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 >

May 17, 2016

Digital Library Federation: "2016 DLF Comm/Cap Awards: meet the nominees!"

The Community/Capacity Awards (DLF Comm/Caps, for short) are a new debt of gratitude from the DLF membership, selected annually by vote. We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 DLF Comm/Cap Awards! These are not awards for pure innovation, individualism, or disruption. Instead, they hon… Read More >

April 20, 2016

CRL's FOCUS on Global Resources: "2016 Award for Access"

Tracy J. Seneca is the recipient of the 2016 CRL Primary Source Award for Access. Documentation on the range of political and cultural experiences in the sprawling metropolis of Chicago is extensive, making a tool that offers centralized access to a heterogeneous group of archival collections an inv… Read More >

March 1, 2016

American Libraries: "All Together Now: Libraries collaborate to create history"

Local histories are easily explored at most libraries. Government documents and records, newspaper photos and clippings, film and video footage, and assorted ephemera nestled in stacks and special collections can create vivid snapshots of a community’s past. But even the most thorough collection may… Read More >

January 27, 2016

PRWeb: "The Chicago Architectural Photographing Company Collection Is Now Available in the THS Online Catalog"

The Theatre Historical Society of America, home to the American Theatre Architecture Archives, is working to bring more of its collections online, increasing access by scholars, theatres, professionals and enthusiasts. The Chicago Architectural Photographing Co. (CAPC) was organized in 1885 to serve… Read More >