2020 Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium
About the Event
Since 2015, with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digitizing Hidden Collections program has awarded approximately $4 million annually to archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and other collecting organizations to support the digitization of rare and unique materials holding significance for research, learning, and the public good. In 2020, in cooperation with CLIR’s Digital Library Federation (DLF) program, CLIR will host a two-day event for grant recipients to share lessons from their project work. Recipients’ collective experiences will create opportunities for reflection on the current state and future potential of digitization practice in collecting institutions, including how the digital cultural record can better reflect the diversity of human thought and experience, how law and ethics affect strategies for access, and how technologies and standards can improve discovery and learning.
CLIR is currently seeking nominations for individuals interested in assisting with the planning of the 2020 Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium from January – November, 2020. Self-nominations are encouraged! Committee members will have the opportunity to contribute to up to two areas of planning: program creation, scholarship selection, local arrangements, inclusivity/participant support, and sponsorship. Former Hidden Collections project participants and interested members of the wider community are welcome to participate in planning and to attend the event. The submission form will remain open until February 6, 2020 and notifications for selection to the committee will be made soon after. View the form below for additional details about roles and time commitments.Nominate someone!
Information coming soon.
Join the Program Committee
Nominate yourself or a colleague to help plan the event!
March - April
Submit a Proposal
Apply for a Fellowship
Attend the Symposium
Join us in Baltimore for the event!
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Event proceedings are published (free download)
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