Update #3: SCLENDS and the BDC

Alas, we have as yet been unable to resolve on-going problems with SCLENDS records for Beaufort District Collection materials. We are still measuring the depth and scope of the problems, searching for patterns behind what has gone awry, reporting any errors we find to the SCLENDS consortium, and devising a plan to mount the attack to fix the issues as efficiently as possible. 

Therefore, 2 months after the "Go Live" date (May 28th), we must continue with Plan "B":

If you can't find what you are looking for on topics of local history, culture, and environment within the SCLENDS catalog (i.e., those topics that fall within the responsibilities of this department), just give us a call at 470-6525 or e-mail me at gracec@bcgov.net with your specific questions regarding BDC and local history holdings.

We'll do our best to try to help you in spite of our continuing database problems.

Click here to read previous BDC Connections Blog postings.

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.