Wednesday, June 13, 2012

NC Literary Map Project Receives New Grant Support

The North Carolina Literary Map has received a 2012-2013 LSTA grant from the State Library of North Carolina in the amount of $21,880.00.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries, partnering with the North Carolina Center for the Book, has developed an online literary resource to support public interests, encourage student research, and document writers from all geographical areas of North Carolina.  The North Carolina Literary Map is a database-driven, searchable/browse-able, multi-level, multi-media online research tool that includes novels, biographies, historical works, poetry, plays, short stories, children’s books, and young adult literature.   Presently, the Map contains 2348 authors and 3655 books or publications relating to 601 locations in North Carolina.  The North Carolina Literary Map is available at
http://library.uncg.edu/dp/nclitmap

This year's grant will pay the wages of graduate students who will work on updating author and book information as well as help cover the costs of the official launch of the Project.  Jennifer Motszko and Kathelene Smith are the principal investigators.

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