Connecticut State Library presents
the Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives
October 28, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at Connecticut State Library, Memorial Hall
231 Capitol Avenue
The Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives will bring together academic and
research libraries, museums and cultural institutions from around the state to
talk about the digital projects happening in our historic state. It’s a
chance for institutions to bring their projects and ideas to the table and
learn from each other about how to improve and enhance them. The theme of this
forum is collaboration, and how in the face of ever tightening budgets,
Connecticut institutions and organizations can work together to create better
digital projects for the people of Connecticut.
Speakers from institutions including Yale University and the Hartford History
Center will cover issues just as diverse. Topics will cover the digital
lifecycle of a project, from digitization to preservation as well as platforms,
like Omeka and Historypin. Several successful collaborative projects underway
in Connecticut will be highlighted.
The forum will broaden participant’s skills and perspectives on digital
initiatives, and encourage participants to form new collaborative partnerships.
This may be a simple collaborative collection, or a complex grant partnership.
In order to facilitate this, we hope to create a project repository where
institutions can list their digital projects. Take this opportunity to meet
people institutions next door and help create a community that will move
Paul Baran, Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Archives
Michael Bennett, Digital Projects Librarian & Institutional Repository
Coordinator, University of Connecticut
Jack Dougherty, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, Trinity University
Chris Edwards, Digital Studio Production Manager, Beinecke Rare Books and
John ffrench, Director, Visual Resources Department, Yale Art Gallery
Kathleen Foulke, Project Director, Connecticut History Online
Michael Howser, Undergraduate Education and GIS Librarian, Homer Babbidge
Library, University of Connecticut
Gail Hurley, Statewide Library Catalog Coordinator, Connecticut State Library
Brenda Miller, Curator, Hartford History Center
Leah Prescott, Digital Projects Coordinator, Getty Research Institute
Tom Scheinfeldt, Managing Director, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New
Nick Stanhope, CEO, We Are What We Do/Historypin
Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian, Connecticut State Library
A special thank you to the Connecticut Humanities Council for sponsoring Nick
Stanhope, CEO, We Are What We Do/Historypin.
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 initiative.
Attendees must be Connecticut based institutions.
There is no fee for registration.
To register access the Connecticut Continuing Education Calendar of Events @
For more information please contact:
Digital Collections Technician
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford Ct. 06106
Email - Christine.Pittsley@ct.gov