Wilson’s N.C. Digital Heritage Center Finalist for Top Prize

When the Carolina Alumni Review celebrated its centennial in 2012, it launched a digital archive of all its issues and associated publications going back to 1912.

Producing that expansive archive — a virtual memory lane for alumni but also a valuable resource for students, faculty and anyone else researching the history of the University — was made possible largely by the technology and staff expertise at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center in UNC’s Wilson Library.

The Review project is among hundreds of thousands of materials, printed and three-dimensional, that the center has made available in searchable archives, providing resources that many local public institutions and private people and organizations lack and making them available to audiences around the world.

For that work, the center is one of 29 finalists for the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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