Digital Public Library of America
"The DPLA planning process began in October 2010 at a meeting in Cambridge, MA. During this meeting, 40 leaders from libraries, foundations, academia, and technology projects agreed to work together to create “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources that would draw on the nation’s living heritage from libraries, universities, archives, and museums in order to educate, inform, and empower everyone in current and future generations.
The Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage."
"Internet Archive" Library
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
The "Open Library" Project
The Open Library project began in November of 2007, with the purpose of creating a page on the web for every book ever published. Check out this free online library with access to over 1.7 million scanned versions of books, including a publication with a local connection.
You'll see Wingate Univeristy is rooted in community, as evident in the 1985 publication by Wingate Baptist Church and Wingate College faculty member, Carolyn Caldwell Gaddy. Ms. Gaddy served a forty-three year tenure (1932-1975) as Professor of History and Political Science. She also served as a member of the Wingate Baptist Church History Committee. "Saturday Before the Second Sabith" is available here.
North Carolina Collections
More than 950 cultural repositories can be found in North Carolina. Listed here is a small sampling of access points representing the state's rich cultural heritage and services available to utilize various collections.
North Carolina Cultural Resources
Cultural Resources in Colleges & Universities
Access to Digital Collections in North Carolina Higher Education
Genealogy & History Resources