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 2020-2021 grant from the Toshiba International Foundation (TIFO), the series launched with the intention of assisting scholars and librarians in Japanese Studies to engage with digital scholarship under the special circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the enthusiastic reception of the initial videos, the project has continued to grow even as libraries have opened again. In 2022-2023, it will be funded by the generous donations from the Next Decade Donation Drive. Please see the most recent videos here.
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. This program will also be funded by the Next Decade Donation Drive.
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)
Requirements for Video Presentations