July 30, 2014

Camden County, NC Will Be Getting Their Own Public Library in July, Currently Only NC County Without Their Own

From The Virginia-Pilot: As of July 1, Camden will no longer be North Carolina’s only county without a library. After partnering with Pasquotank County for library services for more than 70 years, Camden plans to lease 6,800 square feet in a business park on Short Cut Road, furnish it and stock it with computers and […]

State Library of North Carolina Announces $1.4 Million for Books, Outreach, Technology

From a North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources Announcement: N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda A. Carlisle announced today that the State Library Division of the Department of Cultural Resources is awarding $1.4 million in federally funded grants for 71 local and statewide library projects for community outreach, library book collections, technology improvements and […]

North Carolina: State Preserves Trove of Digitized Lore

From the NewsObserver.com: History and genealogy fans who overwhelmed federal computer systems at Monday’s release of the 1940s U.S. Census data will find easier going in the history-rich North Carolina Digital Collections. Tar Heel images contained in the online collection range from downtown Raleigh storefronts decorated for a 1930s Christmas to family milestones recorded in […]

Preprint: Article: "How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box"

Title: “How Users Search the Library From a Single Search Box” Authors: Cory Lown, Tito Sierra, and Josh Boyer Affiliation: North Carolina St. University (All Authors) Source: College and Research Libraries Abstract Academic libraries are turning increasingly to unified search solutions to simplify search and discovery of library resources. Unfortunately, very little research has been […]

Roundup: A Digitization Milestone at U. of North Carolina and Four Recently Launched Digital Collections

1812 Almanac is Milestone Book for UNC Digitization Program Mexico Launches “Mexican Digital Library” Including Twenty Important Codices (via ArtDaily) New Historic Pepperdine Films Digital Collection (Pepperdine University) Historical Charlotte Redevelopment  (U. of North Carolina-Charlotte) Early Years of the Houston Negro Hospital (U. of Houston)

North Carolina: 1840s Charlotte Newspaper Now Online

From the DigitalNC Blog: More than 150 issues of the Mecklenburg Jeffersonian, a weekly paper published in Charlotte in the 1840s, are now available as part of the North Carolina Newspapers collection. The Jeffersonian was a staunchly Democratic paper, and a strong supporter of North Carolina native James K. Polk in his successful bid for […]