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  • 1. Need homework help? Like North Carolina trivia? Try NCpedia!URL: http://ncpedia.orgWhat is a wampus? Where was Scottie McCreery born? What is NorthCarolinas official State butterfly? Answers to these questions and manymore may be found in NCpedia.NCpedia is an award-winning, free, online encyclopedia that makes finding information about famousNorth Carolinians, state symbols, businesses, culture, geography, government, and the history of NorthCarolina easy for everyone. It is managed by the State Library of North Carolinas Government &Heritage Library, part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. You may access it onlineat http://ncpedia.org.An expansion of the eNCyclopedia, the State Library’s previous online encyclopedia, NCpedia has grownrapidly since its official launch in 2010. In it, you will find articles from the North Carolina Museum ofHistorys Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine, wildlife profiles from the North Carolina Wildlife ResourcesCommission, and more. It is hosted by NC LIVE.Through a partnership with the University of North Carolina Press, entries from the Encyclopedia ofNorth Carolina and the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography are being integrated into NCpedia. Thisexpansion is made possible through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute ofMuseum and Library Services.New articles, videos, and images are being added daily. You will also find links to additional reputableresources for further research. Check back often and watch it grow! Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/ Questions? Digital.info@ncdcr.gov; 919-807-7459
  • 2. Your online encyclopedia for Your online encyclopedia for Your online encyclopedia for Your online encyclopedia for Your online encyclopedia for everything North Carolina everything North Carolina everything North Carolina everything North Carolina everything North CarolinaCharlotte Hawkins Brown. Photo from “Andrew Jackson” by Thomas Sully. Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Image by Venus flytraps. Photo by Dave Fales. Tiny Broadwick. Photo from NC StateNC State Archives. Image N.83.12.8 US Senate Fine Arts Collection. Outer Banks Conservationists, Inc. Archives. Image N.61.2.15http://ncpedia.org http://ncpedia.org http://ncpedia.org http://ncpedia.org http://ncpedia.orgManaged by the Government & Managed by the Government & Managed by the Government & Managed by the Government & Managed by the Government &Heritage Library at the State Heritage Library at the State Heritage Library at the State Heritage Library at the State Heritage Library at the StateLibrary of North Carolina Library of North Carolina Library of North Carolina Library of North Carolina Library of North CarolinaPart of the NC Department of Part of the NC Department of Part of the NC Department of Part of the NC Department of Part of the NC Department ofCultural Resources Cultural Resources Cultural Resources Cultural Resources Cultural ResourcesFunded in part by a Library Funded in part by a Library Funded in part by a Library Funded in part by a Library Funded in part by a LibraryServices and Technology Act Services and Technology Act Services and Technology Act Services and Technology Act Services and Technology Actgrant through the Institute of grant through the Institute of grant through the Institute of grant through the Institute of grant through the Institute ofMuseum and Library Services. Museum and Library Services. Museum and Library Services. Museum and Library Services. Museum and Library Services.Hosted by NC LIVE Hosted by NC LIVE Hosted by NC LIVE Hosted by NC LIVE Hosted by NC LIVE
  • 3. NC ECHO Project Makes Local History Searchable, Accessible OnlineURL: http://ncecho.orgResearchers, students, and history buffs alike may now search andaccess local history collections across North Carolina with a singlesearch box thanks to a collaborative project led by the NorthCarolina Digital Heritage Center, NC LIVE, and the State Library ofNorth Carolina.NC ECHO, a new website available at http://ncecho.org, wascreated in order to expand access to unique local heritagecollections previously scattered across a multitude of websites andNorth Carolina institutions. NC ECHO enables users to search across thousands of digitized and “born-digital” historic materials, including a wide variety of books, photographs, maps, family histories, statedocuments, newspapers and other materials from cultural heritage institutions around North Carolina,including the NC Digital Collections from State Library of North Carolina and State Archives of NorthCarolina. The collections available through NC ECHO include a diverse array of materials by and aboutthe people, places and history of North Carolina.A previous program by the same name was run out of the State Library of North Carolina from 1999-2012, with the intent to identify and digitize local cultural heritage collections. The newly revived NCECHO program continues with the same spirit, to build connections and improve access to thesecollections of historic materials. Over the coming year, the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center willcontinue to work with cultural institutions across North Carolina to add new materials to this statewidesearch.A link is provided to an archived version of the online NC ECHO institutional directory. Plans areunderway to have the directory online again soon through the Department of Cultural Resources’ NorthCarolina Connecting to Collections website.To use NC ECHO, you may visit http://ncecho.org, and search based historical interests, places, orpeople. All of the collections available through the NC ECHO search are freely available online to allusers, regardless of their location.Project partners:NC LIVE: http://www.nclive.orgNC Digital Heritage Center: http://digitalnc.orgState Library of North Carolina: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ghl/ Questions? Digital.info@ncdcr.gov; 919-807-7450
  • 4. Digital Collections Additional Digital Our Digital Collections provide Resources online access to current and historical NCpedia provides an overview of North North Carolina state government Carolina’s people, culture, government, history, explore information and North Caroliniana. and resources. Created and maintained by the First made available in the spring GHL, it is hosted by NC LIVE: of 2008, the collections support http://NCpedia.org researchers of the history and digital culture of North Carolina by making NC State Government Web Site Archives is a joint project of the State Library and State unique and valuable holdings of the Government & Heritage Library Archives, which enables users to view North Carolina state agency web sites from 1996 to our collections freely and easily accessible online. today. It allows free and open access to this information long after the sites have changed on the live web: http://webarchives.ncdcr.gov Government & NC LIVE Electronic Research Databases provide Heritage Library North Carolina residents and students with access to high quality information - searchable collections of magazine, newspaper, and journal The GHL’s mission is to preserve articles, electronic books, historical materials, and facilitate public access to state maps, and much more - covering a wide range government information; advance of topics: the study, understanding, and http://nclive.org appreciation of North Carolina’s Personal Economic Aid Resource Links cultural heritage; and provide library (PEARL NC) provides links to state government resources and services that support health, financial, career, and transportation the operational needs of state services assisting North Carolina residents government agencies. struggling to make ends meet: http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lss/pearl.html The GHL is part of the State Library of North Carolina, the principal library of state government; we build the capacity of all libraries and develop and support access to specialized collections for the people Preserving democracy Government & Heritage Library at the of North Carolina. State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of through freedom of Cultural Resources access to government Email: digital.info@ncdcr.gov information Web: http://digital.ncdcr.gov Phone: 919-807-7450 Digital Information Management Program 4643 Mail Service Center State Library of North Carolina Raleigh, NC 27699-4643 Department of Cultural Resources Design and production of this brochure was funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. http://digital.ncdcr.govcollections 2new.indd 1 07/05/2010 22:31
  • 5. Our digital collections have quickly Genealogy State Government grown to include both current and Collections historic state publications, 20th Century census data, an archive of state agency The online collections dedicated to family history, include an ongoing websites dating back to 1996, and a partnership with the State Archives to One of the Government & Heritage portal to government information in make family Bible records and related Library’s (GHL) collecting strengths collections around North Carolina. documents freely searchable. They is state government resources. These digital collections aid in complement our nationally known This collection, along with our preserving some of North Carolina’s genealogy research library and enable knowledgeable staff and physical most valuable and enduring resources. us to reach out to genealogists around proximity to government agencies, the world. makes the GHL a destination for those in search of government Our goal is to provide greater access publications and data. Themed to uniquely documented family history Since 2008, the GHL has focused Collections resources, such as those for African Americans and other underrepresented on providing greater access to populations. government information by Using popular themes, we have making it freely available online. paired state publications with related materials from partner institutions to History and Culture create digital collections that support Find our most sought after subject areas: genealogy, history, and culture. The GHL’s online collections provide a jumping-off point for the armchair enthusiast and the scholarly researcher what you’re pursuing North Carolina’s diverse and looking for rich history. Collections include: • Biographical information about prominent North Carolinians • North Carolina historical vignettes for audiences from 9 to 99 • Historic photographs, postcards, in maps, and other images • Materials related to Raleigh’s our digital founding as the state’s capital • Historical information about African Americans in North Carolina and collections. throughout the U.S. • A celebration of the impact of North Carolina public libraries • Public health collections including information on eugenics, malaria, and influenza http://digital.ncdcr.govcollections 2new.indd 2 07/05/2010 22:31

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