The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection is currently making use of an LSTA planning grant to identify and secure permission for digitizing the publications of religious bodies in North Carolina. While focused on the digitization effort, I’ve very interested in having conversations around advanced search and visualization tools that can help scholars, researchers, and genealogists mine this corpus of materials. Or in other words, once we have this digital collection created through digitization, what do we do with it? how do we present it?

I’ll bring one example of a visualization that very quickly tells an important story about one North Carolina congregation.