08 January 2009

BCL contributed the Donner to ALA's Digital Library of the Week!

The South Carolina Digital Library is Digital Library of the Week on ALA's web site!

Staff in the BDC prepared our first digital collection, Phosphate, Farms, and Family: The Donner Collection, as the BCL contribution to the SC Digital Library. The only public libraries asked to participate in the SC Digital Library thus far have been Beaufort County Library and Greenville County Library System. We're proud to have been asked to help in this statewide collaborative venture.

"Phosphate, Farms, and Family: The Donner Collection" is mentioned frequently in this blog. During December, we asked for help identifying the people by the Christmas tree at the Hall's Island Farm. We didn't get any yet, but we're still hoping that someone will recognize these black folks who were most likely servants for Conrad and Leonhard Donner.

We hope that you take advantage of our virtual BDC by visiting the South Carolina Digital Library. There are number of wonderful collections posted about a variety of topics, housed by a number of institutions -- all accessible, 24/7/365 from your home or office via the Internet.

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