Call for applications: Curating Community Digital Collections

Do you have a digital preservation project on your list of new year’s resolutions? Are you starting to acquire digital materials without a plan to adequately deal with them? Perhaps you already have a few preservation projects in mind but don’t know where to start?

Fear not! Recollection Wisconsin and WiLS are excited to offer a new IMLS-funded program, Curating Community Digital Collections (CCDC), a collaborative initiative to provide information school graduate students with practical experience through summer fieldwork positions working on digital preservation projects at cultural heritage institutions across Wisconsin.

Through a competitive application process, six Wisconsin libraries, archives, historical societies and museums will be selected to host a graduate student from UW-Madison’s iSchool or the UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies in Summer 2018. Students and host organizations will receive training and mentoring in digital preservation and will work together to organize, store and manage digital content.

For more information about the program, or to apply to host a student, please see http://recollectionwisconsin.org/digipres. Host site applications are due February 28. Prospective hosts are encouraged to submit a draft application for feedback before February 2.

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