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Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Posted by capittsley in Archives, digital collections, history.
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Connecticut State Library is proudHurricne Sany: Record, Remember, Rebuild to announce our participation is the newest Historypin project, Hurricane Sandy: Record, Remember, Rebuild. Together with Google, the Metropolitan New York Library Council, the Society of American Archivists, and the American Association of State and Local History, the project is a shared online collection of local history as captured by individuals and cultural heritage institutions alike. Connecticut State Library has pinned our oblique aerial photos showing the damage from the Hurricane of 1938. These images give a great sense of what the shoreline and river communities looked like almost 75 years before Sandy.

You can read more about the project on the Historypin blog. If you want to get involved you can share your own stories, find out how to set up a school or community event, or add an institutional collection to the Hurricane Sandy project.

To see the rest of Connecticut State Library’s content visit our Historypin Channel. If you have questions about our Historypin channel or content please contact Christine Pittsley at christine.pittsley@ct.gov



Upgrade to Digital Collections: temporary disruption to aerial maps Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Posted by jcullinaneatcsl in digital collections, updates.
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The software for the Digital Collections at the Connecticut State Library will be upgraded this evening, Jan. 31, 2012 to provide a new look and improved user functions such as enhanced zooming and panning and viewing images in full screen. Unfortunately, during the transition, access to the maps for Connecticut’s Aerial Surveys will be disabled. We apologize for any inconvenience and will work to restore access as soon as possible.