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November 2015 Issue of More - the Newsletter for South Carolina's Libraries now available

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Learn How to Effectively Manage Discus at your Library

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Register today for Public and Academic Libraries: Effective Management of Discus Databases!  Is your institution fully maximizing its use of the Discus collection of statewide resources? Public and academic libraries can customize and manage these resources in a variety of ways to better integrate them into their collections and services. Attend this important session to get more value from the databases provided to your library by Discus.

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State Library Seeks Digitization in a Box Participants

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The South Carolina State Library is looking for Spring, Summer, and Fall participants for its Digitization in a Box Project!

What is the Digitization in a Box project? The Digitization in a Box Project allows public libraries in South Carolina to borrow scanning equipment, hardware, and software from the State Library to start a new digitization project. 

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Register Today for Pathway to Normalcy

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Join us for a regional South Carolina workshop for public and academic library staff members. Registration is open for Pathway to Normalcy: Partnering with Emergency Planners to Build Greater Community Resilience. Is your library prepared for an emergency or disaster? This summit is designed to give you the basic tools to create a disaster readiness culture within your institution.

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The Humanities Council SC Announces New Fast Track Literary Grant

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The Humanities CouncilSC is pleased to announce the launch of a new category of grant available to nonprofit organizations and public institutions in South Carolina. The Fast Track Literary Grant is intended to support new or existing public literary programs such as (but not limited to) writers series, festivals, conferences, workshops, or writer’s residencies at schools. The Fast Track Literary Grant applications will be accepted quarterly, and the first deadline is Monday, November 16, 2015 for programs that start after January 1, 2016.

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New Preparedness LibGuide Now Available for Libraries

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The South Carolina State Library has created a DISASTER PREPAREDNESS for Libraries LibGuide.  This is a short guide of federal, state, and other online resources for libraries to have ready for staff and patrons for a variety of emergencies when library holdings are in danger of destruction.

For more information about National Preparedness Month, please visit the Ready.gov website.

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