Today we are happy to feature a guest post by the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture's Manager of Archival Services, Aaisha Haykal.
Completion of Digitizing Twentieth Century Civil Rights Collections Grant
By Aaisha Haykal, Manager of Archival Services
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.
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”…
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!
"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.
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!
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.