About the Web Site Archives and Access Program
The North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives and Access Program provides archiving, preservation, and access services for websites and social media content produced and maintained by North Carolina state agencies.
Since 2005, the program has provided citizens of North Carolina with access to archived websites and online information published by their state government dating back to 1996. This information includes, but is not limited to, the following types of content:
- Board and Commission meeting minutes
- publications that were only available on the Web
- governmental policies
- historically significant photographs and videos
- state-wide statistics
- social media sites
In 2012, the program expanded to improve the ability to archive content from rapidly changing social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
The program is managed by the State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina.
Prior information on the program, including legacy documentation, can be accessed through previously archived versions of this site.
The State Archives and State Library of North Carolina, divisions within the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, operate with legislative mandates to preserve state government information and make it accessible to the citizens of North Carolina (G.S. 121-2, G.S. 125-11.5 - 11.13, G.S. 132-1b). The North Carolina State Government Web Site Archives and Access Program helps fulfill these mandates by providing archiving, preservation, and access services for websites and social media content produced and maintained by North Carolina state agencies.