from Michelle Czaikowski – State Library of NC
The NCpedia (http://ncpedia.org) officially launched on September 1, 2010. Changes in the NCpedia’s functionality were based on the results of a statewide survey conducted in June of 2009. A second survey in September 2009 led to the NCpedia logos you see today. A partnership between the State Library and NC LIVE has led to the new enhanced interface. Content has been added from contributors at the Office of Archives & History’s Research Branch, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Barton College, the North Carolina Museum of History, the State Archives, the North Carolina Writers’ Network, the State Library’s Government & Heritage Library, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte and more. Staff at the State Library’s Government & Heritage Library coordinate and manage the project.
The NCpedia will continue to grow over the next few years, with articles that feature narrative descriptions, links to introductory resources, and recommended sources for more information. Entries highlight famous North Carolinians, including all past governors, and lesser known North Carolinians like bull-riding champion Jerome Davis. You can also read about events in the state’s history or view a timeline that covers events related to different cultural themes. Additional entries, videos, images and audio will be added to the NCpedia on an ongoing basis. You can also follow the NCpedia on Twitter (twitter.com/ncencyclopedia). Stop by the NCpedia (ncpedia.org) at any time and let us know what you think.