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Latest News

David Banush named dean of University Libraries

David Banush, dean of libraries and academic information resources at Tulane University, has been named dean of UofSC's University Libraries, effective Nov. 1.

First recipient of Joel Myerson Internship learns hands-on at Libraries

Over the course of the summer, Parkin was exposed to multiple aspects of librarianship at the Irvin Department, from conservation to digitization.

Four faculty win SCoer awards for 2022

Congratulations to the four recipients of this year’s SCoer faculty awards. 

Congratulations to this year’s Undergraduate Research Award winners

Six students have won 2021-2022 University Libraries Undergraduate Research Awards.

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Correspondence with Otto Frank, father to Anne Frank, blossoms into decades-long connection

In 1957, 12-year-old Cara Wilson-Granat wrote a letter to Otto Frank, father of Holocaust victim and world-renowned diarist Anne Frank, and was surprised to receive a response from him.

Catesby in the Carolinas

Catesby in the Carolinas exhibit explores southeastern nature in 1700s

You’re invited to step back 300 years into the natural history of the Carolinas at Catesby in the Carolinas, a double-venue exhibit co-hosted by the UofSC Libraries and McKissick Museum.

To honor a legend

University Libraries and Historic Columbia partner to tell Modjeska Simkins' story.

UofSC virtual film project awarded two-year National Endowment for the Humanities grant

The $349,106 grant will fund development of software that will revolutionize online inspection of digitized archival films.

Reel life: rare UofSC films are in high demand

"We license about 200 films a year, so over the course of 40-plus years, that's thousands of productions our films have been featured in," says Lydia Pappas, interim director of MIRC.

Gift of rare Third Folio enhances UofSC’s Shakespeare collection

The gift, along with the university’s copies of the Second and Fourth Folios, will provide a rare opportunity for students, faculty and other researchers.

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KISS collection rocks on at UofSC Libraries

University Libraries will be home to a one-of-a-kind collection of memorabilia from the rock band KISS.

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Ray Bradbury fan donates lifelong collection to UofSC Libraries

Hardin’s Bradbury collection, which she recently gifted to the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at UofSC Libraries, grew over the decades.

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Documenting COVID-19 at the University of South Carolina

Tell us how COVID-19 has affected you, and we’ll add your story to our permanent digital collection at South Caroliniana Library.

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Enhancing the TCoop experience

New partnership creates a playbook for supporting student success

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Supporting digital scholarship

New centralized services connect faculty with technology access and support

Mark Catesby artwork print of an Ivory Billed Woodpecker

UofSC Libraries is now home to the Catesby Centre

The new Mark Catesby Centre at the University of South Carolina brings attention to the innovative work and influence of 17th-century English naturalist Mark Catesby.

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Fairfield High School Oral History Collection now online

Learn about rural life in Fairfield County, South Carolina before, during and after the era of desegregation and school integration from people who experienced it.

Upcoming Events & Exhibits

National Institutes of Health virtual campus visit

Friday, Sep. 30, 2022

Location: University Libraries Virtual Event

Cost: Free

SHARPGrads: Text Analysis Tool Sampler: Google CoLab, AntCon, & Voyant

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022

Location: University Libraries Virtual Event

Cost: Free

SHARPGrads: Introduction to OpenRefine

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022

Location: Thomas Cooper Library L104, See event description for more details.

Cost: Free

Getting Started with NVivo (Mac)

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

Location: Thomas Cooper Library L304

Cost: Free

SHARPGrads: Research Data Management Basics for Students

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022

Location: University Libraries Virtual Event

Cost: Free

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