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University of Maryland, David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans
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College Park
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Museum Grants for African American History and Culture
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The "Driskell Center Digitization Project," will preserve, reformat, digitize, and increase access to the Center's 1,550-object art collection and 150 audio tapes, 90 visual reels, 1,500 photographs, and 3,500 slides, which are a selection of fragile, aging, and discolored objects from the David C. Driskell Papers archival collection. Creating digital files and adding them to the existing records, including a searchable online database, will ensure preservation of the collection records for future generations, increase resources, and enhance accessibility to these unique collections. Through this project, the center will create a professional development training opportunity in digitization procedures for its staff, students, and interns and will produce digitization management policies to sustain the knowledge at the center for future professionals.