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Echo 2 worked to build on the efforts of Echo 1. Beginning in July 2005, week-long, intensive workshops for fifteen participants who plan to create online projects in the history of science, technology, and industry.

The Internet Archive and the Zotero Project propose a collaborative project to build a structured archival and access environment for the aggregated materials of thousands of scholars. The project would offer a critical back-end extension to the Zotero research platform to provide permanent archiving and personalized file and project materials management. The platform would create a "Zotero Commons"--publicly shared items from the community of scholars--as well as a more circumscribed 'group'…

Through initiatives such as optional fee-based cloud storage through the recently formed Corporation for Digital Scholarship, a non-profit established to underwrite Zotero’s continuing
costs, the project has made major progress with respect to sustainability within the bounds of existing grant funding. Nonetheless, a critical challenge to Zotero’s long-term sustainability remains its exclusive tethering to the Firefox browser. We therefore propose a staged project to decouple Zotero from…

Although we are excited about our progress on Firefox Scholar 1.0, it was only intended as a pilot—one that would not work with all the major research collections and one focused on libraries in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Moreover, as originally formulated, Firefox Scholar was essentially a personal silo for information. Recently, however, we have grown increasingly convinced that this development is really only a
first step toward the real promise of Firefox Scholar—the truly…

Teachinghistory.org, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, was designed to help K–12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom.

Echo 1 engaged in cultivating on-line archival practices among well-defined audiences and enabling popular engagement in the recent history of science and technology through web-based interactivity. Proposal for the creation of Echo- with a three-part strategy: critical assessment, institutionalization and aggregation, and outreach and education.

The Hurricane Digital Memory Bank (HDMB) seeks, first, to collect and preserve digital evidence of the devastating Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005—Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. The purpose of the grant is to continue the work started in October 2005 with an officer’s grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This grant expands on the pilot version, to further develop and disseminate the practice of collecting and preserving the past online, offering guidance, tools, and approaches to be used in…

Grant proposes to continue the work started at by Theodore Crackel and his team at East Stroudsburg State University in 1994. The purpose and goal is to make available some 50,000 War Department documents that have been recovered through a multi-year search of hundreds of repositories and to make this archive accessible online and free.

Continues work on the Papers of the War Department 1784-1800 project. Grant proposal requests 3 additional years of funding to further the migration of files and data to the CHNM campus and completion of the electronic architecture.

Proposal to create an open source transcription tool to enable researchers to access handwritten historical documents.
To be used with Papers of the War Department, 1784-1800 and a few other test sites.
(Budget Justification documents have been redacted)
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