Due to ice accumulations predicted in the Raleigh area for Wednesday, January 14, the Our State Digital Collection celebration has been moved to Thursday, January 22.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22
10 AM – 12 PM
Government & Heritage Library, State Library of NC
NC Department of Cultural Resources Building
109 East Jones Street, Raleigh, NC
1st floor, Room 110
Come learn more about the Our State Digital Collection, available at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/home/ourstate! We will have refreshments and one-on-one demonstrations. At 11 AM, we will have a short presentation.
Please RSVP to email@example.com if you are able to attend.
Our State Magazine Goes Digital in December
State Library Partners with Publication to Offer Free Online Access to Public
Since 1933, Our State magazine has celebrated the people and places of North Carolina, and issues published from 1933 to 2011 are now available online in the North Carolina Digital Collections. With funding from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the State Library of North Carolina, in collaboration with Our State magazine, N.C. Digital Heritage Center, East Carolina University’s Joyner Library and Caswell County Public Library, make free access to the publication available at http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm/home/ourstate.
In recognition of the benefits of the magazine, Gov. Pat McCrory has issued a proclamation declaring December 2014 to be “Our State Month.” It reads in part,
WHEREAS, from the outset, the magazine has heralded “What’s Right about North Carolina,” eschewing the negative and setting a positive tone, and its pages over the years amount to a chronicle of our changing state;”
“For many years, we have had hundreds of readers ask for information from our 82 years of magazine history. Now, we have a way to share this with everyone. We are so grateful for this addition to the cultural history of our great state,” said Our State publisher Bernie Mann. Mann has owned the magazine for almost twenty years. (more…)