The Brian O’Connell Collection

Brian O’Connell (1960-2008) was Professor of Computer Science and Philosophy at CCSU, teaching courses that ranged from computer ethics to robotics to philosophy of law. He wrote and published in all of these diverse areas. After his passing in 2008, his personal library was left to the Elihu Burritt Library. Reading was not a passive activity for Professor O’Connell.  With his book collection the library received pages and pages of notebook paper scribbled with the thoughts that were inspired by his reading. His annotations have been digitized and we are honored to make them available for future generations to learn from this truly unique mind.

Assistant catalog librarian Steven Bernstein developed an innovative portal to this collection that enables the user to view O’Connell’s annotations as well as search by author, title, year, and keywords.