January 17, 2022

North Carolina: NCPedia Adds 24,000 New Articles

From the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources:

Secretary Linda A. Carlisle today unveiled a partnership between the State Library of North Carolina and UNC Press to make the six volumes of the “Dictionary of North Carolina Biography” and the “Encyclopedia of North Carolina,” some 24,000 articles in all, available as part of the Web site NCPedia.org.   The free online encyclopedia features articles and resources about North Carolina culture and history.


“The Encyclopedia of North Carolina” and the multi-volume “Dictionary of North Carolina Biography,” were edited by William S. Powell, professor emeritus of history at UNC-Chapel Hill, and published by UNC Press.   Founded in 1922, UNC Press is the oldest university press in the South and one of the oldest in the United States.


The State Library has already received the files digitally, and has begun the process of integrating content and making it available online.  The project is expected to take three years. The NCpedia Expansion to include content from the Encyclopedia of North Carolina and Dictionary of North Carolina Biography is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.”

Direct to NCPedia.org

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.