Summer School: Advancing Discovery and Use of Cultural Heritage Collections: Connecticut Collections Alliance

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • We are waiving individual session fees for those whose current financial situation requires it. To access this benefit, please use the registration code COVID19.

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The ability to create digital manifestations of cultural heritage materials and make them available online has put a plethora of resources within reach of those who seek to explore and understand the key movements, events, developments, people and places that comprise Connecticut history.

Through a grant provided by Connecticut Humanities, the team involved in the Connecticut Collections Alliance (CCA) project has been working on a set of three related digital stewardship task areas to make these resources more accessible and usable: supporting preservation of digital resources in the collections of organizations who are members of Connecticut Collections (CTCo) through development of a connector to the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA); creating dynamic links between and the CTDA; developing tools for augmenting subject headings for resources in the CTDA to facilitate search and discovery, with a focus on the timely topic of the women’s suffrage movement in Connecticut in this centennial year, and creating a curated collection of women’s suffrage-related resources from CTDA contributor organizations.

Panelists will describe the project process and invite participants to suggest ways in which the project goals might continue to be advanced to support cultural heritage organizations in highlighting and improving discoverability of their collections.


  • Kathy Foulke, Digital Projects Specialist, Mystic Seaport Museum
  • Michael Kemezis, Connecticut Digital Archive Repository Manager
  • Diane Lee, Connecticut Collections Project Coordinator, Connecticut League of History Organizations

Sponsor: Connecticut Explored is a magazine and podcast of Connecticut History.

Zoom Information: Registrants will receive the Zoom webinar information via email prior to the event.

Connecticut League of Museums
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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