Connecticut Digital Archive
11-9c of the Connecticut General Statutes states
that: "The State Library shall administer and provide access to the public,
on a permanent basis, to a collection
of tangible state publications, and to a digital archive of
intangible state publications, and a depository library system." The
Connecticut Digital Archive collects, preserves, and makes accessible the
electronic publications of Connecticut State agencies.
Benefits to State Agencies
- Preservation of agency publications. The State Library has
collected, organized and preserved the tangible publications of State
agencies for over 150 years. Now the Library is preserving the
electronic publications of State agencies.
- Integration of tangible and electronic resources. Through
CONSULS, the State Library Catalog, the transition from paper to
electronic publishing becomes transparent. Agency electronic
publications can be accessed in their entirety.
The same search benefits (advanced authority control, serials analysis,
refined subject access, and multiple field searching) that make a
library catalog a much more precise search tool than a Web search engine
are applied to both tangible and electronic resources. Thus the full
historical range of an Agency's publications can be accessed in the same
- Local, statewide, and worldwide access to government research.
A powerful benefit is the ability to share the work and research of
Connecticut state government agencies with public policy institutions
throughout the United States and the world. The publications in the
Connecticut Digital Archive are not only added to
CONSULS, (shared with the four state universities), but also to
(the statewide union catalog) and to WorldCat, a worldwide union catalog
maintained by OCLC, the Online Library Computer Center, Inc.
Contact Steve Rice, firstname.lastname@example.org (860)757-6500 with any questions about Connecticut state digital