Mailing List Message #114850
From: Cliff Lynch <>
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Subject: Funded Research Opportunities at Library of Congress on Computing Cultural Heritage In The Cloud
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 13:23:01 -0400
I wanted to share this very interesting call for proposals from the Library of Congress  with the CNI community. I hope that at some point in future we'll be able to have a report on this work at a CNI meeting.

Clifford Lynch
Director, CNI


LC Labs is excited to share the following opportunity to fund four researchers to work with Library digital collections at scale

Apply for funds to do big data research with Library of Congress materials by November 30th at noon eastern time! The Library of Congress has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) LCCIO20D0112 to find and recruit researchers as part of Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud, a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Library is seeking to award contracts to four researchers for experiments working with Library data at scale. Proposed budgets should not exceed $77,500. These experiments will take place between May 1, 2021 and January 31, 2022. See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Interested Researchers <> for more information. See the full posting at <>.

The Library will host two online sessions to share information about this opportunity and answer questions about the Announcement. These sessions (known as Industry Days) will be held on 10/28/2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time and 10/29/2020 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time on Webex. Please email by 10/26/2020 at noon EDT to register.

Through experimentation, research, and collaboration, LC Labs works to realize the Library's vision that "all Americans are connected to the Library of Congress" by enabling the Library's Digital Strategy. LC Labs is home to the Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Program; has nurtured experiments in machine learning and the use of collections as data; and incubated the Library's popular crowdsourced transcription program By the People. Learn more and subscribe to our monthly newsletter at <>.
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