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SC State Library Now Offering Unlimited Access to TumbleBooks

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The South Carolina State Library and TumbleBooks Inc. are pleased to announce that the Library is now offering its citizens unlimited and unrestricted access to TumbleBookLibrary. TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, reading comprehension quizzes, read-along chapter books, and educational resources used by over 20,000 schools and libraries in 100 countries around the world.

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Search Discus Kids Today!

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Looking for fun projects for children over the holiday break? Check out Discus KidsDiscus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus Kids highlights databases that are geared toward elementary and middle school ages. Keep your child learning over the holidays with Discus Kids!

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Going Back to School with Discus - SC's Virtual Library

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Listen to the latest episode of our LibraryVoicesSC podcast as we sit down with the SC Discus staff, Patricia Sinclair, Jessica Ogburn, and Linda Heimburger.  In this episode, we explore a few of the many wonderful resources available in the South Carolina Virtual Library and learn a few tricks and tips for using some of the tools. Some of the tools highlighted include: BrainPopjr, Opposing Viewpoints, Science Reference Center, Credo, Nursing Resource Center, Consumer Health Complete and more.

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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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Meadow Glen Middle teacher to serve on DPLA national committee

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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) selected Meadow Glen Middle Sixth-Grade Social Studies Teacher and House Leader Albert Robertson to serve on the 2015–2016 Education Advisory Committee.

DPLA received more than 300 applicants for the committee. The 10 educators selected will work on accomplishing the goals of the “Putting Digital Collections to Work in Education Through Community Curation” grant funded by The Whiting Foundation.

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South Carolina State Library Launches New SmartSearch Enhancements

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New enhancements make it easier than ever for state residents of all ages to use Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library. SmartSearch, the tool that allows researchers to conduct a single search and retrieve information from numerous electronic resources in the Discus collection, is now powered by EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

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State Library Partners with LYRASIS on Statewide Job Seekers Collection

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LYRASIS recently announced a collaboration with the South Carolina State Library and Discus, South Carolina's Virtual Library, to provide a customized online collection of current resources for job seekers in the state. The partnership is creating a collection, using the OCLC NetLibrary ® eContent platform, of more than 250 electronic books for career and job seekers.

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