2020 Digitizing Hidden Collections Symposium

Date: November 11-12, following the 2020 Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum
Location: The Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD

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. Attendance will be open to the public.


Key Dates


  • Feb. 7

    Join the Program Committee

  • March - April

    Submit a Proposal

    Deadline (extended): May 11

  • May

    Apply for a Fellowship

  • Nov. 11-12

    Attend the Symposium

    Join us in Baltimore for the event!

  • Early 2021

    Read the Proceedings

    Event proceedings are published (free download)

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Contact hiddencollections [at] clir.org with questions about the symposium.