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New Additions to State Documents Depository - August 4 2014
Monday, 04 August 2014 13:13

The South Carolina State Library is dedicated to providing online access to several digital collections. The South Carolina State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state. Items in the State Documents Depository include both print publications and born digital documents often originally published on agency websites. Below is a list of links to recently updated collections.

Coastal Council Annual Reports
Criminal Justice Academy Annual Reports & Annual Accountability Reports
Department of Health and Human Services Annual Reports & Annual Accountability Reports
Department of Youth Services Annual Statistical Reports
Foster Care Review Board Annual Report
Office of the State Auditor Annual Reports & Annual Accountability Reports
Santee Cooper Annual Reports
Savannah Valley Authority Annual Reports
Whitten Village Annual Reports

For more information and to view additional online collections, please visit

Free Webinars Offered in September and October
Monday, 04 August 2014 08:51

The popular webinar series, South Carolina State Government: Bit by Bit continues with two webinars scheduled for September and October 2014.  The free webinar series takes a look into the websites of our state’s government agencies to find unique and useful information about South Carolina.

Kids Pages – Friday, September 12, 11:00 a.m. – noon. This session will delve into websites by several state agencies specifically designed for students and young users.  Some websites have been revised recently to align to curriculum standards.  This is a great session for educators and library staff members. Registration:

Services and Special Needs – Wednesday, October 15, 11:00 a.m. – noon. This session will take a look at South Carolina websites that have statewide services for individuals with special needs or conditions, such as emotional, mental or physical challenges, foster homes and adoption, or vocational rehabilitation. Registration:

For questions about the webinars, please contact Elaine Sandberg, Information Services Librarian at 803-734-8625 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Center Announces Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Speaker Series
Friday, 01 August 2014 08:49

The South Carolina State Library’s Center for the Book is pleased to announce its upcoming author line up for the Speaker @ the Center series.

Thursday, September 25 – Richard Dwight Porcher, Jr., and William Robert Judd, The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom. The first book to illustrate and describe the implements and machines used to prepare Carolina rice for overseas markets. Published by USC Press.
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