Input Needed To Redesign State Library’s eNCyclopedia

The eNCyclopedia was developed by the State Library of North Carolina over a decade ago to assist students with frequently asked questions about North Carolina for school assignments. It may be viewed online at:

It has since expanded to include other topics about which the State Library frequently receives questions.

The State Library is beginning the process of overhauling the eNCyclopedia. Content, appearance, and functionality are all being addressed. The process will be an ongoing one and changes will be prioritized based on feedback from users.

The general survey may be found online at:

A separate survey for students in the 4th through 12th grades is available at:

The surveys will be open through Sunday, June 21, 2009.

William Howard Taft Visits North Carolina

Following on the previous discussion of presidents visiting UNC, we’ll share two political buttons from William Howard Taft’s visit to Wilmington in 1909. The buttons come from the Lew Powell Memorabilia Collection.

According to Mr. Powell, Taft enjoyed a “cruise to Fort Caswell, a military parade featuring an arch across North Front Street inscribed “Welcome to ‘The Land of the Long Leaf Pine,'” and an automobile tour of the city.” Reporting on the president’s visit, the Wilmington Morning Star called the occasion “a magnificent success in every detail, doing credit even to a city of many times its size.”