Digital Projects

Digital Projects

The UConn Library strives to build collaborations to support the research needs of our faculty and students.

The list below showcases the variety of projects created through librarian, faculty, and student collaborations

Map of Caribbean during Spanish American War
Map: Caribbean during the Spanish American War (1898)

Prof. Charles Venator Santiago presention about the PRCAP

The Puerto Rico Citizenship Archives Project (PRCAP) is part of a larger project documenting the legal history of U.S. territorial citizenship law and policy. Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Associate Professor with a Joint Appointment in El Instituto and the Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut, coordinates these projects.

Project Coordinator: Charles R. Venator-Santiago, University of Connecticut

BIMP front gallery view

The Living Objects/African American Puppetry’s Exhibitionfocuses on an often-overlooked aspect of our culture: the work of African American puppeteers. Co-curated by Paulette Richards and John Bell, this exhibition brings together puppets, performing objects, masks, and video by over twenty different puppeteers from the late 19th century to the early 2000s.

This Omeka site was created to offer online access as an alternative for people interested in the subject but unable to visit the physical exhibition.

Project Coordinator: Marisol Ramos, University of Connecticut

Map of Hartford, 1909

Hartford through Time is an internship that allows students to build digital projects on the history of Hartford. Students participating in this program can explore any topic and share their knowledge by creating WordPress pages with images and contextual information. Students will learn:

  • how to write for the web
  • how to search and find archival photos and/or manuscripts on their subject
  • how to interpret primary sources
  • how to implement digital tools (mapping, textual analysis, data visualization) as needed
Project Coordinator: Marisol Ramos, University of Connecticut
In Collaboration with: The UConn Library
There is a a limit of 5 students per semester. Contact Marisol Ramos if you are interested in participating in this program.

Fashion Ilustration from the magazine La Elegancia, Madrid, Spain

Cartografiando Revistas/Mapping Magazines showcases the UConn Library’s digital collection of 19th and early 20th century Spanish women magazines. This proof of concept and teaching site in WordPress demonstrates a digital scholarship project where images and maps are incorporated with some textual information.

Project Coordinator: Marisol Ramos, University of Connecticut
In Collaboration with: The UConn Library