: Look, Read, & Learn
The new Digital Public Library of America draws on Lowcountry history
Photos, original documents, videos, and sound clips from throughout our nation’s history: they’re now yours to explore free of charge, thanks to the Digital Public Library of America, launched in April.
The resource draws upon a network of digital libraries around the country, including Harvard Library, Smithsonian Institution, and ARTstor. Also on that venerable list? Our own South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL)—which includes College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL)—one of only six state digital libraries selected for the launch.
“We have been recognized for adding content faster than any other state in the nation, and what we’re adding is high-quality material, thanks to our rich cultural history,” explains John White, director of the LCDL and interim dean of the College of Charleston Libraries.
Search the virtual stacks or meander among the exhibits, map, and timeline at www.dp.la.