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Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives Monday, September 17, 2012

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The Connecticut State Library would like to invite you to join us for

The Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives
Digital Communities : The Evolving Interaction of Technology and Cultural Heritage

October 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives brings together libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions from around Connecticut and beyond to talk about the digital initiatives happening in our historic state. The Forum is a chance for the diverse voices within the cultural heritage sector to talk about ideas, projects and tools with which they are engaged.

The theme of this Forum is collaboration, and how working collaboratively can enhance a project and create communities of value. From simple collaborative collections to complex grant partnerships, by working together we can maximize our resources and create a greater impact. We will explore the impact of the Digital Humanities community on the Library, Archive and Museum community and discover new avenues of collaboration. So join us in building a better digital community that will move Connecticut forward.

Speakers from institutions including the Library of Congress, Yale University and the New York Public Library will cover issues just as diverse. Workshops will feature topics such as Digital Imaging Standards, Linked Data and Presentation Layers and speakers will look at emerging trends in digital humanities. Several successful collaborative projects underway in Connecticut will be highlighted.

Since we will be at the Legislative Office Building, we encourage you to invite your legislator (find your Legislator here) to stop by the Forum. Help raise awareness of the work that we do and the roles we play in our communities. For more ideas on how to raise awareness visit the AAM Advocacy page. We have created an informational page to help explain what we do. Add your voice today!

Presenters scheduled:

Greg Colati, Director, University Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut

Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Trinity College

Chris Edwards, Digital Studio Production Manager, Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library

Michael Howser, Undergraduate Education and GIS Librarian, Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut

Seth Kaufmann, Developer, CollectiveAccess

Mary Norris, Partner, Wiggin & Dana

Trevor Owens, Digital Archivist, National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress

Tom Scheinfeldt, Managing Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Trevor Thornton, Senior Applications Developer, Archives, New York Public Library Labs

Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian, Connecticut State Library

We’d like to thank Connecticut Humanities for their support.

Who Should Attend:

This is not an introduction to digitization. It is strongly recommended
that attendees currently be involved in some form of digital project or


Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut
Directions http://www.cga.ct.gov/capitoltours/directions.htm


There is no fee for registration.

Register here.

For more information contact

Christine Pittsley
Digital Collections Technician
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford Ct. 06106
Email – Christine.Pittsley@ct.gov


Early record book of General Railroad Commissioners among State Archives accessions for fourth quarter of FY2011 Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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The State Archives took in 17 accessions during the period covering April 1 – June 30, 2011.

Among the accessions is the first volume of records of the General Railroad Commissioners, 1854-1864. The General Railroad Commissioners became the Board of Railroad Commissioners in 1875. This item was a gift of the Connecticut Historical Society and Mrs. Edmund L. Warren.

The Office of the Secretary of the State transferred several items to the State Archives including the nominating petition for Joseph I. Lieberman, Independent candidate for U.S. Senate, 2006. The State Archives continues to acquire records of the probate courts and accessioned 17 record books from the Hebron Probate Court and 34 cubic feet of files from the Plymouth Probate Court.

For the complete list, see http://www.cslib.org/archives/acc2011Q4.htm

Website Refresh Thursday, May 1, 2008

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Notice something a little different at cslib.org? We’ve been “refreshing” the look of our web pages. We’ve added more persistent and consistent navigation aids in the form of menus at the top of most of our web pages. This is just the beginning of our work to improve the usability and management of our site. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. You can either comment on this blog entry, at the CSL Webmaster’s Forum blog, (comments are moderated to avoid spam, so there may be a short delay in the appearance of your comment on the forum) or you can send email to webmaster@cslib.org. Thank you for visiting!