We are one of 29 finalists for the Institute of Museum and Library Services 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Now through April 13, IMLS is asking the people who have been impacted by the Digital Heritage Center to share their stories. If you have a story you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact us or share via social media by tagging us on Facebook (@NC Digital Heritage Center) or on Twitter (@ncdhc).
Today’s story comes from Carolyn Bittle, Dean of Learning Resources at Richmond Community College in Hamlet. We have worked with RCC to digitize their yearbooks and other campus publications. Carolyn’s story is an example of digitization of print resources garnering attention and renewing interest in the college’s history.
I can say that since Richmond has been able to get some of our archival material digitized and online, it has increased interest from our administration.
As a result of getting our older copies of the College Connection online, with your help, we are in the progress of “ rebirthing” the College Connection [as RCC Connect]. The publication stopped in the spring of 2009, and now we are working on bringing it back into publication. Hopefully, this will be available mid-March. The success stories, and class offerings were favored during its early printings, and it reached a lot of people in our two county area.
So thank you for helping to get our publication back up!