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RE-85-17-0127-17

Wisconsin Library Services
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$227,077.00
City: 
Madison
State: 
WI
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
Program Categories: 
L21-Curating Collections Project

Wisconsin Library Services, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Library and Information Studies and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Information Studies, will implement a program 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, the 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 materials digitized from analog formats, as well as born-digital items.