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Saturday, January 10, 2009

NC ECHO

“North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online is the World Wide Web's doorway to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions.

NC ECHO promotes the use of digital technologies to broaden and enhance access to North Carolina's cultural heritage and fosters collaboration among all of the state's cultural resource institutions through grant funding, education and training opportunities and digitization activities.”

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Currently featured online exhibit is North Carolina Maps:

“North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps of the Tar Heel State. Featuring maps from three of the state's largest map collections -- the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center -- North Carolina Maps provides an unprecedented level of access to these materials. When complete, North Carolina Maps will contain over 1,500 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to the 1960s, and will include detailed maps for each of North Carolina's one hundred counties.”

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