About Colorado Collections Connection (CCC)

Colorado Collections Connection (previously known as Colorado Connecting to Collections) is managed by the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library at the University of Colorado Denver.  CCC is a collaborative partnership among the Center for Colorado & the West (CC&W), the Colorado Wyoming Association of Museums (CWAM), the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists (SRMA), the Colorado State Library (CSL),  and History Colorado.  

Key Goals

  • To support a statewide network of trained preservation assessors.
  • To build and sustain a culture of preservation among Colorado’s heritage organizations.
  • To increase public awareness of Colorado history through the Colorado's Most Significant Artifacts campaign.
  • To build a sustainable initiative among the state’s archives, libraries, museums, professional organizations, and government emergency management offices.

Historical Background

In 2012, The Center for Colorado & the West was awarded a Connecting to Collections grant from the Institute of Library and Museum Services (IMLS).  Initiatives included development of a training program for preservation assessors, educational workshops and webinars on topics of collections care, disaster preparedness and digital preservation, and launching of the Colorado's Most Significant Artifacts campaign.  Additionally, the groundwork was established for a statewide network of museum, library and archival profressionals.