Jan 202012

Newsletter of the University Libraries
January 20, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, CNN is scheduled to broadcast its Republican Primary coverage from Greene Street, near the reflecting pool in front of Thomas Cooper Library.

Monday, January 23, National Issues Forum on Campaign Financing, convened by South Carolina Political Collections, 6:30 p.m., Hollings Library.

Friday, January 27, National Cheese Day Celebration, South Carolina Political Collections. See item below for more information on this year’s event.

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Changes being made to Employee News

Employee News will now be reported as two separate items in LINKS: ‘Personnel News’ and ‘Welcome’ and/or ‘Farewell.’

‘Personnel News’ will include the employee’s information from Human Resources, such as their name, title, and contact information.

‘Welcome’ and ‘Farewell’ will include any additional information about a new employee or exiting employee that a supervisor would like to add.

If you are a supervisor who would like to include a welcome, or a farewell, for an employee in your area, please send that information to Kathy Dowell at kdowell@mailbox.sc.edu.

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In our thoughts…

. . .Cherrie Brown, Administrative Offices, whose mother, Mrs. Helen Carver Redd, passed away Saturday, January 14.

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Hollings Library will host Open Gallery Weekends

The Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the South Carolina Political Collections Galleries in the Hollings Library will be open for public viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday during four upcoming weekends.

The Open Gallery Weekends for the spring semester are:

  • Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29
  • Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26
  • Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1
  • Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15

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SCDNP will present at RCPL and to historical association

USC faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a presentation on the S.C. Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24 at the Richland County Public Library, Main Library, located at 1431 Assembly Street, in Columbia. This event is free and open to all.

The SCDNP team also will present “New Resources for Historians: South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program,” at the South Carolina Historical Association’s annual meeting on March 3.

— Contributed by Santi Thompson

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National Cheese Day is Jan. 27

South Carolina Political Collections invites USC Libraries employees to the ninth annual celebration of National Cheese Day. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27 in the Hollings Library.

For more information, and to RSVP, go to http://library.sc.edu/blogs/scpc/2012/01/17/announcing-national-cheese-day-celebration-jan-27-2012.

— Contributed by Lori Schwartz

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In the News

The Zeutschel scanner got its own news segment on Columbia’s WIS-TV on Friday, January 13. View the entire clip at http://www.wistv.com/story/16517589/usc-library-gets-mega-scanner.

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State Library sets new hours

Effective Tuesday, January 17, the hours of operation for the South Carolina State Library are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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“Scene” this week

What is that in the header photo at the top of the page?

It’s the “Slide to unlock” prompt on one of the new iPads available for checkout to students, faculty and staff in the TCL Technology Lounge.

The iPad Checkout Program, a partnership between Student Government and Thomas Cooper Library, began Tuesday. The loan period for students is three days; the loan period for faculty and staff is five days.

Each iPad comes with a charger, power cord, protective sleeve and carrying case.

“All 20 iPads were checked out within five hours,” said Lance DuPre, Technology Lounge. “Today is the first day some of them are being returned, and they are being immediately checked out again.”

When an iPad is returned, a Technology Lounge employee wipes the student’s information from the iPad.

Each iPad has its own port on the iPad cart.

“We do a factory restore, or reset, which returns the iPad to a brand-new condition, just like you’d buy it off the shelf,” he said. “This removes any of the student’s information imprinted on the iPad when they were using it.  There is no way the patron’s data can stay on the iPad. Then we re-install everything, including the 51 apps that we provide on each iPad, and we re-charge it. In general, a full charge on the iPad lasts about 10 hours.”

This synching and re-charging can be done on the iPad cart, which has a port for each iPad.

Please note: Header images change each week. If you are reading an archived issue of LINKS, the header image will be different from the one described here.

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At Hollings Library

“‘A Quieter and Less Eventful Life’: Ernest Hemingway on Writing and Other Pursuits” – Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Gallery, through February

This photo, taken just after the Hollings’ 1971 wedding ceremony, is part of the “Public Figures/Private Lives” exhibit.

“Public Figures/Private Lives: A Valentine’s Exhibit,” opens January 23, SCPC Gallery

Political collections are filled with documents illustrating the serious challenges faced by politicians. “Public Figures/Private Lives” highlights letters, photographs and other mementos that offer a more personal glimpse into the lives of South Carolina political figures whose collections are held by USC. Included are letters between former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Olin D. Johnston and Gladys that chronicle the couple’s courtship and early years of marriage in the 1920s. Also on display are a series of letters between politician and journalist Bill Workman, Jr., and Rhea “Tommy” Thomas during their courtship and then early years of marriage while he was off serving in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific in World War II. Other items include photos of former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings and his wife of forty years, Peatsy, and a letter with the story of how longtime state legislator Alex Harvin proposed to his wife.

A selection of musical pieces that includes a composition by Scott Price, Professor of Piano Pedagogy in the School of Music, is part of the “Music Author Recognition” exhibit.

At the Music Library

“Music Author Recognition,” CDs, DVDs, music scores, books and journal articles produced by School of Music faculty during 2011, recognized during the Music Library’s Inaugural Music Author Recognition Day held in December — First Level, through January 27

At South Caroliniana Library

“worthy to be transmitted to future generations.” An Exhibition Celebrating the Reunification of Mary Boykin Chesnut’s Civil War Diary and Photograph Albums – Lumpkin Foyer, through January 28

Displays at Thomas Cooper Library

“2011 Year in Review” — Lobby, through January 31

“The 150th Anniversary of the Government Printing Office” – Government Information, Microforms and Newspapers, Level 5, through January 31

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DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR LINKS? Contact Kathy Dowell at 7-2029 or kdowell@mailbox.sc.edu.

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