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Colorado Humanities (Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2881)
William Wei (Project Director: July 2012 to present)

Colorado Encyclopedia

The first production phase for the online Colorado Encyclopedia, providing authoritative information on the state's history and culture.

The Colorado Encyclopedia is designed for students, researchers, educators and others as an online, interactive, one-stop source of dependable, professionally informed entries and essays about Colorado. Written to connect humanities scholars to primary sources digitized by Colorado's various cultural heritage institutions and using easy and accessible, state-of-the-art technology for optimum public engagement, the Encyclopedia employs interactive features for content and comments, and educational features aligned with multi-tiered and grade-specific Colorado Academic Standards. Colorado Humanities, Colorado State University and University Press of Colorado will combine efforts to produce the authoritative resource. The Encyclopedia board of directors and staff will work with the Colorado State University Extension Program and many other educational institutions to develop content. A dozen advisory boards will also contribute editorial, educational, technical and community expertise.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$250,000 (approved)
$250,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2013 – 4/30/2017