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A Beginners Guide to “The Cloud”

In the past few years, have you noticed more and more people talking about “the cloud”?

When you hear about “the cloud,” are you mystified about what it means, or excited about its possibilities? Have you been considering adopting cloud services in your office or at home, but don’t know much about the basics? In our latest tutorial, learn about different types of cloud computing, how they are commonly used, and some things to keep in mind if considering a move to the cloud.  There are many advantages, as well as risks and challenges to consider before you decide.

This tutorial is the latest in our Information University (“Inform U”) series about digital information management. It was produced in part with funding from a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Halifax County Wills, 1758-1824

Lemanther Vaughan Will 1807 Halifax County

image of the will of Lemanther Vaughan, 1807 Halifax County

I often browse through the new books in the genealogy collection and the book Genealogical Abstracts of Wills 1758-1824 Halifax County, North Carolina by Margaret M. Hofmann caught my eye. Although the book is new to our library, it was actually published in 1970. As I’ve talked about before, wills are an important tool in genealogical research. We have many will abstracts and indexes for counties in North Carolina and even a few statewide indexes. Today’s topic is just one of the many books about North Carolina wills that the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library has in its collections.  (more…)

North Carolina County of the Week: Edgecombe

edgecombeThe NC County of the Week for April 20th – April 26th is Edgecombe!

Each week, we highlight information and resources that relate to a particular county in North Carolina. To follow along, on our participating Facebook and Twitter accounts, simply look for the hash tag #NCCOTW. You will also find pins related to that county on the Government & Heritage Library’s Pinterest account! Follow us this week for great information about the people, history, geography, and culture of Edgecombe County.


State Doc Pick of the Week : On the scene : news for and about employees of the N.C. Deparment of Public Safety

snowangelsOn the Scene is the monthly magazine of the Department of Public Safety that is for and about the employees of DPS. The publication contains articles pertaining to employee issues, events and milestones as well as introducing readers to people with various jobs across the department. The March 2014 issue has personal reports from employees helping others during the February snowstorm, the new Litter Free NC campaign, and National Guard heritage month.

This publication can be downloaded, printed, saved, and viewed by clicking here.


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