The Immersive Experiences Action Grant is offered by WNYLRC for 2021 to assist members in purchasing digital photography equipment and creating photographic collections of historic or cultural significance to New York State and Western New York. WNYLRC provides and facilitates access to the Empire State Immersive Experiences (ESIE) database containing 360-degree panoramic photographs of historic and significant places. To facilitate members in the creation of their own panorama, we offer the this grant opportunity. Members are eligible for a single grant of up to $750 to purchase a 360-degree camera and associated equipment that they will use to create a panorama project for upload into ESIE.
This grant will run from mid-October 2021 to June 2022. We have up to FOUR slots available for this fiscal year.
The application can be completed either in PDF and submitted by email or submitted directly online using the Wufoo form.
Due date: Ongoing
Online Wufoo application (must be completed in one sitting)
Information about Empire State Immersive Experiences:
Creating Immersive Experiences with ESIE and Archipelago (video presentation)
Empire State Immersive Experiences Project: Capture Reality at Your Library (video presentation)
Institutional state-funded grant programs administered by WNYLRC:
The Regional Bibliographic Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program is a grant from New York State (NYS) which provides approximately $230,000/yr to fund projects that will benefit the region's libraries. The actual funding amount is dependent on the annual NYS budget. This funding allows WNYLRC to support projects, programs, and initatives in Western New York libraries.
CCDA stands for Coordinated Collection Development Aid. This New York State grant provides approximately $161,000 to fund collection development to 16 academic libraries in the Western New York region. (Buffalo State College, Canisius College, Daemen College, D'Youville College, Erie Community College, Genesee Community College, Hilbert College, Jamestown Community College, Medaille College, Niagara County Community College, Niagara University, St. Bonaventure University, State University College at Fredonia, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Trocaire College, and Villa Maria College).