Staff members capture high resolution images of a wide variety of materials in print and film formats, as well as three dimensional items. Most of our scanning happens in the Digital Production Center, a unit of the UNC-Chapel Hill University Library. Occasionally, we also travel and scan materials on site at partner institutions. We are trained to work carefully with fragile and unique materials. For more information, see our Digitization Guidelines.
All of the materials digitized by the Digital Heritage Center are described (given metadata) before being published online at DigitalNC.org. We are happy to work with whatever level of metadata partners are able to provide; none is required.
Materials scanned and described for our partners are added to DigitalNC.org. We also add items scanned and described by our partners if needed. DigitalNC.org is hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill University Library, and maintained by library staff and the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
If you have questions related to your own digital projects, we’re happy to help consult. Here are a few things we might be able to help with:
- Digitization best practices and workflows
- Metadata creation and storage
- Content management systems and migrations
- Newspaper digitization
- Vendor digitization
- Applications for LSTA, NEH, or other grants that include a digitization component
If we don’t know the answer, we often know someone who does. Just contact us.