CLIR Announces 2019 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives Awards

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the award of more than $4.1 million to fund 18 projects for 2019 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. Fifty-eight institutions located in seventeen U.S. states and Canada will be involved in the projects, which cover subjects ranging from natural history and biodiversity to indigenous history, public media, and modern art. This is the first year in which an awarded project includes Canadian partner institutions.

See the full list of projects and summaries at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/funded-projects/.

This is the fifth group of projects supported by the Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program, which is generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Digitizing Hidden Collections program, successor to the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program, supports the creation of digital representations of unique content of high scholarly significance that will be discoverable and usable as elements of a coherent national collection.

CLIR will begin accepting applications for a new Digitizing Hidden Collections cycle in late January 2020. Information about the application will be posted at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/ when available.

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

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Feature image: Augochlora pura mosieri, courtesy of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Insect Collection.