CCDC 2019: Apply to participate!

Curating Community Digital Collections

We’re now accepting applications from Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies to participate in Year Two of our IMLS-funded Curating Community Digital Collections (CCDC) program. In 2019, CCDC will support a cohort of ten teams. Each team will include a graduate student from the iSchool at UW-Madison or the School of Information Studies at UW-Milwaukee, a professional mentor and a supervisor from the Host Site.

How does it work?
Host Sites selected to participate will work cooperatively with skilled mentors and graduate students, receive digital preservation training from experts in the field, develop and implement digital preservation best practices, policies and workflows and join a larger network of information professionals dedicated to building community around digital preservation work.

Through this project, you have made it possible for our institution to advance years past where we would have been without this experience. — CCDC 2018 participant

CCDC participants are required to attend an immersion workshop in Madison May 21-23, 2019 (expenses paid), supervise an information school graduate student during summer 2019, have a critical mass of born-digital or digitized content that needs preservation treatment, and commit to sustaining digital preservation work beyond summer.

Please note: This is not a digitization program. You must already have digital content to participate. CCDC projects do not support new or continuing scanning or reformatting efforts.

I really enjoyed the immersion workshop and thought it helped not only to prepare for the project, but also to be more aware of what other institutions are doing both in project and digital work in general. — CCDC 2018 participant

How to apply?
Prospective Host Sites are invited to submit a draft application by December 7, 2018. We’ll review your application and provide feedback to strengthen your project pitch. Let us help you apply!

Final Host Site applications are due January 2, 2019 and selected Host Sites will be notified by January 18.

For more information and application instructions, visit CCDC How to Apply. Read more about CCDC 2018 projects and participants on our blog.

Questions? Contact CCDC Program Coordinator Vicki Tobias at