CHNC’s Text Correction Champions

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is an outstanding resource for researchers and genealogists to learn about the daily activities of our Colorado history, and learn about the people who have contributed to making Colorado what it is today.  Currently at over 1,400,000 pages of historic newspaper content, the CHNC provides a window into the […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: Historical Publications from the State of Colorado

You may not realize that one of the State Library’s own divisions is a treasure trove of historical information on Colorado. The State Publications Library was founded in 1980 to ensure the accessibility of all state government publications in perpetuity. The library’s collection includes publications from every state agency, dating from Territorial days to the […]

The Digital Learning Edge

DIGITAL TOOLS – STUDENT DATA PRIVACY – STUDENT ONLINE SECURITY Script for: The Digital Learning Edge:  Tools, Privacy, Security Digital Learning Tools Resources CDE Data Privacy & Security Department   We must prepare our students for the un-imagined future by providing opportunities to fail, adapt, and persevere. As the future continually unfolds, they must be […]

Upping your Engagement – Getting More From the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Colorado has an interesting and colorful history. Whether you are interested in our mining past, railroad development and growth, livestock activity, agriculture, historic tourism, or tumultuous politics, we have lived it all and recorded it in our newspapers. From the issues that affect us on a national and international level, to the information about the […]

CHNC Reaches Millionth Page Milestone

Growth of Database Causes Great Excitement.  New Titles Added – More Counties Represented. DENVER COLORADO.  August 13, 2017 — Although careful planning and hard work have brought them to this place, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) Team rejoiced as they added the one millionth digitized page of historic Colorado newspaper content to their free […]

Small Grants Available for Digitization and Preservation

Each year two Colorado granting agencies, Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) and the Colorado Historic Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), offer small grants that fund a wide variety of digital projects, but each program allows for the submission of digitization and preservation projects.  Many institutions have been awarded grant funds for the digitization of historic newspapers. […]

Digital Collections Planning Group, Meeting Notes, August 2016

The Digital Collections Planning Group met on August 1, 2016.  The following areas were discussed: Updates from previous meeting MPLA/CALCON16: Information about the DPLA and our hub efforts will be shared at the Colorado State library booth at the MPLA/CAL Conference being held in Loveland, October 20 – 22nd.  A few representatives from the DCPG […]

Digital Collections Planning Group, Meeting Notes, June 2016

The Digital Collections Planning Group (DCPG) met on June 15, 2016. (Learn more about this group) The group discussed following: Updates from previous meeting Prior to submitting a DPLA Hub application the group is required to meet with DPLA staff.  The group will be meeting with Emily Gore, DPLA Director of Content on September 27, 2016 to […]

Digital Collections Planning Group Meeting Notes, May 2016

The Digital Collections Planning Group (DCPG) met for the first time on May 2, 2016. (Learn more about this group) The group initiated conversation in the following areas: Structure of Colorado Wyoming Service Hub While there in no one-size-fits-all-states service hub model for the DPLA, there are many things that can be learned from and […]

Colorado Wyoming Digital Collections Planning Group: Overview

Libraries, archives and museums all hold pieces of Colorado and Wyoming’s rich cultural history. Both states have a long history of sharing these stories with a wide audience through their digital collections.  It is the goal of the Digital Collections Planning Group (DCPG) to share these collections together on a national platform. On November 13, […]

Spotlight on Sharing: CVL Shares!

We’ve had a lot of new visitors to Colorado Virtual Library lately. If this is your first visit, welcome! We hope you keep coming back to read new and interesting content. CVL is the product of contributions by many members of the Colorado State Library, and even though we all have different specialties, one thing […]

Techie Thomas Jefferson Resources

Thanks to Casey Veatch, CSL’s Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist, for collecting and annotating these resources. In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, here are some digital resources for the historian in all of us. Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration This AMAZING video project uses the “product placement” of primary sources into a remake of One Republic’s hit single, […]

New News for Lake County!

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) will be adding additional Lake County content during the next few months.  This new content is brought to you by the Lake County Public Library who is adding a total of 70,000 pages of the Herald Democrat (Leadville) from 1900 to 1919.  The years 1900 to 1908 have been […]

Free online resources

The web abounds with resources for learning, productivity, and sharing. Here are some of our favorite free online tools—this is by no means an exhaustive list, but everyone from the beginner to the seasoned pro will find something to help them learn, work, or play. [accordion tag=h3 clicktoclose=true autoclose=false] [accordion-item title=”Coding and Programming”] Codecademy – Offers tutorials in a […]

Want to become a Top Journeyman Editor?

Maybe what you’re really asking yourself is what is a Journeyman Editor?  In the world of the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC), a journeyman editor is a text corrector.  Correcting text improves the database’s search capabilities and therefore improves the search results of fellow CHNC users. The text correction interface is one of the many […]