Content, Context, and Capacity (CCC) is a collaborative large-scale manuscripts digitization project undertaken by the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) university libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project began in summer 2011 and with continued funding, renewable annually, will conclude in 2014.
Together, the four university libraries will digitize a total of thirty-eight manuscript collections and archival record groups (creating approximately 400,000 digital objects). The digitized content will be freely accessible on the open web through both Search TRLN and the four university libraries’ websites.
To promote and support educational and scholarly research uses of modern manuscripts and archival resources
To provide a proof of concept for a collaborative approach to large-scale digitization
To develop shared standards and practices
To test interinstitutional workflows for use by the four libraries and other potential partners in future digitization projects
The TRLN university libraries were awarded a $150,000 grant in June 2011. The grant is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division on the Department of Cultural Resources. Funding is renewable annually for two additional years.
Lauren received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009. She gained project management experience through a Special Collections internship at Lafayette College where she spearheaded the effort of a massive overhaul of the library’s disaster plan. In her previous position as the librarian for the Ridley-Lowell Business and Technical Institute in upstate New York, she planned and created an entire library for a new campus, and successfully guided the project through a rigorous accreditation process.
Suzanne Huffman, Digital Production Manager (January 2013-present) (view bio)
Suzanne graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science in 2011. While pursuing her Master’s degree in Library Science, Suzanne worked at UNC’s Digital Production Center in multiple capacities. As a research assistant, she gained relevant experience while working on large-scale digitization projects with the Southern Historical Collection and managed the Ensuring Democracy through Digital Access LSTA-funded grant.