CARLI Digital Collections

Created Content Committee Meeting: January 10, 2017

Conference Call

Members present: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Member absent: Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso

Persson Letter Translation, Page 1 – CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From Anna Persson Immigrant Letters, Swenson Center (Augustana College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The first page of this letter, written by Anna Persson to her sister in 1907, reflects the joy of a recent immigrant to the United States. What was undoubtedly an long an arduous journey is characterized simply as "a lot of fuss," and though Anna later notes that the food was terrible, and says that she already misses and worries about her mother, her tone invariably returns to a chatty optimism.

New School Band playing in front of Wall of Fame - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image

Steve Balkin Photographs of Maxwell Street, Chicago (Chicago State University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This photo by Steve Balkin offers a view into the last days of musical performances at a cultural institution and now lost part of Chicago. As seen in the classic Chicago work The Blues Brothers...
 
 

Created Content Committee Meeting: December 13, 2016

CONFERENCE CALL

Members present:  Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Member absent: Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso

FULLBAC, 1968-1969 - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From Black Empowerment Collection (Meadville Lombard Theological School) in CARLI Digital Collections.

It's not only that this partly-burned item was saved, preserved, and digitized that intrigues me, but the envelope is stamped "damaged in handling in the postal service." How often does mail catch fire?

Created Content Committee Meeting: November 8, 2016

Conference Call

Members present:  Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College)

Members absent: Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Amy Maroso

Abandoned mine shop - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image

From  Doc Horrell Photo COllection (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Calendars in photos can be helpful for dating the image, but they can also be an eerie time capsule when they are in an unused space.

Sanitary and Ship Canal, workers cracking stone (1896) – CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From  I & M Canal Photographs, 1859-1948 (Lewis University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Canal laborers break stones to make way for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, which connects the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River. When it opened in 1900, the canal provided a waterway from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River.

Northern Illinois University Data Dictionary

Northern Illinois University Data Dictionary Case Study
Matthew Short, Metadata Librarian
November 2016

Introduction

Created Content Committee Meeting: October 11, 2016

Conference Call

Members present:  Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Members absent: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso

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