New and Exciting
The Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) is currently seeking to fill a part-time staff position for a period of approximately six months for the digitization and description of archival materials. Please see the below job description for further detail. Please send a letter of application along with an up-to-date CV to Tyler Mobley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop critical thinking skills by exploring topics in history, literature, and culture through primary sources. Drawing online materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States, the sets use letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, video clips, sheet music, and more. Each set (100 in all) includes a topic overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide.
The annual list of Best Historical Materials was announced by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Book and Media Awards Ceremony at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting.
DPLAfest 2015, taking place on April 17-18, 2015 in Indianapolis, brings together hundreds to discuss everything from technology and development, to (e)books, law, genealogy, and education.
Going to ALA 2015 in San Francisco this year? The Lowcountry Digital Library and the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative will be presenting "Providing Context for Digital Collections" on Monday, June 29th at 1:00pm. We hope to see you there!
Labor historian Michael Thompson will address a gathering of scholars, students, and Lowcountry workers at 6 p.m. on April 19, 2012, when he delivers “Working on the Dock of the Bay: Charleston’s Waterfront, 1783-1861” at the ILA Local 1422 Union Hall, 1142 Morrison Drive.
Thompson, a history professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will explore life and labor among antebellum dock workers in Charleston.
The Thompson lecture is free and open to the public.
Check out the Enhanced e-book for Katherine Mellen Charron's "Freedom's Teacher: The Life Of Septima Clark"! The Lowcountry Digital Library was lucky enough to be able to contribute some digital images and oral history clips to the project. Enjoy!
"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!