Transcribing Women’s Suffrage in Colorado

Many libraries, archives and museums are supported by a volunteer workforce.  During this time of social distancing many of these volunteers are looking for ways to continue to support the institutions they love.  Digital volunteering is one way to do this while social distancing. History Colorado is excited to share a project that people can […]

Lucky Us! Temporary Newspaper Digitization Discount is Back

As part of a promotional effort, one of the digitization partners working with the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)  is offering a limited time price reduction on the processing of TIF images to create the  OCR and METS/ALTO output needed for inclusion in the CHNC database, and we are passing […]

Support is Here for Newspaper Digitization

CHNC New Content Support Program The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce that the 2020 program to support the addition of new historic news in the CHNC is now open for applications.  The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection New Content Support Program for newspaper digitization is designed to help cultural heritage organizations across […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: The Art of Eugene George Standingbear

This guest post was written by Bethany Williams, Collections Access Coordinator, History Colorado.  Content from “Between Two Worlds: The Life and Art of Eugene Standingbear”, Colorado Heritage, Sept/Oct 2014, by Alisa DiGiacomo, Director of Curatorial Services History Colorado is pleased to share the incredible artwork of Eugene George Standingbear (1906-1980) via the Plains to Peaks […]

Five Fall Favorites for Your Book Club

It’s autumn, Keats’ “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,” and while we may be short on mist here in the State Library, I can share with you some of our fruits. I’m not talking about pumpkins, but the fruits of our Book Club Resource, of course! Here are five books from our collection as we […]

Touring Colorado’s Collections: Early Denver Dental School Featured in Medical History Collection

This guest post was written by Paul Andrews, Collection Development Technician, The Strauss Health Sciences Library. The Strauss Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently shared a collection of medical lecture tickets with the Digital Public Library of America, or DPLA. Of particular interest, is a University of Denver Dental […]

The Colorado State Library Book Club Resource: Taking Stock

Greetings! As the new King of the Book Club (not a title bestowed by me, but one I shall accept), I’m impressed by how excellent the State Library’s Book Club Resource (BCR) is. Right now, our collection houses hundreds of titles in all different types of genres, both nonfiction and fiction, from classics to contemporary […]

New Book Club Resource Contact at the Colorado State Library

All you Colorado Book Club Resource enthusiasts  will be pleased to know that we have a new King of the Book Club in the house.  Michael Peever joined the Colorado State Library team earlier this week  and will be the guiding force behind our Book Club Resource service going forward.  Michael is well suited for […]

Our Historic Story Keeps Growing…..

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) recently grew to over 260,000 historic items now available for searching in the national platform – the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  This growth is due, in large part, to our new partners the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS), the Louisville Historical Museum and the Ignacio […]

Free Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop

The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), invites you to attend a FREE, 2-day, Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop on September 10 and 11 at the Durango Public Library. What You Can Expect Day 1: September 10, 2019 9:00-12:00: Morning Session Archives 101:  […]

Borrowing a Book Club Set from the Colorado State Library

Have you got patrons who want to host book clubs for their friends?  It can be hard to find enough books for these events – but there is a service to help you out – the Colorado Book Club Resource, offered by the Colorado State Library, is just what you and your book club patrons […]

Friday Grab Bag, June 7, 2019

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Magic & Puppets All ages are invited to Magic is from Mars, Juggling is from Jupiter with High […]

Friday Grab Bag, May 31, 2019

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Before we open the Friday Grab Bag, take a moment to consider nominating a person, a library, or a program for a Colorado Association of Libraries award. It is […]

Free Learning Opportunity: Photogrammetry, a way to build 3D models

The University of Wyoming Libraries is bringing in three experts from Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) to speak about photogrammetry Monday, May 20. The event, which is free and open to the public, is set for 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room 506 of Coe Library. A 15-minute break will take place at 11:20 a.m. No registration […]

New Wyoming Collections added to the Digital Public Library of America

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) recently added new historic Colorado and Wyoming collections to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The PPC, the Colorado-Wyoming service hub of the DPLA, shared over 43,000 new items, bringing the total items available from Colorado and Wyoming institutions to 224,715.  With these new additions the Collective added […]

Free Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop

The Colorado Historical Records Advisory Board (CHRAB), in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), invites you to attend a FREE, 2-day, Archives and Digital Collections 101 Workshop on June 27 and 28 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. What You Can Expect Day 1: June 27, 2019 9:00-12:00: […]

Friday Grab Bag, March 1, 2019

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library. Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag! [row cols_nr=”2″ class=”narrow”] [col size=”6″] Books in the Wild Inspired by the mission of the Free Little Library movement, the Clear Creek County […]

State Library Renews Support for ReadingRecord Summer Reading Tracking Software

The Colorado State Library has once again renewed their support for ReadingRecord summer reading tracking software!  ReadingRecord is a web-based application for libraries to track reading program participants. It is a cloud (hosted) service, meaning that no additional equipment is required to use ReadingRecord. It can be used to track most any kind of reading […]