With the support of the Luce Foundation, the ATLA Cooperative Digital
Resources Initiative provides a freely available, web-searchable,
central repository of digital resources contributed by participating
libraries. CDRI enables member libraries both to create digital
resources and to benefit from the digital projects of other libraries.
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Phase Four recipients
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Note: Submission deadlines have passed. Information related to
grants remain on this site for historical purposes only.
Phase Four Eligibility and Parameters
- Phase Four proposals will be accepted in September 2004. Projects
that focus on visual material with application to teaching and
learning in the classroom will be received most favorably.
- Grants will be awarded only to institutions that are both ATLA
institutional members and accredited members of ATS.
- Grants made to individual institutions or consortia will be in the
range of $1,500 to $10,000.
- The distributed funds can be used to defray the cost of equipment,
additional staff, or out-sourced work, but should not be used to
cover institutional overhead or salary replacement (though these
costs may be included in the grant proposal to indicate an
institution's contribution to the project.)
- Cooperative and consortial proposals are encouraged.
- The ATLA Digital Standards and Project Committee is particularly
interested in assisting smaller institutions to develop workable
proposals. Please feel free to contact us regarding project ideas.
- Recipients of Phase One, Two, or Three grants are welcome to
submit proposals for new projects or for continuing the project
initiated in the earlier phases.
- Participants must be willing to contribute archival and use copies
of the created digital objects to the ATLA central repository, but
are also free to use the digital objects locally in any way that
they may wish.
- Participants must be willing to agree to the following statement
relating to copyright: " The Cooperative Digital Resource
Initiative (CDRI) database is copyright 2003 by the American
Theological Library Association (ATLA) and may not be reproduced in
whole in or in part without the express permission of ATLA. This
database was created for use in teaching and research and it is to
this end that the individual images and other digital objects in the
CDRI database have been made available by the contributing
institutions. In any published use of the images, the following
credit must be included: "Images of (description/name of item)
courtesy of _ (contributing) _ Library and
the American Theological Library Association." High definition
archival versions of most images and other digital objects in the
CDRI database are on deposit with ATLA. To place a request to obtain
copies of the archival objects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending upon the circumstances of the request, use of the archival
objects may require permission and/or a modest processing fee."
for Evaluation of Projects
proposals will be evaluated by the ATLA Digital Standards and Projects
Committee according to the following criteria:
- Will the
content provided by the project benefit teaching and research in the
wider academic community?
- Is the
material suitable for digitization? Is it physically sturdy enough
to be processed without damage? Does current technology
support digital capture at a suitable level for the use of the
- Does the
copyright status of the material allow it to be displayed in a
publicly available forum?
digitization permit significant advantages for the material in terms
of accessibility, usefulness, preservation, or other criteria?
delivered by projects will include both the digital objects and related
metadata. All projects must meet the minimum technical standards.
Metadata will be submitted via a web-based template provided by ATLA.
The Digital Standards and Projects Committee is committed to assisting
participants in understanding and implementing the required standards.
Note: Submission deadlines have passed. Information related to grants
remain on this site for historical purposes only.
any member of the ATLA Digital Standards and Projects Committee if you
have questions: Cameron Campbell,
Duane Harbin, Martha
Smalley, and Charles Willard.