Digital North Carolina Blog

Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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12 Days of NCDHC: Day 4 – Ways to Promote Your Collections

This holiday season join us here on the blog for the 12 Days of NCDHC. We’ll be posting short entries that reveal something you may not know about us. You can view all of the posts together by clicking on the 12daysofncdhc tag. And, as always, chat with us if you have questions or want to work with us on something new. Happy Holidays!

Day 4: Ways to Promote Your Collections

While Google is great, intentionally promoting your digital collections to your on-site or website visitors can make sure they’re not missing resources they need. It signals your organization’s commitment to openly sharing your collections, and can lead to some meaningful user engagement. Many of our partners put links to on their websites, in visitor or patron guides, or within their catalogs or artifact databases. Here are a few other suggestions you may not know about: 

Embed a search widget

We’ve created an embeddable search widget that gives users a quick way to do a keyword search across all of the content on The code provided can be added anywhere that allows an iframe. 

Screenshot of a handout announcing 206 materials and 2 newspaper titles on DigitalNC from Louisburg CollegeQuickly create a flyer to hand out or post

Here’s a quick way to create a flyer that includes what we’ve scanned or photographed for your organization. There’s a screenshot of an example at right. In addition to types of items it includes the URL to your landing page and your logo. 

Ask us for some brochures

We have a bunch of them! Just contact us and we can mail you some.

Check back on Thursday as we reveal Day 5 of the 12 Days of NCDHC!

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