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 ConnecticutHistory.org 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.
Sponsor: Connecticut Explored is a magazine and podcast of Connecticut History.
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Connecticut League of History OrganizationsCentral Connecticut State University, Department of History1615 Stanley StreetNew Britain, CT 06050(860) firstname.lastname@example.org
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