Ask us anything!  Send your questions to cspacegrantopportunity@lyrasis.org

How do we apply?

Guidelines and submission details found here.

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How soon can we apply?

Applications may be submitted from July 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017. All awards will be announced by November 2017.

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What is the project completion deadline?

All projects must be completed by May 31, 2018. Final performance and financial reports must be submitted by June 30, 2018.

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What are some examples of projects that would be eligible for funding?

  1. Several special collections librarians want to use CollectionSpace to catalog collections that reside in different libraries on the same campus. With this grant…
  2. Colleagues working with collections within a School of Fine Arts (art, music, theater, dance) want to move away from FileMaker Pro and into CollectionSpace in order to provide the opportunity for all collections to be managed professionally using museum standards. With this grant…
  3. A cultural heritage service and support agency that already provides technical and infrastructural help to museums, historical societies, artists, and art centers, wants to provide implementation support for CollectionSpace for its constituents. With this grant, the agency will help 3 artists use CollectionSpace to catalog their personal collections.
  4. A community of practice managing a variety of herbaria collections housed in different locations around the country are embarking on a digitization project; curators want to develop shared cataloging practices so that it will be easier to present their collections in a cohesive way online; and collection managers want to use CollectionSpace as their foundational descriptive cataloging and management system. With this grant…
  5. The anthropology museum on campus is using a legacy system to keep track of collections and it’s time to modernize. The curator would like to use CollectionSpace because it is browser based and can be used on a tablet that would allow her to use it outside of the office. This grant will cover the costs of campus IT expertise to assist with the implementation and configuration of the software.
  6. A municipality wants to manage its public art collection with CollectionSpace. It likes that the application is browser based and that they can access their data via APIs so that they can design and build their own front end that will link up with a non-profit that provides walking tours around town. With this grant…
  7. A local history museum wants to use CollectionSpace but doesn’t have access to IT support and would like to work with a registered service provider to configure and install the software for them. With this grant…

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What activities are not eligible for funding?

  • CollectionSpace membership fees
  • Hardware and software
  • Overhead or indirect costs
  • Expenses incurred prior to the awarding of a grant
  • Construction or capital expenses
  • Lobbying or political activity

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What amount of funding can be requested?

Grants of up to $7,500 may be requested for single institutions/collections/departments and up to $25,000 for collaborations among organizations, collections, and/or departments.

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When we will be notified?

After you submit your application, you will receive an email confirmation. After we review your application, you will receive notification indicating whether your grant request has been approved or declined by November 2017.

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Are there service providers available to assist with my project?

A list of registered service providers can be found here. We’re also happy to help work with your IT department, or to provide support to a service provider you’ve worked with before.

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I’m already a member of LYRASIS, do I also need to become a member of CollectionSpace?

Yes, membership in CollectionSpace is separate from your existing LYRASIS membership. More information about CollectionSpace member tiers and fees can be found here.

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