March 9, 2017

Diverse Consortium Chicago Collections Welcomes Jeanne Long, DPLAfest

These are exciting times for Chicago Collections (CC), an online member consortium of libraries, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations in and around Chicago. CC named a new executive director, Jeanne Long, in February, and is gearing up to cohost the annual gatheri… Read More >

November 2, 2016

Celebrating One Year with EXPLORE Chicago Collections

Chicago History Museum Director of Research and Access Ellen Keith recounts the milestones and achievements of Explore Chicago Collections in its first year. Read More >

November 1, 2016

Chicago Collections Profiled in DePaul University Strategic Planning Report

DePaul has completed the first four years of its six-year strategic plan, Vision 2018: Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Community. As a founding member of Chicago Collections, DePaul’s library is recognized for helping to expand access to Chicago’s arts, culture and history resources through … Read More >

October 31, 2016

Chicago Collections Members Present at Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

On October 28-30, 2016, Tracy J. Seneca (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Ellen Keith (Chicago History Museum) represented Chicago Collections in a presentation of "Erasing Borders Through Digital Discovery: EXPLORE Chicago Collections as the on the Foundation for Collaboration Among Libraries… Read More >

October 26, 2016

Wikipedia in Libraries and Classrooms: A Report on the #BigShoulders Edit-a-Thon

DePaul University reports on its participation in the Chicago Collections #BigShoulders Edit-a-thon focused on improving Wikipedia articles on Chicago topics, and enhancing access to archives and special collections held by libraries, archives, and museums across the City of Chicago. Read More >

October 6, 2016

DePaul University NEWSLINE: "New One Stop Search for Data on Chicago History Topics"

Looking for a digital scan of the Eastland shipwreck, union membership at one of the city's long-gone businesses or an arrest record from 1900? A new digital resource is now available that takes some of the legwork out of researching Chicago's rich history, and DePaul librarians played an important … Read More >