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Comprehensive Digitization and Discoverability Program: CDDP Award Program


The CDDP Task Force focuses primarily on two areas: digitization and discoverability.  We aim to support the digitization of hidden collections, the bringing together of complementary online collections, and the creation of better systems for finding relevant digital collections. Further, CDDP supports training initiatives to ensure that Japan scholars and librarians have the tools necessary to bring their collections to light in ways that provide users with the greatest possible depth of understanding.  We hope to bring to light hidden, academically useful Japan-related materials through digitization, to enable more robust use of these items by Japan scholars worldwide, to promote collaboration nationally and internationally, to foster training in developing digitization projects, and to help build an international infrastructure for digitized Japan-related materials.

In May of 2021, the CDDP Task Force initiated the CDDP Video Series to showcase exemplary digital projects, resources, and the tools used to build them. With the 2020/21 grant from the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO), the series aims to assist scholars and librarians in Japanese Studies to engage with digital scholarship under the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NCC-CDDP Award program provides individuals with an opportunity to share their projects using digitized images related to Japanese Studies with a wider community of Japan specialists and expand resources included in the CDDP Video Series. The award(s) of up to $500 will recognize remarkable contributions to digital scholarship in support of Japanese Studies.

View and Comment on Our CDDP Award Submissions

Applications for the 2021 CDDP Award Program are now closed, and submissions will be on view until November 22, 2021.

Please click the button below to view and provide comments on these wonderful submissions!




If you have any questions, please contact the Co-chairs of the NCC CDDP Task Force:

Toshie Marra (tmarra at berkeley dot edu)

Regan Murphy Kao (reganmk at Stanford dot edu)

Guidelines for Participation in the NCC-CDDP Award Program

Eligible Participants

  • Anyone who is engaged with research and instruction in Japanese Studies can participate in the award program
  • Each participant, either an individual or a group of individuals, may submit one or more video presentation(s) that introduces his/her/their research project (up to 3)
  • CDDP Task Force members may not submit their own video presentations independently or as a representative of the project group

Requirements for Video Presentations

  • Materials presented in the videos must be clear of copyright
  • Narration audio included in the video presentations must be in either English or Japanese ––in both cases clear, easy to understand English captions/subtitles are required
  • Length of each video presentation must be about 10 and no more than 20 minutes

Selection Criteria

  • The award honors remarkable contributions to digital scholarship using digitized images in support of Japanese Studies
  • In keeping with the aim of the CDDP Video Series, videos introducing not just project content but also the tools used to build them will be looked upon favorably
  • Collaborative work (e.g., involving librarians and students) exemplifying creativity and/or innovative scholarship will be highly evaluated
  • Research examples showcasing resource(s) and tool(s) introduced in CDDP Video Series are welcome
  • Videos will also be evaluated on the organization, clarity and visual appeal of the content


  • Submission deadline for video presentations: 10/31/21
  • Public view/comments at NCC’s website: 11/5/21-11/22/21
  • Announcement of the award recipient(s): at the NCC’s 30th Anniversary event in December 2021 (the precise date to be decided later)
  • Grand prize winning video presentation(s) will be published in the CDDP Video Series website: immediately after the announcement of the award recipient(s) is made
  • Award(s) will include a monetary prize of up to $500

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