|South Carolina Bookmobiles Collection|
Horry County Bookmobile, 1950
About the Collection
The South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Digital Library present the South Carolina Bookmobiles Collection, a collection of historical and contemporary images from the 1940s to the early 2000s. The photographs are from the archives of the South Carolina State Library and many were taken by State Library field agents. Portrayed in photographs are public library bookmobiles from across the state, featuring the bookmobiles themselves, library staff, patrons of all ages, and the collections housed in these mobile libraries.
This collection is the second digital project to make available the archives of the South Carolina State Library, which is rich in images and documents about the public libraries of the state and the communities they serve. Amanda Stone created the metadata schema for these 87 documents and served as project coordinator. Andre Perez, USC BSIS intern, created metadata for each item in this collection. The metadata records follow the Dublin Core format.
Scanning was done at the South Carolina State Library by Andre Perez on a flatbed Epson Expression 10000XL Photo scanner, using Epson Scan software. Images were scanned as color TIFFs at 24-bit and 600 ppi, and high quality JPEGs were created from the TIFFs.
John Quirk from the University of South Carolina Libraries uploaded the images and metadata into the content management system for the South Carolina Digital Library and created the banner for the collection.