5 for 5: Conversations on Five Years of Digitizing Hidden Collections took place November 13, 2020.

2020 marks the fifth year of CLIR’s Digitizing Hidden Collections program, and we want to celebrate! With 84 projects completed or in progress, we’re excited to bring together people who know and want to learn more about these collections for a day of conversations.

5 themes for 5 years

Highlighting Funded Projects

Partnerships & Collaborations

Grant Writing & Project Design

Collections in Crisis

Facilitating Access


About the event

On Friday, November 13th, CLIR’s grants team hosted a day of free, curated programming featuring speakers from 20+ funded projects. The event followed the virtual DLF Forum on November 9th and 10th and Digital Preservation on November 12th.

Get updates about our next event, the 2022 Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium, by signing up for the CLIR grants mailing list and following us on Twitter at @clirhc.


Watch the sessions

All videos are available for free. Watch now.



Community notes were available for all sessions.

OSF Slide Repository



Review the full schedule for the 2020 DLF Forum and Affiliated Events.

If you have any questions contact hiddencollections [at] clir.org.