New Resource Spotlight Program

Posted on Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:10

NC LIVE is pleased to announce a new program to highlight resources of interest to the North Carolina library community. The Resource Spotlight program will shine a light on select e-resources through free, 3-month trials. NC LIVE libraries (and their patrons) can try out these resources with no obligation. Libraries that choose to subscribe to a spotlighted resource will receive an exclusive discount.

“NC LIVE stretches its budget as far as possible through statewide purchasing,” said Rob Ross, Executive Director. “But our budget is finite and we can never buy all the resources our libraries are interested in. With the Spotlight Program we hope to do the next best thing - use our negotiating power to secure deep discounts for libraries that want to purchase resources individually.”

Each quarter, NC LIVE’s Resource Advisory Committee will select a few resources for trial. Once announced, libraries can register to evaluate any of these resources for free. At any point during the trial, libraries can subscribe to a spotlighted resource at a significantly discounted rate.

To launch the program, NC LIVE is spotlighting Medici, the largest streaming video collection of classical music, opera and dance performances. Medici consists of over 3,500 musical works filmed from the 1940’s to present; over 2,000 films, including artist portraits, documentaries and master classes; and access to over 100 live streaming performances from the world’s most prestigious venues.

To learn more about the Resource Spotlight program and to sign-up for updates, go to