SCAA zette South Carolina Archival Association newsletter Spring 2008 Volume 10 Number 1 Page 1 President’s Letter Federal grant legislation for By DEBRA BLOOM Richland County Public Library archives The honest truth is that I By LAURA JOWDY have gotten 100 times more Congressional Medal out of being the SCAA Presi- of Honor Society dent than you have gotten SCAA has leant support out of me being President. I to a new federal legislative didn’t go to graduate school funding initiative meant to to be an archivist – I went provide funding for an array to be a librarian – but I of archival goals, from have gotten a degree’s worth preservation to outreach. If of learning by collaborating approved, the Preserving the with the SCAA board and American Historical Record SCAA members. Act (PAHR) will grant Suddenly I have connec- monies to all 50 states and tions with the South Car- U.S. territories through base olina Political Collections by funding plus a formula working with Kate Moore based on population and and Dorothy Hazelrigg. My Incoming President Debra Bloom (right) land size. The funds would network reaches to Clemson hands Elizabeth Cassidy West the SCAA then be re-granted through through Jim Cross and Mike President s Award. designated state agencies. Kohl. I have made new As written, PAHR asks coastal acquaintances with our RCPL branches so now I the bar on professional en- for $50 million over the next Georgette Mayo at the Avery can add to my resume that I thusiasm and productivity. five years, beginning with Research Center (who works am the curator of a travel- Not only is each board $10-20 million now. Based with my new best friend ing exhibit! member an outstanding pro- on the current formula, Harlan Greene) and Susan Laura Jowdy, who works fessional but they are fun to South Carolina would gain Hoffius, curator at the War- for the Congressional Medal work with. Our Spring approximately $700,000 if ing Historical Library, of Honor Society, is a great Workshop and Fall Confer- the full $50 million were to MUSC. example of a refreshing new ences will be exceptional af- be authorized. The S.C. Past President Elizabeth professional. She jumped fairs and I hope you will be State Historical Records Ad- West, from Caroliniana, took right in to help with our able to attend both. We have visory Board would be the the time to show me some newsletter and gave the en- already put a lot of thought re-granting agency. great free software which I tire board an inspiring and time into their prepara- The aims of PAHR are to used to create my first ex- boost. Then there is Heather tion. If you have not been on fund preservation efforts; hibit. I would never have South from the State the SCAA board, you should programs that provide edu- done it without her. My ex- Archives who is such a can- give some thought to joining. cation and training to hibits are going to travel to do girl that she has raised It is all good. archivists and others who handle historical records; to create online access tools; Calendar of events SCAA Awards and to create initiatives to make use of historical April 8, 2008: SCAA Spring Workshop ■ South Carolina Archivist of the Year, Career June 2008: SCAA Annual Social, SC State Achievement Award, Program Innovation records (specifically educa- University Archives, Museum & Planetarium Award, and Friend of the Archives Award tional programs for K-12 October 8, 2008: SCAA Fall Workshop ■ Deadline: Aug. 31, 2008: Page 8 for details students and National His- tory Day). Page 2 SCAAzette / Spring 2008 USCA Archives: An introduction By ALEXIA JONES HELSLEY and draft policies for their use. and JANE H. TUTEN The library undertook the challenge University of South Carolina Aiken & and agreed to fund the cost of supplies Gregg-Graniteville Library, USCA and equipment for the project. Also, be- The University of South Carolina cause of scheduled renovations, it was Aiken is an accredited four-year liberal the perfect time to create a designated arts institution. Founded in 1961, area within the library to house the USCA is part of the University of archives. With a designated space in South Carolina. From its inception, the hand in 2005, Director Tuten pro- Gregg-Graniteville Library and the ceeded to make the dream a reality. USCA administration wanted to docu- That year, Tuten hired Alexia Jones ment the history of the institution. Helsley – an archivist with over 30 However, due to the inadequacy of years experience with the South Car- State funding, achieving that goal took olina Department of Archives and His- The University of South years. The turning point came in the tory and a part-time lecturer in history fall of 2004. for USCA – to tackle the huge task of Carolina Aiken Archives. In late 2004, the University’s Acade- organizing and setting up the archives mic Council, composed of academic for USC Aiken. In addition, Director Records of the Aiken County Commis- unit heads, met to consider how to allo- Tuten contacted campus departments sion on Higher Education, Records of cate the revenues generated by the and received a flood of documents, pho- the Faculty Assembly, and Records of University for the summer 2004 – tographs, yearbooks, reports, Faculty USCA’s first chancellor, William 2005. Jane H. Tuten, Director of the Assembly minutes, newspapers, and Casper. These sources detail the found- Gregg-Graniteville Library, was an ephemera. ing of USCA and its growth from a avid supporter of the dream of creating Today, the USCA Archives remains a two-year to a four-year institution. In- an archives. At that time, the Council work in progress. However, the terest in the archives and the number directed the Gregg-Graniteville Li- archivist has identified, arranged, and of reference requests received docu- brary to employ an archivist to collect major series that document the history ment the vision of the Academic Coun- and arrange the University of South and development of USCA. Of special cil and Tuten in creating this reposi- Carolina Aiken’s archival documents interest are the archives’ holdings of tory for USCA’s history. SCAA Executive Board SCAAzette ■ President ■ Treasurer ■ Director Editorial Debra Bloom James Cross Georgette Mayo Richland County Public Library Clemson University Libraries Avery Research Center for Staff firstname.lastname@example.org Special Collections African American History ■ Laura S. Jowdy, 864-656-3031 & Culture Editor ■ Vice President email@example.com College of Charleston Congressional Medal Susan Dick Hoffius 843-953-7627 of Honor Society Waring Historical Library, MUSC ■ Director firstname.lastname@example.org 843-884-8862 843-792-2288 Heather South email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org S.C. Department of Archives ■ Membership Officer & History Kate Moore ■ Geoff LoCicero, ■ Secretary 803-896-6211 S.C. Political Collections, USC Designer Dorothy M. Hazelrigg email@example.com 803-77-0578 University Publications, S.C. Political Collections, USC USC 803-777-3131 firstname.lastname@example.org 803-777-3682 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org SCAAzette / Spring 2008 Page 3 S C A A S P R I N G ’ 0 8 C O N F E R E N C E Get a jump-start on Archives Month By HEATHER SOUTH sources discussed during the day can and the wonderful treasures we have! SC Department of Archives and History be used year round, not just in Octo- We’ll be learning about events and Join us on April 8, 2008, at the ber. This daylong event is packed with experiences from our neighbors in South Carolina Department of sessions and speakers dealing with Georgia and their Archives Month cele- Archives and History for our annual promoting programs at your institu- brations. Delve into technological re- spring workshop. This year’s theme is tion. Promotion is definitely an area sources for advertising your archives, Archives Month: Preparation, Educa- most archives are lacking in and it is and learn about press releases and tion, Celebration, but the ideas and re- time we started advocating archives other printed promotional materials. S C A A F A L L ’ 0 7 C O N F E R E N C E Business meeting recap By LAURA JOWDY year because SHRAB is Congressional Medal highlighting it. She sug- of Honor Society gested that anyone with SCAA’s annual business ideas for Archives Month let meeting took place in con- her know about them. In ad- junction with lunch during dition, President Bloom re- L-R, Michael Kohl, Nancy Sambets, Graham the Fall Conference on Octo- ported that the new mem- Duncan, and Susan Boyd at the fall session. ber 16, 2007. Highlights of bership officer, Kate Moore, that meeting follow: James Cross, SCAA Trea- will focus on improved com- munication with SCAA Putting policies, Fall ’08 surer, gave his report. In members and encouraged procedures Mark Your Calendars! summary, last year SCAA into practice anyone who is not getting SCAA 2008 Fall Confer- spent $8,905.65 but took in communications to update ence: October 8, 2008 $17.148.71, giving the Asso- his/her contact information. ciation a balance of By DEBRA BLOOM The business meeting also surance Preserve Fund, $8.243.06 going into the new Richland County featured elections for four shared her knowledge of in- year. The Hart Endowment Public Library board positions; the results surance and insurance prob- Fund now has $6,451.00 and were as follows: Putting Policies and Pro- lems for institutions with SCAA’s Certificate of De- cedures into Practice was ■Vice-President/President valuable collections. A panel posit at BB&T has a balance the focus of the SCAA Fall Elect: discussion called Reference of $11,014.63. Conference on Oct. 16, 2007. Policies and Procedures was In her final presidential Susan Dick Hoffius The morning session opened the final session. Graham speech, Elizabeth West con- Curator, Waring Historical with Herb Hartsook, Direc- Duncan (Manuscripts Divi- gratulated SCAA for being Library, MUSC tor of the South Carolina Po- sion of the South Carolini- an active group. She also en- litical Collections (USC), ■ Secretary: ana Library), Nancy Sam- couraged members to con- presenting a great session, bets (Historical Center of tact the SCAA board if they Dorothy Hazelrigg Donor Relations and Deeds York County Archivist), and have ideas for future work- Curator, S.C. Political of Gift. Grace Cordial (Beau- Susan Boyd (Greenville shops or conferences, to help Collections, USC fort Public Library), Deb- County Local History Room with planning, or to suggest bielee Landi (Furman Uni- ■ Director: Manager) shared the poli- speakers or themes. Ms. versity Special Collections cies and procedures their fa- West was then presented Georgette Mayo Librarian), and Agnes Cor- cilities use to enhance pa- with the President’s Award Reference Archivist, Avery bett (Director of the Camden Archives) followed with a trons’ use of collections. in appreciation for her lead- Research Center for African ership over the past year. American History and Cul- panel discussion the ups and SCAA appreciates the Incoming President Debra ture, College of Charleston downs of volunteers. work our presenters do to Bloom then outlined her The session Insurance for prepare for the conference. ■ Membership Chair: Archives, Libraries and Mu- We also want to thank our plan for leadership. She noted that Archives Month Kate Moore seums was presented by student volunteers who (October 2008) is going to be Processing Archivist, S.C. Athena Westeren. Ms. West- work the registration desk. important for SCAA this Political Collections, USC eren, a Property and Liabil- There wouldn’t be a confer- ity Manager for the SC In- ence without them! Page 4 SCAAzette / Spring 2008 Update on the S.C. Digital Library Initiative By JAMES E. CROSS pointed the SCDL Project ■ SCDL staff has contacted tions for digitization pro- and KATE BOYD Administrator. each pilot project liaison and grams. The attendees of the Clemson University and ■ SCDL staff is currently discussed and shared exam- summit determined that it University of South Carolina drafting a business plan ples of how SCDL wants is too early in the program A great deal has hap- that details the long-term materials delivered (includ- to discuss the implementa- pened since the last update monetary and institutional ing scanning and metadata tion of a fee structure for on the South Carolina Digi- sustainability of the pro- requirements). The pilot participating institutions. tal Library (SCDL) in the gram. projects—at USC, USC The attendees also demon- SCAAzette. The Task Forces Beaufort, the Greenville strated support for the for- ■ The CONTENTdm multi- were constituted and com- Public Library System, and mation of an Executive site server has been pur- pleted their work over the the Beaufort County Public Board that would handle fu- chased by PASCAL and is course of 2007. A meeting of Library—are ongoing collab- ture funding and sustain- being set up. the Task Forces was held on orative projects that are be- ability issues for the SCDL. ■ Equipment needs at the ing incorporated into the Discussion was also geared May 11, 2007. The Digital CONTENTdm server and SCDL. towards establishing a par- Collections Committee and scanning centers have been ent institution for SCDL. the Finance and Governance ■ SCDL staff has promoted determined. Two scanners The State Library emerged Task Force hosted discussion the program by attending and two workstations, one as the prime candidate. with potential stakeholders the annual conferences of each for Clemson and the on June 20, 2007. To see re- three state organizations: ■ Current members of PAS- College of Charleston, have ports from the Task Forces SC Library Association CAL’s Digital Collections been ordered and set up for and of the May 11th and (SCLA); SC Archival Associ- Committee and SCDL’s nine scanning centers. June 20th meetings, go to ation (SCAA); and Palmetto task forces have been con- http://www.scmemory.org/ ■ SCDL staff has completed Archives, Libraries, and Mu- tacted about the restructur- about/wg/index.htm. the “Metadata for You and seums Council on Preserva- ing of those groups into new Me” workshops. These work- tion (PALMCOP). Kate Boyd Working Groups. The chairs In September 2007, SCDL shops were designed to pro- gave a presentation on the of the Working Groups will received an LSTA grant to vide guidance for creating progress of SCDL at the form an oversight committee further develop the SCDL. metadata that is easily un- PALMCOP conference. (a Working Group Advisory During the grant, the mem- derstood, processed, har- Board) to monitor the ber libraries at the Univer- ■ Three professional educa- vested, and used outside of progress of the individual sity of South Carolina, tors have been chosen to de- its local environment. SCDL Working Groups and report Clemson University, and velop K-12 lesson plans staff learned many new its findings to whatever gov- College of Charleston and based around the digital col- methods on how to create erning body is decided upon. PASCAL will work together lections that will be avail- metadata that can be har- The SCDL is currently at- to fully implement the able through SCDL. vested by aggregators such tempting to determine the South Carolina Digital Li- ■ The Multi-site software, as OAIster, an online union level of interest held by the brary (SCDL), to connect the which will tie all the images catalog of digital resources. individuals who were con- CONTENTdm databases from the different servers The staff also recognized tacted, and whether or not across the state, and to together, has arrived and some of the limitations of they would be willing to par- guide and assist other insti- the Systems Administrator using CONTENTdm as a ticipate in the Working tutions with creating unique at USC is putting it to- digital asset management Groups. SC digital collections for gether. Once the Multi-site system while taking part in population of the SCDL. The software is in place, there Also, SCDL is attempting these workshops. partners will develop and will be some reworking of to coordinate with USC’s implement three digitization ■ The SCDL home website, School of Library and Infor- the SCDL Web site. services labs (at Clemson, http://www.digilibsc.org, is mation Science to develop a up. ■ A stakeholders’ summit the College of Charleston, plan that explores the possi- was held on November 14, and USC) and a multi-site ■ Scanning and metadata bility of conducting a survey 2007 at the SC State Mu- server across the state, a guidelines have been written of cultural heritage materi- seum in Columbia, SC. Dr. training program for the li- and approved by respective als in South Carolina with Toby Graham, Director of brarians, and a pilot project Task Forces. These guide- an eye toward determining the Digital Library of Geor- that introduces digital col- lines are now available on whether revisions are gia, was brought in as a con- lections in K-12 classrooms. SCDL’s home web site (see needed in the current collec- sultant and provided a pres- To date the SCDL has done above). SCDL is working on tion policy for future proj- entation on the the following to fulfill the more and better documenta- ects undertaken by SCDL. sustainability, strategic grant objectives: tion and proposal guidelines planning, and funding op- ■ Kate Boyd has been ap- for scanning projects. SCAAzette / Spring 2008 Page 5 Entries needed for SHRAB Oral histories online repository directory document political lives By JEANETTE BERGERON Work began two years ago on the di- Evangelical Lutheran rectory updating. SHRAB has received Church in America responses from over half of the reposi- The South Carolina State Historical tories listed in the 2000 version, but Records Advisory Board (SC SHRAB) many are still missing. The new site- By HERBERT J. HARTSOOK needs your assistance in updating the in-progress is located at http:// South Carolina Political state's online directory of South Car- palmettohistory.org/hrdir/dirs.htm. Collections, USC olina historical records repositories. Please take the time to review your The 2000 version is located at Since its formation in 1991, South repository's information. http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/ Carolina Political Collections at the Please note the links to separate repository/repositories.htm and is used University of South Carolina has used lists of respondents and non-respon- by genealogists, scholars and other re- oral history to supplement its major ders. Though it is particularly impor- searchers to find the appropriate insti- collections. Often, donors of collections tant that SHRAB hear from those that tutions in South Carolina for their re- are interviewed to ensure that their ca- have not submitted repository informa- search needs. reers are documented as fully as possi- tion, SHRAB would also be interested The requested categories of informa- ble. Staff, family, and associates are in hearing from those who believe tion include the following: county, also good candidates for interviews. In their previously submitted repository repository name, alternative name, addition to interviews related to spe- information needs to be changed. parent organization, street location, cific collections, SCPC is engaged in a Jeanette Bergeron, Archivist of the city, state, zip, telephone (for questions major oral history project documenting James R. Crumley Jr. Archives of the and appointments), fax, whether or not the rise of the Republican Party in Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amer- appointments are required or recom- South Carolina. Typical interviews re- ica, Columbia, is managing the direc- mended, web site URL, organization quire two to eight hours. All inter- tory update for the SC SHRAB. Please type (from academic, history museum, views are transcribed and edited. contact her directly about your reposi- archives, library/special collection, his- tory information. Jeanette can be Late in 2007, SCPC began to make torical society, denominational), scope reached at: JBergeron@ltss.edu, (803) its edited transcripts available in elec- statement including approximate lin- 461-3234 (office), and by mail at P.O. tronic format on its Web site ear feet and formats and subjects of Box 3621, Columbia, SC 29230. http://www.sc.edu/library/scpc/. SCPC materials, date range, and highlighted Please consider participating in this should have at least fifty interviews on collections. If a category is not perti- important project. Not only does it pro- the site by the end of 2009. The first nent for your repository, such as alter- vide free marketing for your repository, transcripts placed on the web include native names, just leave it blank. it also is an important tool to serve the major interviews conducted by the Uni- SHRAB would like to collect all infor- research community. versity’s McKissick Museum with pow- mation for entries by March 31. erful state senator Rembert Dennis (1915-1992), and by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History Online obituary index at RCPL with governor Robert E. McNair (1923- 2007). The other interviews feature Charlie Boineau (1923-2005), the first By DEBRA BLOOM eliminated the time consuming process Republican elected to the South Car- Richland County Public Libraries of collecting money and sending copies olina General Assembly since Recon- We have a new way of handling pa- via snail mail while increasing our pa- struction; Watson Dorn and Steve Grif- tron requests for obituary and article tron transaction. Before the e-mail fith recalling the 1950 congressional look-ups at the Richland County Public service went live we answered maybe 5 campaign of William Jennings Bryan Library in Columbia, SC. With the co- or 6 requests a month for obit look-ups. Dorn (1916-2005); Martha Edens, for- operation of the Technology and Peri- In January, we e-mailed 114 requests mer Republican National Committee- odical Departments the library’s obitu- for articles and obits. Take a look: woman; Marshall Parker (b.1922), for- ary indexes have been put online. http://hip.richland.lib.sc.us:8080/ mer state senator; Tom Pope In addition, we have added an e- ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=main--1&lang= (1913-1999), prominent Newberry at- mail link so that patrons may request eng#focus. torney and Speaker of the SC House; the full text of obituaries. Our new If you are interested in South Car- Ted Riley (1900-1994), Democratic scanning microfilm machine allows us olina genealogy visit my blog for up- Party Chairman; Dan Ross (b.1923), to scan articles and obituaries from mi- dates as I get them: www.thedead state Republican Party chairman; and crofilm and e-mail them to patrons as librarian.blogspot.com. John West (1922-2004), Governor and a PDF or JPEG file. This has nearly Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Page 6 SCAAzette / Spring 2008 P R O F E S S I O N A L & G R A N T O P P O R T U N I T I E S NEH grants NEH grants 10 SHRAB training sessions of up ■ Deadline: May 15, 2008 ■ Application: By HEATHER SOUTH sues/Practices for Local Gov- http://www.neh.gov SC Department of ernments and a special one- to $6,000 ■ Details: http://www.neh. gov/grants/grantsgov/ about.html Archives & History The SC State Historic time only session on Policies and Best Practices for available Records Advisory Board in- Archival Management. vites you to attend one of Classes start up in March at preservation workshops their ten different training so be sure to register and re- The National Endowment and training programs (in- sessions being offered this serve your space! for the Humanities (NEH) will cluding training in best prac- year. From archival policies For more information and award grants of up to $6,00 tices for digitizing collections); and procedures to disaster registration details on these on a non-matching basis to and consultations with preser- planning and recovery, these inexpensive and informative support the preservation of vation professionals to develop sessions are a wonderful op- workshops please check out materials in collections-hold- a plan to address a specific portunity to learn new infor- the SC SHRAB Website: ing organizations. A focus of preservation problem (includ- mation, refresh your skills, http://www.state.sc.us/ this program is to promote ing digital preservation is- and reconnect with peers scdah/shrab/2009 preservation planning and sues). across the state. regrant/2009regrant preservation training within All applications must be In this training cycle, four Workshops.htm the country’s smaller institu- submitted electronically. The different themed workshops Or feel free to contact tions. Last year 50% of pro- application will soon be online will be offered at various lo- Heather South, Preservation posals in this category were at: http://www.neh.gov. For cations and dates; Disaster Officer for the SC Depart- funded. more information, go to: Planning and Recovery, Ba- ment of Archives and His- Eligible activities include http://www.neh.gov/grants/ sics of Archives: An tory at 803-896-6112 or general preservation and con- grantsgov/about.html. Overview of Arrangement email@example.com servation surveys; attendance and Description, Archival Is- Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Institutional By MELISSA BUCHANAN mander aboard USS YORK- and O’Hare will also be com- Patriots Point Naval TOWN CV-10 and also plete by the end of FY 2009. update & Maritime Museum played a prominent role in Also, the Institute of Mu- Melissa Buchanan of the the creation of modern naval seum and Library Services initial recipients of the Patriots Point Naval & Mar- aviation along with John S. (IMLS) in conjunction with IMLS Connecting to Collec- itime Museum has nearly Thach and Butch O’Hare. It the American Association for tions Bookshelf, a grant-in- completed indexing the pa- is expected that indexing an State and Local History has kind made as part of the pers of Vice Admiral James extensive collection of docu- announced that Patriots IMLS’ Connecting to Collec- H. Flatley, Jr., who served as ments and oral historical Point Naval & Maritime tions: A Call to Action con- the original Air Group Com- materials relating to Thach Museum will be one of the servation initiative. Employment opportunities in the ■ Project Manager Greenville, NC Southeast Employment link (Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Full-time Posted 12/27/2007 ■ Archives Technician Records Project) ■ Instructor, Archivist/ Catholic Diocese of Charleston The Georgia Archives, Council ■ Archivist/Librarian, Popular Coordinator of Historical Charleston, SC of State Archivists Music and Culture Collection Posted 3/14/08 Morrow, GA Georgia State University South Carolina State University Posted 1/10/2008 ■ Digital Archivist (Instructor) Atlanta, GA Orangeburg, SC Waring Historical Library, Full-time ■ Archivist for Metadata Full-time Medical University of SC Posted 1/19/2008 and Encoding Open Date: 10/18/2007 Charleston, SC Duke University ■ Head of Libraries Special ■ Archivist Full-time Durham, NC Collections McConnell Library, Open date: 3/3/2008 Posted 1/8/2008 University of Miami Libraries Radford University ■ Records Manager/Archivist Coral Gables, FL ■ University Archivist and Radford, VA Atlanta University Center Full-time Records Manager Full-time Atlanta, GA Posted 1/17/08 Joyner Library, Open Date: Immediately Posted 2/6/2008 East Carolina University SCAAzette / Spring 2008 Page 7 J U N E 2 6 , 1 9 4 0 - F E B R U A R Y 2 0 , 2 0 0 8 In Memoriam: Agnes Branham Corbett Agnes Branham Corbett passed on Wednes- Richard Corbett, Sr.; sons, Jack Richard Cor- day, February 20, 2008. Born in Camden, she bett, Jr. of Camden, and Dr. Joel Thomas Cor- was the daughter of the late J. Levi and Mar- bett (Kristina) of Clemson; and a sister, Ann garet Miles Branham. Mrs. Corbett was the Faulkenberry (Gary) of Liberty Hill. Memori- director of the Camden Archives and Museum als may be made to Camden Southern where she had been employed since 1985, serv- Methodist Church. ing in many areas before being named the di- Mrs. Corbett will be remembered as an ac- rector in 1990. She was a graduate of Winthrop tive member of the South Carolina archival University with a degree in history and edu- community. Most recently she served as a cation. She was a member of Camden South- panel speaker on volunteers and student as- ern Methodist Church where she was a Sun- sistants during the Fall 2007 Conference. She day School teacher and pianist. will be missed. Agnes B. Corbett Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Jack Meet … Emily Gore, Clemson University Libraries In November, Emily Gore joined the Carolina, NC ECHO (http://www. North Carolina Digital Library Clemson University Libraries as the ncecho.org), based at the State Library (http://digital.lib.ecu.edu/ Head of the newly established Digital of North Carolina. As the Project Man- historyfiction/), a collaborative multi- Initiatives Unit. In the coming months, ager for NC ECHO, Gore worked to set year partnership with three eastern she will be hiring staff and setting up goals for the project, set best practices North Carolina museums and area K- a scan center at Clemson that will be for digitization and metadata, provide 12 educators. Gore also worked with part of the statewide South Carolina continuing education in digitization for her staff at East Carolina and the staff Digital Library effort. Gore is no the state, secure continued funding for of Special Collections to convert their stranger to the state of South Car- the project and served as a consultant paper finding aids to EAD. olina. She is a Clemson University for digitization throughout the state of Gore is originally from Ocean Isle graduate (’97, English) and previously North Carolina. Prior to joining NC Beach, NC, and has interests in cul- worked at The Citadel as a Systems ECHO, Gore served as Head of the tural history, technology, historic archi- Librarian (2001-2002). Gore holds an Center for Digital Projects at East Car- tecture and genealogy. Gore has many MLIS from the University of Alabama. olina University, where she was suc- family connections to Horry County, Prior to joining the faculty at Clem- cessful in obtaining close to $500,000 South Carolina and is a member of the son, Gore was the Project Manager for in grant funding to digitize collections. Horry County Historical Society. the statewide digital library in North She led the efforts to build the Eastern Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art Exhibition Landscape of Slavery: The the United States. full-color, 162 pages publica- ■ May 9 – Aug. 3, 2008 Plantation in American Art Organized by the Gibbes, tion was produced in conjunc- ■ Gibbes Museum of Art examines plantation-related Landscape of Slavery travels tion with the exhibition. 135 Meeting Street, works of art from the eigh- to three venues including the Landscape of Slavery was Charleston, SC 29401 teenth century to the present. University of Virginia Art Mu- made possible by the gener- ■ 843-722-2706 The exhibition considers plan- seum in Charlottesville, Vir- ous support of Gibbes, etc., the ■ www.gibbesmuseum.org tation images in the context ginia (Jan. 25-April 20, 2008); National Endowment for the of the history of landscape the Gibbes (May 9-Aug. 3, Arts, the Charleston Renais- painting while addressing 2008); and the Morris Mu- sance Gallery, The Henry and Dr. and Mrs. George W. their impact, both real and seum of art in Augusta, Geor- Sylvia Yaschik Foundation, Williams and Charleston perceived, on race relations in gia (Aug. 23-Oct. 19, 2008). A The Humanities Council SC, Magazine. Page 8 SCAAzette / Spring 2008 SCAA Awards Nominations due Aug. 31, 2008. Awarded at the SCAA business meeting during the Fall Conference. Please see the nomination form at the end of the newsletter! South Carolina Archivist of the Year: To a current SCAA member, in recognition of ex- tensive years of exceptional service to the profession, particularly in South Carolina, and to forwarding the mission and goals of the South Carolina Archival Association. Career Achievement Award: In recognition of an extensive body of work on the preser- vation of historical material about South Carolina and of service to promoting their use, and generally awarded upon retirement, relocation from South Carolina and similar events. Recipients do not have to be SCAA members. Program Innovation Award: To SCAA members, based upon criteria such as, but not limited to: Creating a viable archives where none existed; publishing materials that bene- fit archives and archivists; establishing successful new programs such as access to collec- tions on the web or working with community groups to promote archives. Successful ef- forts should be South Carolina-based. Friend of the Archives Award: To an individual or organization which promotes, advo- cates, and/or defends archives and archival programs in South Carolina. Nominations deadline: Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008. Send to SCAA Awards Chair: Susan Hoffius, MLS Curator Waring Historical Library Medical University of South Carolina 175 Ashley Ave., MSC 403 Charleston, SC 29425-4030 (t) 843-792-2288 (f) 843-792-8619 firstname.lastname@example.org SCAA 2008 Awards Nomination Form Submit a separate request for each nomination. Include 3 copies for paper nomina- tions. (Only one copy of email nominations needs to be submitted). Please include: Nominee’s Name____________________________________________________ Institution__________________________________________________________ Address____________________________________________________________ Nominator’s Name___________________________________________________ Nominator’s Phone________________ Nominator’s Email___________________ Name of Award _____________________________________________________ Describe the justifications for this nominee receiving this award. Please be specific and provide factual details. The more information you can provide, the stronger the case you will make for your nominee. Please use an additional page.