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1 Ensuring Democracy through Digital Access Digital State Publications Jennifer Davison Head, Government Documents, State Library of NC

2 Background NC State Publications Clearinghouse DIMP – Digital Information Management Program Depository Library Meeting & Depository System Advisory Committee in 2008 East Carolina University, the State Library of North Carolina, and the University Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

3 Scope Beginning in 2009, a total of 360,000 pages (approximately 1,440 volumes) will be digitized over the course of three years from the collections of all partners libraries. Broad sampling of state publications Emphasis on 19th and early 20th centuries

4 ncgovdocs.org

5 Education component to the grant ECUs Teacher Resources Center will lead a workshop for master teachers in 2011 Develop educational activities for classrooms

6 Research guides Native Americans African Americans Transportation Health Care

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8 Biennial reports of the States prison 1919 – 1963/64 Types of offenses Occupation and education level tabulated by race and age Many years also reported on diseases, tests performed and surgeries Reports from the 20's and 30's contain neat stuff about farming and crops as well as inventories of machinery, equipment, and livestock 1930/32 contains the historical development of the state prison system going back to 1816

9 Timeline Started in 2009-10 Will finish in 2011-12 Public Documents – end of year Web site – Spring Teacher workshops – summer 2011

10 Vital Statistics – 1915-1996

11 Public Documents – end of year

12 Session Laws – during next year

13 Educational publications

14 Governors Papers John Ehringhaus Jonathan Worth Locke Craig Cameron Morrison Thomas Bickett Angus McLean Oliver Gardner Joseph Broughton Robert Cherry Clyde Hoey William Scott William Umstead

15 Finding Content statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/govdocs/cdm/index.html

16 Searching for NC State Government Publications

17 Search – Ensuring Democracy

18 Content currently available

19 Vital Statistics

20 Internet Archive www-tracey.archive.org/details/ncgovdocs

21 WorldCat


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