Bernice Robinson
The “Bernice Robinson Papers, 1920-1989” Are Available on the LCDL!

It is with tremendous pleasure that we at the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) bring 4.75 linear feet of records from the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture's “Bernice Robinson Papers, 1920-1989” providing insight into Robinson’s unique involvement with civil rights activism. Bernice Violanthe Robinson, born in 1914 in Charleston, South Carolina, to James […]

Septima P. Clark
Introducing a New Collection: “Septima P. Clark Papers, ca. 1910-ca. 1990”

Thanks to generous support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), one of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture’s most popular archival collections has been digitized: the “Septima P. Clark Papers, ca. 1910-ca. 1990.” The Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) is proud to host 4.75 linear feet of this collection, […]

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. […]

DPLA & Europeana Release Standardized Rights Statements at 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. The rights statements at have been designed with both human […]

DPLA Releases Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization

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. During the project, DPLA collaborated with trainers at Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of […]

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 […]

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 […]

LCDL 3rd Annual Partner Meeting – Thursday, February 19th 2015

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: The LCDL Annual State of the Union Address New LCDL Partners and New Opportunities SCDL and DPLA Project Updates […]

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 […]

SC-DPLA Website
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 […]