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 Adrienne Berney for more information.