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Open Your Hidden Collections

Learn more about submitting an Open Your Hidden Collections proposal, including criteria, timeline, the submission form, the Screening Group, and more.


Open Your Hidden Collections

HKS Political Buttons Collection

A Note from Sarah Thomas


Dear colleagues,

One of the objectives of the Harvard Library is to enable effective access to the world of knowledge and data through intuitive discovery, networks of expertise, and global collaborations. An important part of this is making discoverable the valuable resources in collections that are currently inaccessible to our patrons.  

Due to the success of the first call for proposals to uncover hidden collections last year and the successful implementation of the nineteen projects that received funding, we have decided to put out another call for proposals to be awarded funding effective July 1, 2015. . . .


Drafting Your Proposal


Before drafting your proposal, please review the guidelines.


    Submission Form


    The deadline for submitting proposals was April 30, 2015; submissions are now closed. 


      Screening Group


      A seven-person screening group (Karen Beck, Alison Donnelly, Franziska Frey, Tom Hyry, Kathryn Jacob, Lidia Uziel, and Scott Wicks) will preview all applications for eligibility. The eligible proposals will again be made available online for the community’s comments and evaluations. These assessments will be advisory rather than determinative.The screening group, after reviewing the proposals and the evaluations, will prepare a rank ordered list of recommended proposals for consideration by the Vice President for the Harvard Library and the Library Leadership Team. They will then decide which proposals to fund.