Model: open access


Collections Needs Assessment for the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
Grant details: PG-263532-19
Title: Collections Needs Assessment for the Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana
Author: Pat Roath
Abstract: The Preservation Assessment of Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana intended to build the museum's capacity to care for its collections, thereby preserving history the local Confederated Salish, Kootenai and Pend d'Orielle Tribal Nations and many other Native Nations and peoples represented in the collection. This illuminates relationships among all cultures in the region and a chapter in United States and Tribal Nation history. This also solidifies the museum's mission to conserve the history and cultures of what is now the State of Montana. The recommendations from this report stem directly from site visits conducted in the spring of 2019. The report outlines a long-range prevention conservation plan.
Date: 10/17/2019
Primary URL: http://www.ninepipesmuseum.org/news/neh-collections-needs-assessment/
Primary URL Description: Link to final report document on Ninepipes Museum of Early Montana website. Collection Needs Assessment.
Access Model: Organization's Website, public access


Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department Museum Storage Assessment
Grant details: PG-266645-19
Title: Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department Museum Storage Assessment
Author: Donald Cumberland
Abstract: This Museum Storage Assessment (MSA) was developed by museum consultant Donald Cumberland under Purchase Order 47694 issued by the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department (FCPRD). Funding for the assessment was provided by a Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions by The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Museum consultant Donald Cumberland visited two collection storage sites in Fauquier County, Virginia on January 21, 2020 in coordination with Park Manager/Curator Todd Bonshire of the Gold Mining Camp Museum at Monroe Park. The site visits were for the purpose of discussing with staff (Todd Bonshire and Artifact Inventory Project Manager Jeanne Brunk) collection storage objectives, examining department collections, and evaluating current collection storage spaces and conditions.
Date: 06/30/2020
Access Model: Print and By Request
ISBN: N/A