The CRADLE mission is based on three fundamental values:


  • Education of students about digital libraries
  • Training of students in how to be digital librarians
  • Educating ourselves and others about digital libraries


  • Developing new methodologies to support digital libraries, searching,knowledge bases
  • Developing and supporting new digital libraries, and digital library testbeds
  • Studying the effectiveness of digital libraries


  • Provide information and guidance to digital library resources to the university, the state of NC, academic communities, and the world
  • Help build and support working digital libraries for important UNC projects
  • Provide preservation and access to important UNC materials