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Carolina Alumni Review vol. 1-12 Now Available Online

The first twelve volumes (published 1912 – 1924) of the Carolina Alumni Review are being digitized by UNC’s Scribe scanner and will be freely available online through the Internet Archive.  You can view them here.

Established in December 2007, the Scribe Digitization Program is a partnership between the UNC University Library and the Open Content Alliance, which hosts the Internet Archive.  The Scribe (a high-speed scanner) and associated software applications developed by the Internet Archive facilitate high-volume conversion of bound materials to digital format.  All books digitized by the UNC library are hosted by the Internet Archive and are freely available online.

The Scribe is being used to digitize titles from UNC’s North Carolina Collection and Rare Book Collection that have no copyright restrictions.  Items from the NCC that have been digitized include NC county histories, NC religion-related items, NC city directories, and NC biographies. When an item has been digitized, a link will appear in that item’s record in the Library’s catalog (see an example here).  As of today, more that 4,400 titles have been digitized.  You can access all of the titles UNC has made available through the Internet Archive here.

Digitized titles are full-text searchable, and can be viewed in a variety of different formats.  Be sure to check out the “Flip Book” function!