A New North Carolina Digital Collections Page is Coming!

Monday, March 9, 2020

The North Carolina Digital Collections has always been your one-stop shop for documents, state government publications, photographs, and other items related to the history and culture of North Carolina. And in the next few weeks, the Digital Collections website will have a fresh new look.

NC Digital Collections page header

The software hosting the NC Digital Collections was upgraded in order to better meet the needs of users, which gave us an opportunity to refresh the look of the page.

NC Digital Collections homepage

Our various collections are now the main focus of the homepage, so it’s even easier to browse through what the Digital Collections has to offer. Whether you’re interested in census data, family records, newspapers and magazines, or folklore and history, there’s something for every interest and research need.

Each collection has its own landing page which links to popular subjects, formats, and documents within that collection that may be of interest, as well as recently added items, just as our previous Digital Collections site had.

African American Education collection landing page

In addition, the page is now responsive, which means using the Digital Collections will be a breeze whether you’re viewing from a computer screen or from a phone or tablet.
If you want to find a specific document, the same search functionality is still available, which searches through all of the Digital Collections’ more than 90,000 items to help you locate exactly what you need.

The new NC Digital Collections site will go live in early March, and we want to hear your feedback on the change! We’ve set up a link, which you can access at the top of the new Digital Collections page, where you can share your experience with the site to help us improve.

Check out some of our favorite collections!

About the North Carolina Digital Collections

The North Carolina Digital Collections contain over 90,000 historic and recent photographs, state government publications, manuscripts, and other resources on topics related to North Carolina. The Collections are free and full-text searchable and bring together content from the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.

NC Digital Collections related links and guidelines

Author: 
Stephen Ashley, User Experience Librarian