Global Impact

A Natural Response to Disasters

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, Carolina students raced to help those in need.

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, Carolina students raced to help those in need.

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, Carolina students raced to help those in need. They partnered with the University Libraries in a “Humanitarian Mapathon” to support Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, a crowdsourced mapping program that aids countries affected by a national crisis. Students volunteered to review satellite imagery, and added features such as roads and buildings to help rescue workers searching for survivors in the rubble. This technology saves lives throughout the world.

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Faculty Support

Passing Opportunity Forward

We create an informed, engaged and scholarly citizenry.

Faculty Support

History Honored, History Heard

Chaitra Powell strengthens the special collections library in their quest to document and expand knowledge.

Community

A Healthier State

NCHI provides access to reliable, easy-to-use information about health insurance

Faculty Support

One million scans and counting

One million scans and counting...

Faculty Support

Digitizing the lifetime record of an ‘everyday scientist’

"…I suppose I’m a person that saves things."

Campus

The Grand Reading Room in 360 degrees

"The library is not a side issue, but rather the pulsing heart of the University."