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Announcing the Completion of our NHPRC Grant!

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 From 2015 to 2017, the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) […]

Accepting Applications for Temporary Staff Position at LCDL!

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 mobleyt@cofc.edu. Job Description – […]

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DPLA Announces New Primary Source Guides for Teachers

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. […]

LDHI Selected for Best Historical materials by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)!!

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. The list, in its 11th year, recognizes the evaluation and effectiveness in coverage of historical resources in all fields of history. Published in Reference and User […]

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DPLAfest 2015 – April 17-18 – Indianapolis

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. DPLAfest 2015–set to coincide with DPLA’s 2nd birthday–will appeal to teachers and students, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and technologists, publishers and authors, genealogists, and members of the public alike who are interested in […]

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LCDL and LDHI at ALA 2015

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! Presentation Description: This panel will discuss the Lowcountry Digital Library's decision to create the Lowcountry Digital […]

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LCDL and the DPLA!

The Lowcountry Digital Library, as part of the larger South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL), is a proud member of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)!  SCDL is one of only six service hubs asked to participate as an initial service hubs pilot project for the DPLA.  Clemson University Libraries, the College of Charleston and the University […]

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Hines Prize Lecture: April 19, 2012 at 6pm

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, […]

Septima Clark Enhanced E-Book Available Now!

  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 enhanced electronic version of the book draws from archives, libraries, and the author's personal […]

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

"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 […]