Exploring North Carolina’s Digital Heritage Online (ECHO)

EchoWent to a seminar last week in Rocky Mount, NC on NC Live .  First off let me tell you  that NC Live is an exceptional achievement that is truly a democratization of information and there is nothing comparable to it where I just came from, SC.  The ability to access scholarly journals by almost anyone is in itself amazing, but that is only one aspect of the service.    There is also North Carolina ECHO.  ECHO is a bit of a search engine that searches the digital collections of North Carolina’s cultural institutions.  It is an awesome resource that really delivers the promise of digitization, which is to increase accessibility.  However, it is only accessible to people in North Carolina that have a NC Public Library card or are a college student.  Sorry everyone else : (  But yay for North Carolinians!   Also, the resources in ECHO are conveniently searchable by counties.  Don’t worry I have already looked at the over 2,000 images available for Wilson County and you will be seeing some of them on this blog.

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