Digital content from more than 100 institutions across North Carolina is now available to the entire world at the click of a mouse, and UNC is helping make it happen.
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, located in Wilson Library, will represent North Carolina in the Digital Public Library of America, and will serve as the state’s sole service hub on the site.
Launched in April, the DPLA is a nonprofit organization that provides free access to collections of information from some of the largest libraries and archives across the nation. The project aims to serve as a national archive of cultural and academic materials.
Michelle Underhill, director of digital information management for the State Library of North Carolina, said she is excited that collections of information from North Carolina will now reach a wide audience.
“A primary advantage is bringing all different collections and information from across the state together and making it searchable collectively with other institutions, such as Harvard and the Smithsonian,” she said.