Digital Library

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Maps Program July 24 Open to Public

Members of the public are invited to the annual program of the William P. Cumming Map Society, Saturday, July 24, in the Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC. Continue reading

500+ Years of North Carolina Maps Online

Go to North Carolina Maps More than 3,200 historic maps of North Carolina are now available online as part of the digital North Carolina Maps project, set to be completed June 30. Visitors to the North Carolina Maps site can see the results of a three-year collaborative project to identify and scan nearly every original … Continue reading

Appointments: North Carolina Collection and North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

The Library welcomes two new colleagues: John Blythe became Special Projects and Outreach Coordinator for the North Carolina Collection, effective June 1, 2010. In this position, Blythe will develop and expand North Caroliniana reference resources, prepare and edit publications, and contribute to digital projects involving materials from the collection. He will also help to plan … Continue reading

Flying 3-D Tour of North Carolina

Take a flying tour of North Carolina through a new video that combines historic North Carolina maps with a Google Earth 3-D tour. The video is the work of the North Carolina Maps digital collection. North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive online collection of more than 3,000 historic maps of the Tar Heel State. Maps … Continue reading

Digitized UNC Yearbooks Bring University’s History to the Web

Aug. 18, 2010: Updated with new URLs for the yearbooks and the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. A slice of UNC history is now online with digitized student yearbooks from 1890 through 1966 and early issues of the Carolina Alumni Review. The Hellenian and Yackety Yack yearbooks provide a rich resource for learning about student … Continue reading

Visit Wilson Library During CHAT Festival

The Wilson Special Collections Library will be a venue for the CHAT Festival, taking place Feb. 16 – 20, 2010, on the UNC campus. CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology) will draw together diverse digital resources of the Triangle and explore the ways that digital technologies are transforming the arts and humanities. In Wilson Library, … Continue reading

Digital Launch Celebrates 80th Anniversary of UNC’s Southern Historical Collection

Eighty years after its founding in January 1930, the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library is inaugurating a program to digitize large segments of the collections. The Digital Southern Historical Collection debuted Jan. 8 with thirty-five collections digitized in their entirety, plus two more that … Continue reading

Grant to Fund Essays about Hugh Morton Photographs

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded the UNC Library $5,400 for the project “Worth 1,000 Words: Essays on the Photographs of Hugh Morton.” The grant will fund 13 essays that will provide insight into Morton’s work. The Library will post approximately one essay every two weeks on the blog A View to Hugh beginning … Continue reading

Software Provides New Look at Digital Library Collections

Online visitors have new options for interacting with digital library collections from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Library has implemented software that provides advanced browsing and viewing for most photographs, postcards, letters, drawings, and other items that the Library has digitized and placed online. (View demonstration.) Users of the Library’s digital … Continue reading

2,000 World War I Postcards Now Online for Veteran’s Day

Approximately 2,000 postcards from the First World War debut on the Library’s Web site today in honor of Veteran’s Day. The postcards are the first of nearly 6,400 that the Library plans to digitize by June 2010. They are drawn from the Bowman Gray Collection of World Wars I and II in the Rare Book … Continue reading

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