The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries is changing its Internet Service Provide (ISP) on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.  During that day the majority of Alliance services will not be available.  The systems that will not be accessible include:

  • Prospector
  • Gold Rush
  • ArchivesSpace
  • Collaborative Librarianship (journal)
  • The Charleston Advisor (journal)
  • All Alliance listservs

Not affected by this ISP change are Alliance services which are cloud hosted which include the Alliance Digital Repository (Fedora/Islandora) and the Alliance home page (where you are now!)

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The Denver Public Library Commission is pleased to announce that a new City Librarian has been hired: Michelle Jeske, DPL

Director of Collections, Technology and Innovation, has replaced Shirley Amore as the Library’s tenth leader in its 125-year history.

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Prospector is pleased to announce that the public domain materials from HathiTrust ( have been added to the union catalog.  HathiTrust is a partnership between major research institutions and libraries to preserve the cultural record and make them available to future generations.  Prospector has loaded records for close to  one million public domain ebooks and they are accessible to all users of Prospector at no cost.  Users may read the ebooks online or download a single page at a time.

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Two of our Alliance Digital Repository sites, Digital UW and Digital UNC, will be offline this weekend due to maintenance at the data center at University of Wyoming. The downtime will last from 3:00 PM on Friday 3/13 until 9 AM on Monday 3/16.

During this time, the repository sites will redirect to the Alliance homepage at

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