The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to support the project, Assessing and Addressing Digital Readiness for Audiovisual Collections. WiLS is partnering with the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) on this project, which was developed in response to the many requests CAW received from partners for support in managing their digital collections.
This work builds on the Digital Readiness Community of Practice developed by WiLS, Recollection Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Historical Society by adapting it to include digital audiovisual collections. The new survey and documentation will be piloted with twelve CAW partner organizations in four regions: the Midwest, the Southeast, the Southwest, and California. The project will also support a partner-driven Community of Practice – a space in which organizations can support and learn from each other in order to further the mission of becoming better stewards of their collections. When complete, in September 2023, the survey will be made available online for any organization to use.