Digital archive

The Motlow State Library unveiled a major project of collecting, curating and digitizing Motlow historical archives at a reception on Friday at the Clayton-Glass Library on the Moore County campus. Pictured is an archived photo.

The Motlow State Library recently unveiled a major archival project at the Clayton-Glass Library on the Moore County campus.

The community college’s library staff collected, curated and digitized much of Motlow’s historical archives. The Motlow Library Digital Archive will go live Tuesday as a special holiday gift to Motlow’s followers on social media.

“When we saw the content, we knew these artifacts needed to be featured as one of our celebrated 50th anniversary milestones,” said Terri Bryson, vice president of external affairs. “This has been a real labor of love for our library staff. They have worked hard curating and digitizing huge portions of the college’s archival material. It’s important to note, though, that this collection exists as a testimony of the faithfulness shared by 50 years of devoted historians and librarians.”

Featured within the online archives is a social media plug-in that facilitates viewers of the digital archive to share items that have rarely been seen outside the library walls.

This feature enhances Motlow’s online presence and overall digital reach. A Google analytics plug-in also allows Motlow to monitor site traffic and user statistics, giving the college more data for use in its digital platforms.

“We believe that we honor the work of those who have come before us by preserving the evidence of those accomplishments. We also believe that it is essential to understand our organizational past as we work to shape its future,” said Chris Bryant, Motlow director of libraries. “Our hope is that easy access to this collection of memorable content will help alumni reconnect with their alma mater and become champions for our next 50 years.”

For more information, visit motlow.com/digitalarchive.

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