November 1, 2018

Newly published article on creation of EXPLORE

Mary Case, Dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois at Chicago and co-founder of Chicago Collections Consortium, recently published an article titled “Meeting the Challenge of Collocating Metadata Explore Chicago.” The article, which appears in the Nov/Dec issue of Technicalities, gives a his… Read More >

June 6, 2018

School Library Journal recognizes EXPLORE as an important resource for students

A student needs images from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Researchers seek the speeches of Ida B. Wells. A music teacher wants to find folk songs from the Great Lakes region. No longer an overwhelming and time-consuming quest—they can just type the request into a search bar. Read More >

September 11, 2017

The American Archivist calls EXPLORE Chicago Collections "an exceptional trove of materials, finding aids, digital images, and accompanying information..."

Explore Chicago Collections is an online portal and linked database to digital collections, finding aids, and online discovery resources from Chicago Collections Consortium members and their participating institutions. Read More >

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 >