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 >

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 >