This lighting round session will provide a quick overview of Chicago Collections Consortium’s online resources. An introduction to CCC’s EXPLORE CHICAGO COLLECTIONS portal, which allows users free and open access to over 100,000 maps, photos, letters, and other archival materials held at CCC’s member institutions will be provided. Rather than navigate traditional online boundaries between these institutions, EXPLORE serves as a digital gateway connecting users from all over the world to Chicago’s history and culture. CCC's members are diverse and range from the Art Institute of Chicago to Lincoln Park Zoo. Recent digital exhibits and public programming resources will be highlighted.
Jeanne Long (Chicago Collections Consortium)