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Project AMEEL >> Funding History
   

Department of Education (TICFIA)

The Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Program (TICFIA) is a Title VI grant program within the Department of Education. The program provides grants to project that "address national teaching and research needs in international education and foreign languages by using technologies to access, collect, organize, preserve, and widely disseminate information on world regions and countries other than the United States."

In the grant cycle for 2002-2005,Yale University Library received a grant totaling $450,000 for a cycle of three years for the OACIS project. OACIS (www.library.yale.edu/OACIS) is an online Union List of Middle East serials held in the region and around the world.

In the cycle for 2005-2009, Yale University Library received a grant totaling $750,000 for a cycle of four years beginning in October 2005. AMEEL  (www.library.yale.edu/AMEEL) offers proof of concept and phase one for the beginnings of YUL's digitizing of Arabic journals. For a listing of journals digitized as a result of this grant, please see: http://www.library.yale.edu/ameel/project/ameel_titles_alpha.pdf

In the cycle for 2009-2012, Yale University Library received a grant totaling $650,000 for a cycle of four years beginning in October 2009. Gateway to Gazettes  (www.library.yale.edu/g2g) digitize two valuable resources, the gazettes of independent Syria and British Mandate Palestine for the period 1919-48. These are documents of record in which governments publish their laws and regulations, comprising bills, acts, regulations, decrees, and the like.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The NEH announced a special initiative, called "Recovering Iraq", which supports projects to preserve and document cultural resources in Iraq's archives, libraries, and museums. Projects can also disseminate information relating to the materials and bibliographic records of civilization in Iraq from the earliest times to the present. Projects focus on resources, which, because of their intellectual content and value as cultural artifacts, are considered highly important for research, education, and public programming in the humanities.

Yale University Library received a grant totaling $97,000 for a cycle of two years beginning in January 2006. For a listing of journals digitized as a result of this grant, please see: http://www.library.yale.edu/ameel/project/neh_titles_ar_en.pdf

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) in the United Kingdom

The NEH-JISC program awarded a one-year grant of approximately $240,000 to Yale University Library and the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) to create a virtual gallery of Islamic manuscripts (http://www.library.yale.edu/ysimg/ ), along with an integrated set of full-text digital resources supporting manuscript research including manuscript catalogs and dictionaries in Arabic, Persian, and Western scripts (Latin, German, Spanish, and French). For a listing of selected manuscripts and research materials digitized as a result of this grant, please see: http://www.library.yale.edu/ysimg/project/r_IMG_MSSselected.pdf

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