Welcome to Activating Heritage 2021!

Moderator: Anthonie Tumpag, BSW, MA, Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago

Panelists: Kate Flynn, Jorge Felix, Halyna Sarancha

Over the past two decades museum and archives professionals have been inundated with rallying cries to digitize, digitize, digitize. But digitized collections do not constitute an end, in and of themselves. Participants in this session will learn how to activate their digital collections through the Chicago Collections Consortium’s EXPLORE Portal. Panelists share their experience with digitizing collections, generating metadata, and sharing digital collections with the public utilizing EXPLORE. Discover novel methods of leveraging digital collections in your effort to amplify your stories in public and educational forums through this session. Thanks to Illinois Humanities for their generous support of the Stories of Im/Migration: Chicago collaboration with the Chicago Collections Consortium.