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DPLA & Europeana Release Standardized Rights Statements at RightsStatements.org

Mon, 2016-04-25 09:53 -- LCDL Admin

RightsStatements.org provides a set of standardized rights statements that can be used to communicate the copyright and re-use status of digital objects to the public. Our rights statements are supported by major aggregation platforms such as the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana.

Lowcountry Digital Library at ALA 2013!

Mon, 2013-08-19 11:31 -- LCDL Admin
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The Lowcountry Digital Library went to the 2013 American Library Association annual conference in Chicago!   The College of Charleston Addlestone Library's Heather Gilbert and Tyler Mobley presented as part of a panel called "Breaking Up with CONTENTdm".  Their presentation was all about leaving CONTENTdm and building the new LCDL.  In case you missed it, you can view the slides here.

Inventory Book 1866

Fri, 2012-08-31 16:45 -- BMHS

Today August 24th, 2012 we completed the final check through of the inventory book, which proved to be hilarious. It took so long because we were checking and re-checking and re-checking as we thought that a mistake was made somewhere along the way as the number of tiffs was one more that what we had in the metadata.
So, upon doing all these checks and finding nothing we, meaning Harriet and myself, thought “What could the problem possible be?” “We are not crazy”…

SCDL Keeps On Growing and Gaining in Popularity!

Thu, 2012-01-19 11:55 -- LCDL Admin

The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is now represented in both the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Digital Collections and Content web portal and in Opening History: US Resources from Libraries, Museums and Archives.  So far South Carolina, through SCDL, has added more items than any other state to this Illinois database of digital collections!

New Collection: The Lucille Hasell Culp Collection - A Celebration of Beaufort, South Carolina

Thu, 2012-01-12 09:23 -- LCDL Staff

"The Lucille Hasell Culp Collection - A Celebration of Beaufort, South Carolina” contains a selection of 300 images, primarily photographic negatives, from the much larger Lucille Hasell Culp Collection. Here one finds selected images of enduring historical value to Beaufort, such as those relating to community and military events, built structures that are no longer extant or greatly altered, iconic architecture, commercial activities, natural vistas, and daily life, 1941 – 1999.

New Beginnings

Fri, 2011-10-07 13:28 -- LCDL Admin
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This is the beginning of the Lowcountry Digital Library rebuild - a new digital library for the Lowcountry.  This library will be built on a Fedora repository with BlackLight for browse/search/display and Drupal 7 for informational pages, collection homepages, institutional information and search portals, educational content and lesson plans.  We've got limited funds and even more limited staff, but we're ambitious and intelligent - wish us luck!

Pentagon Papers - Uncensored - Finally Released!

Wed, 2011-06-15 09:31 -- LCDL Staff

The Pentagon Papers, officially titled "Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force", was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. In June of 1971, small portions of the report were leaked to the press and widely distributed. However, the publications of the report that resulted from these leaks were incomplete and suffered from many quality issues.

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