The Collaboration

Colorado’s State Library is acting as lead agency in a collaborative effort to establish this new repository. Other partners include History Colorado and Colorado Humanities. Each organization represents different disciplines and communities—but, in oral history, the agencies have common interest. The collaboration allows partners to focus specific expertise toward a mutually beneficial outcome. That outcome includes shared infrastructure (technologies and systems); shared facilities, equipment, and staff; agreed-upon standards and practices; and programs and services that compliment diverse cultural activities.