The University of North Carolina Scholarly Communications Working Group

November 2013 Topic

October 15th, 2013 · No Comments

Title: The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection: A Multi-Year, Multi-Partner Project
Speakers: Elizabeth DeBold, Project Coordinator, Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection, Duke University, Divinity School Library & Eileen McGrath, Associate Curator, North Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill
Where: Davis Library 214 A/B
When: Wednesday, November 13

The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection seeks to bring together, preserve, and provide access to primary materials of religious bodies in North Carolina. Materials include the histories of local religious bodies (individual churches, synagogues, etc.) as well as publications of larger North Carolina denominations or cooperative networks. Type of materials may include books, pamphlets, reports, minutes, and magazines that describe the history of local religious bodies and their leaders.

Elizabeth DeBold is the Project Coordinator for the Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection at the Duke University Divinity School Library. She graduated this past May from the UNC School of Information and Library Science with her MSLS and a concentration in Archives and Records Management. While a student at SILS, she spent two years working as a Graduate Assistant in the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Library, where she assisted with UNC’s first year of contributions to this project.

Eileen McGrath is the Associate Curator of the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill and has been responsible for the development of its print collection since 1994. She is also the owner and contributor to Read North Carolina Novels (, a blog that features novels, old and new, set in North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree in library science from George Peabody College for Teachers and a master’s degree in religion from Vanderbilt University.