Clemson to digitize NPS documents for SCDL

Press Release: Clemson University Libraries is the proud recipient of an IMLS National Leadership grant for the development of the Open Parks Grid project. Over the next 3 years, over 3 million pages of printed information held by the National Parks Service and the state parks of South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia will be digitized and made full-text searchable. In addition, over 150,000 objects will also be digitized. These objects include maps, photographs and artifacts. Objects related to South Carolina will be made available through the South Carolina Digital Library.

For more information or questions, feel free to contact Emily B. Gore, Head of Digital Initiatives and IT at Clemson University Libraries.

Find the full press release here.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.