5 New Titles in the North Carolina State Documents Collection

Monday, April 29, 2019

Did you know that a Government and Heritage library card gives you access to a wide variety of State Documents? Look at these and many more titles added to the collection in the past year. 

Propelling North Carolina’s Economy Through Aviation: Findings and Recommendations from the North Carolina Aviation Development Task Force

Airports and aviation play a significant role in the North Carolina economy, contributing 40 billion dollars a year (8.5 percent of the state’s total Gross Domestic Product). They support more than 164,000 jobs with an annual payroll of $7 billion. Due to the industry’s economic impact, the North Carolina Aviation Development Task Force was created in May 2014 to make recommendations about how the state can better influence and support the development of airports and the aviation industry in NC. The task force report examines opportunities and barriers for airports and aviation and makes recommendations for strategic investment. 

Find the 48 page report at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll9/id/334499

North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program Evaluation: Key Findings (2002–2016)

North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program Evaluation: Key Findings (2002-2016) 	FPG Child Development Institute, UNC Chapel Hill, 2017. North Carolina Digital State Documents Collection.

The NC Pre-K Program is a state-funded educational program for eligible 4-year-olds, designed to enhance their school-readiness skills. Initiated in 2001 (as the More at Four Program), the statewide pre-k program has served over 350,000 children. This two-page publication will answer key questions addressed by evaluation studies, such as what are the outcomes for children attending NC Pre-K? And what factors are associated with better outcomes? It also gives a short overview of program qualities and characteristics.

Read the whole report at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll9/id/321443.

E-Cigarettes 101: A Fact Sheet

Want to know if electronic cigarettes are safe? Electronic cigarettes are battery powered devices designed to turn nicotine and other chemicals into vapor. They often look like cigarettes, cigars, pipes or pens. E-cig use has grown, especially among young people. Are e-cigs and vaping products safer than tobacco products?  What risks are associated with e-cig use? To help answer those questions, NC Health and Human Services published E-cigarettes 101: A Fact Sheet. The two-page fact sheet explains the emerging public health threat, especially to people under 25. It also provides resources for quitting both smoking or e-cigarette use. 

View the fact sheet here: http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll9/id/334450

North Carolina’s Ocean Economy: A First Assessment and Transitioning to a Blue Economy

North Carolina’s ocean economy includes, but is not limited to, seafood and commercial fishing, shipping and transportation, tourism and recreation, as well as mineral and energy production. However, the full economic impact of these services and activities is not fully understood. 

The January 2017 white paper North Carolina’s Ocean Economy: A First Assessment and Transitioning to a Blue Economy, from North Carolina Sea Grant and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, compiles what economic data exists in relation to North Carolina’s ocean and coastal areas. It also proposes that North Carolina transition to a blue economy—an economy that balances economic activity with long-term capacity of ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Full of charts and comparative examples, this publication is a must-read to gain a better understanding of the economic impact the ocean can have for North Carolina.

Read the 28-page report at: http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/ref/collection/p16062coll9/id/298314

In Prison: Serving a Felony Sentence in North Carolina 

Understanding a felony prison sentence can be difficult, but this brief illustrated publication provides some guidance. Starting with an individual’s sentencing, the drawings walk through what to expect when being processed and describe several prisons with special work assignments. It concludes with an explanation of sentence terms and inmate release. Although this is not a “comprehensive legal reference,” it can “give crime victims, defendants, inmates, and their families an understandable resource that translates the words and numbers on a sentencing judgment into a practical reality” (introduction).

To read the entire publication, get a library card and check it out from the Government & Heritage Library, or go to the UNC School of Government website to purchase a copy: https://www.sog.unc.edu/publications/books/prison-serving-felony-sentence-north-carolina-pack-10-books

Krista Sorenson, Digital Projects Librarian