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Touring Colorado's Collections

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 […]

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Learning Technology

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 […]

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Technology

Digital Presentation Tools

As the saying goes – So many tools, So little time! Creating a list of digital presentation tools is an ongoing task. Here is just a beginning list of the many tools available to educators. Hopefully, you will find one that will suit your needs and your students’ needs. Remember that if a student is […]

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Colorado Historic Newspapers CSL News

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 […]

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Digital Colorado

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. […]

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Technology

Enduring Web Design Mistakes

A new list of common design mistakes in websites shows many kinds of problems have plagued the web for years. Library websites are especially prone to some of these, and librarians should do whatever necessary to fix them.

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Plains to Peaks Collective

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 […]

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Plains to Peaks Collective

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 […]

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Plains to Peaks Collective

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 […]

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Plains to Peaks Collective

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, […]

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Resource Sharing

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 […]

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Resource Sharing Technology

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, […]

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Colorado Historic Newspapers

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 […]

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Resource Sharing Technology

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.  

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Technology

How and where to get free images for your website

Sites to go to for free, high-quality images that you can use on your website without worrying about any copyright issues.

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Colorado Historic Newspapers

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 […]

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Colorado Historic Newspapers

State Library Launches New Historic Newspapers Database

New online database of historic newspapers is faster and easier to use. Offers free access to over 199 Colorado historic newspapers from as early 1859.