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 […]

Friday Grab Bag, September 27, 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″] Cons & Fests Set aside October 12 for a day of cosplay and fandom at Mesa County Libraries […]

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 […]

Colorado State Library at CALCON 2019

CALCON, the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Libraries, is September 19-21, 2019 in Loveland. The event features keynote speakers, sessions, lightning talks, vendor exhibits, and after-hours activities. This year’s theme is “Ignite the Magic”. Visit CALCON19 to view full event details. As in previous years, Colorado State Library staff members will present sessions throughout […]

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 […]

Friday Grab Bag, July 19, 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″] Trivial Pursuits Have you ever said to yourself, “If I were on Jeopardy, I’d win!” Do you solve […]

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:  […]

Friday Grab Bag, July 12, 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″] Moon Landing On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins boldly went where no human […]

Friday Grab Bag, June 21, 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 begin, I just wanted to let everyone know that we won’t have an FGB next week (June 28th), as I will be out of town for a […]

Friday Grab Bag, June 14, 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 an object for  History Colorado’s Most Significant Artifact. This program highlights the importance of historic and […]

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: […]

New Colorado and Wyoming Collections Join the DPLA

The Plains to Peaks Collective – a partnership of the Colorado State Library and the Wyoming State Library – is excited to announce that our partners have recently shared new historic collections with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The DPLA allows one-stop-searching of many of the rich cultural heritage items found in the […]

New Year, New Newspaper Support Program

CHNC New Content Support Program The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) is excited to announce that the 2019 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 […]

SIPA is Here to Help

The SIPA (Statewide Internet Portal Authority) recently opened applications for its 2019 Micro-Grant program.   The program is designed for state and local governments, special districts and public education in Colorado to put more information and services online.  Grant funding is available for hardware, professional services, innovation, digitizationproject planning and broadband.  Example projects include, digitization and […]