The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has launched and now it is SCDL's turn. Stay tuned and check back because in a few more weeks you will be seeing a brandnew SCDL web site. More details to come.
See http://dp.la/about/digital-hubs-pilot-project/ . SCDL is one of the 7 service hubs identified for the initial project.
SCLA Annual Conference next week! Lot's to see - Thursday afternoon New Digital Efforts in SC at Clemson, College of Charleston, and USC and Friday morning an update on SCDL . Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, May 15th, the SC Digital Newspaper Program will be speaking about the SC newspapers in Chronicling America at the College of Charleston. They will be presenting from 2-4 at the Addlestone Library. See http://library.sc.edu/digital/newspaper/index.html for more information.
Saturday, May 19th the SC Digital Newspaper Program will be at the SC Book Festival in Columbia and giving a presentation at 4pm. Again, see http://library.sc.edu/digital/newspaper/index.html for more information.
Wednesday, May 9th we had a Great SCDL Midlands Meeting at the Richland County Public Library. Thanks to all who came and to our hosts at RCPL.
Kate Boyd and Chris Vinson are showing off SCDL at the IMLS WebWise conference. IMLS invited us (Kate :) ) up to demonstrate the South Carolina Digital Library. See http://www.imlswebwise.org/demos . Thank you IMLS and the LSTA funding from the South Carolina State Library that made this possible.
See the new collections from Beaufort County Public Library, College of Charleston, and Brookgreen Gardens. Welcome Brookgreen Gardens as thew newest institution to join the South Carolina Digital Library.
Check out the new additions from Chester County Historical Society and USC Aiken. Chester has added over 800 images from a photographer, Henry O. Nichols and USC Aiken has added images of their history from the last 50 years. Enjoy!
Graduate students in the School of Library and Information Science competed in the Google Online Marketing Challenge this past year. The GOMC is a global competition sponsored by Google for universities around the world that tests students abilities in advertising, ecommerce, integrated marketing communication, management information systems, marketing and new media technologies. Participants explore marketing strategies through Google AdWords.
The winners were just announced and the 5 students in Dr. Ron Brown's SLIS J757 marketing class Seminar in Applied Information Systems for Information Specialists were Semi-Finalists in the competition. Their marketing research and campaign for the South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) scored in the Top 100 teams Globally and in the Top 15 for the Americas Region (North America, Central America, and South America). More than 4,000 teams comprised of over 35,000 students from 95 countries participated in the GOMC 2011. The team was comprised of Grace Barth, Michelle Cloer, Anna Zacherl, Michael Lawing and Christiana Scott. This is the first time the University of South Carolina has ever placed in this global competition.
Thanks to the ASERL group and the Digital Library of Georgia for bringing us Civil War and the American South. Look for all of the South Carolina items included. Visit www.american-south.org