State Archives of North Carolina: There’s Still Time to Help Improve Access to NC’s Historic Documents

State Archives of North Carolina: There’s Still Time to Help Improve Access to NC’s Historic Documents. “Great news! TranscribeNC, the crowd sourced transcription program by the State Archives of North Carolina, has reached a milestone. Over the last six months, over 100 volunteers have dedicated their time to complete over 1600 page edits. The local draft board project will close on November 30. You still have a chance to make history! Beginning in December, TrasncribeNC will debut new projects focusing on WWI letters and diaries and women’s history. More information coming soon!”

State Archives of North Carolina: Connecting the Docs Podcast Episodes Available October 21

State Archives of North Carolina: Connecting the Docs Podcast Episodes Available October 21. “We are excited to announce a forthcoming podcast from the State Archives of North Carolina. ‘Connecting the Docs’ will use archival materials to introduce listeners to fascinating and true stories from around the Old North State. “

Digital Collection now Complete: The General Assembly Session Records (State Archives of North Carolina)

State Archives of North Carolina: Digital Collection now Complete: The General Assembly Session Records. “After three years, The General Assembly Session Records digital collection is now online! This digital collection covers the session records from 1709 to 1814, located in the State Archives of North Carolina.”

State Archives of North Carolina: D-Day Veterans Oral History Additions

State Archives of North Carolina: D-Day Veterans Oral History Additions. “In commemoration of World War II’s D-Day 75th anniversary, the State Archives of North Carolina has digitized 25 military veterans’ oral histories and made them available through Internet Archive. Access to the oral histories is also available through North Carolina Digital Collections Veterans Oral History collection.”

Hmong Keeb Kwm: Hmong Heritage Project Materials Now Online at DigitalNC (DigitalNC)

DigitalNC: Hmong Keeb Kwm: Hmong Heritage Project Materials Now Online at DigitalNC. “Over a hundred photographs, documents, artifacts, oral histories, and other materials from Hmong Keeb Kwm: The Hmong Heritage Project are now online, courtesy of the Catawba County Library. This new batch represents the first materials on DigitalNC to come from the Catawba County Library. This collection also has the honor of being the first to represent the Hmong people of North Carolina on our website.”

Digital Collections OCR: What it is, and what it isn’t. (DigitalNC)

DigitalNC: Digital Collections OCR: What it is, and what it isn’t.. “At the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, we scan and store digital heritage materials as images. When we notice that an image contains printed text–documents, posters, ledgers, scrapbooks, and more–we also run it through OCR software. Without OCR, text shown in images is ‘locked’ inside them; with OCR we can leverage the power of full text search to help people discover relevant images a little better than before.”