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South Carolina State Library Construction Collection

South Carolina State Library

About the Collection

The South Carolina State Library and the South Carolina Digital Library present the South Carolina State Library Construction Collection, a collection of images of the construction of the State Library building from 1969-1970.

The photographs are from the archives of the South Carolina State Library, documenting the construction of the South Carolina State Library at 1500 Senate Street in Columbia. In 1969, the State Library Board was redesignated as the South Carolina State Library and assumed responsibility for public library development, library service for state institutions, service for the blind and physically handicapped, and library service to state government agencies. The State Library building was financed with state and federal funds and dedicated on February 18, 1970.

Acknowledgements

This collection makes available images from 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 documents and served as project coordinator. Kimberly Henderson, 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 Kim Henderson 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.

 
institute of Museum and Library Services Many S.C. State Library programs, resources and services are supported in whole or in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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