Curating Community Digital Collections

WiLS (Wisconsin Library Services) and Recollection Wisconsin are partnering with the iSchool at UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee’s School of Information Studies to provide library school students with practical experience in digital stewardship through summer fieldwork positions. By placing students in small and under-resourced memory institutions across Wisconsin, this project will also increase the capacity of small libraries and cultural heritage organizations to curate their digital collections. Over two years, 16 students and 10-16 host institutions will receive training and mentoring in digital stewardship and will work together to manage, preserve and provide access to digital content.

This initiative is supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. For more information, read the final grant proposal submitted to IMLS.

Stay tuned — application information for students and host institutions will be available in early 2018!