LCDL Admin's blog
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
Through the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), DPLA has been working with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content.
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.
It's that time of year again and we here at the Lowcountry Digital Library would like to cordially invite you to the 3rd annual Lowcountry Digital Library "State of the Union" meeting.
Topics covered will include:
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!
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.
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.