November 30, 2010 – Treasures of Connecticut Libraries allows libraries to digitize, for free, up to 100 items in their collection, and then to upload their collection to a CONTENTdm site managed by the state library in Hartford. This collaboration is providing a relatively inexpensive model for libraries that want to expand awareness of their collections and demonstrate their value to a wider public.

We found this information on Library Journal in their article, “In Connecticut, a Small Model of Collaboration.” The project now has 26 participating libraries and their partners, and the searchable collection includes historical photographs, maps, postcards, videos and more.

This project happened through collaboration between the state library and Library Connection Inc., a nonprofit consortium of 27 public and academic libraries.  It meets the need of small libraries who just don’t have the funding for content management systems of this magnitude.

Melody K. Smith

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