This FY 2009 non-competitive, Congressionally-directed grant in the amount of $285,000 was awarded for graduate education on digital archiving in relationship to the 9/11 Living Memorial Project.
Voices of September 11th (VOICES)supports graduate education on digital archiving in relationship to the VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial Project. VOICES is partnering with Southern Connecticut State University, which will implement the educational component of the project. The project will 1) ensure sustainability of the technical needs of the memorial and cultural archive through a graduate-level course and create learning units focusing on exploration of the Living Memorial content while 2) supporting the continued collection and digitizing of content in the VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial.
The educational component will 1) create a graduate level course in development of digital memorial and cultural archives and 2) educate approximately 20-40 graduate and continuing education students, over two semesters, in the theories and techniques needed to plan, create, and sustain these digital archives. When developed, the graduate-level course will provide training that can enable participating citizens and communities or organizations to help record and preserve memories of events and people. The learning modules will provide participating citizens instruction in the purposeful use of such archives, specifically the 9/11 Living Memorial digital archives.