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This page contains information about learning resources that are self-paced or self-directed.  It also includes tutorials on topics of interest to the NC library community. 

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Self-paced Learning Opportunities

INTRODUCTIONS TO DIGITAL PRESERVATION

File Naming: A four-part video series (~10 minutes)

File naming is an easy first step to long term preservation. Learn why you should care, and some easy steps to keep your files organized.

Part one: http://youtu.be/Hi_A4Ywn4VU

Part two: http://youtu.be/8ogTKWpq6is

Part three: http://youtu.be/959hYLK40gE

Part four: http://youtu.be/VWaIe2u8zRU


Introduction to CINCH: A free digital preservation tool for North Carolina libraries (7:26 minutes)

A short tutorial that introduces CINCH, the Capture, INgest, CHecksum tool developed by the State Library of North Carolina to help libraries and archives collect and process born-digital files on the internet in accordance with digital preservation best practices. For more information, visit http://cinch.nclive.org/

Link to video: http://youtu.be/zTqLPRwNuYg





Saving your Facebook data (6:27 minutes)

This video walks you through how and why you should save your Facebook profile, posts, photos and videos. This video, designed for a general audience, is part of the State Library of North Carolina's "Inform U" series.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/d0I1Kvl3Py4

USING ONLINE RESOURCES AT THE GOVERNMENT & HERITAGE LIBRARY

An introduction to NCpedia (4:24 minutes)

NCpedia highlights North Carolina's unique resources, people and culture to enrich, educate and inform.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/2w_cTkX3_CM





NC Newspaper Locator: Quick research tips! (2:57 minutes)

Newspapers are important resources for genealogy and history researchers. The North Carolina Newspaper Locator can help you narrow your search to microfilmed newspapers held at the State Library's Government and Heritage Library. Learn how the tool can help you find newspapers published in cities and/or counties in a particular year or range of years.

Link to video: http://youtu.be/kS4phyyjljs




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