Anchor site: Recollection Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The midwest region of the IMLS-funded Regional Training of Trainers project focuses its work on the audiovisual needs of Wisconsin-based museums, archives, libraries and cultural centers. For this purpose, the anchor site for the Midwest workshops is Recollection Wisconsin, a consortium administered by WiLS (formerly Wisconsin Library Services). Recollection Wisconsin works to bring together digital cultural heritage resources from Wisconsin cultural institutions on their website, which feeds into the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).


Anchor site:

The Nashville Metro Archives at the Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN

The Southeastern United States has a rich history vital to the development of American culture and heritage. It is known for its diverse craft traditions, foodway traditions, its development of musical genres including folk, blues, country; its enormous role in the history of civil rights and as a center for Native American heritage. The region contains hundreds of museums and historical societies known to contain audiovisual collections, and countless other cultural documents are likely to live in community centers and personal collections. The Nashville Metro Archives (NMA) at the Nashville Public Library is serving as the Regional Anchor site for this project. NMA launched its Audiovisual Conservation Center in 2017 to preserve and provide access to it its collection of analog audiovisual material documenting the history and culture of the Southeastern US and beyond. NMA has been home to two previous CAWs, which have had a major impact on the collection and helped to support the founding of the AVCC.

West Coast

Anchor site: California Revealed, California State Library, Sacramento, CA

The west region of the IMLS-funded Regional Training of Trainers project will focus its work on the audiovisual needs of arts and cultural heritage organizations and accidental archives of California, beginning with Northern California —since California is a big state and technical expertise is more available in the Southern California/Los Angeles area. The anchor site for this region is California Revealed, a California State Library initiative that provides free digitization, digital preservation and online access services for archival materials documenting state history. With State Library support, this project potentially could extend beyond the larger Bay Area to Southern California, and support additional workshops in Southern California. California Revealed will serve as liaison to regional partners, building upon its partnership of over 200 libraries, archives, and historical societies across the state.