SHRAB Projects

Each year or biennium, the SHRAB implements programs that promote the care and preservation of historical records held in cultural repositories throughout North Carolina.  The SHRAB’s most recent programs include:

Digitizing North Carolina’s Hidden Collections increases access to North Carolina archival materials by digitizing and making them available online. 

Teaching Digital North Carolina. Lesson plans and tutorials using primary sources found in North Carolina repositories.

The Next Generation. Training for archivists who are part of the Traveling Archivist Program. View the workshop presentation and the training manual.

The Care and Handling of Family Papers. A series of online tutorials about the identification, care, and preservation of essential family records. View the playlist.

Getting Ready to Go. Grant-writing workshops. View the workshop presentation and the training manual.      

The Traveling Archivist Program (TAP). Visits repositories around the state and provides information, tools, and recommendations about collection preservation and access. Read more about the TAP program and materials.

 

Digitizing North Carolina’s Hidden Collections

Digitizing North Carolina’s Hidden Collections increases access to North Carolina archival materials by digitizing and making them available online.  Collections to be digitized were selected through a competitive application process from cultural and historical repositories statewide. Components of the program consist of instructional workshops to teach collections managers how to physically and intellectually prepare their materials for digitization; scanning and record creation by the N.C. Digital Heritage Center (DHC) at UNC-Chapel Hill, and transport of collections to and from Chapel Hill. Records will be integrated into the DHC and eventually harvested by and available through the Digital Public Library of America.

All participants should view the following documents for program guidance:

  • Participant Responsibilities
  • Preparing Materials for Digitization
  • Sample Inventory Sheet
  • Sample Metadata Spreadsheet
  • Transport Receipt
  • UNC Loan Agreement
  • Workshop PowerPoint
  • Yearbook Metadata Spreadsheet

 
Additional information about the Digital Heritage Center can be found on their website. This program is made possible by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission through a grant to the State Historical Records Advisory Board and the State Archives of North Carolina. Contact Andrea Gabriel, 919-807-7326, for more information.

 

Support for this site was provided by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

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