7.31.14 Throwback Thursday

July 31st, 2014 by eburket @ 1:09 pm

Hitchhiking home from campus, 1950.

Hitchhiking home from campus in 1950.

All of the photos in the Throwback Thursday series are from Special Collections Library.

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7.29.14 Daily Photo

July 29th, 2014 by eburket @ 11:56 am

Corner of Cooper

What’s New with Photocopiers & Scanners

July 28th, 2014 by eburket @ 9:02 am

During the summer, we’ve made several changes to our faxing, photocopying, and scanning services.

We now have photocopiers that are for copying only and ones that are for scanning only.

Here’s a quick guide to where you can find what you need.

4th floor


5th floor

1 machine – scan only
1 machine – copier only
1 machine – will be scan only (in progress)

1 machine – scan only
1 machine – copier only

Also, the photocopier located on the east side of the 5th floor is now next to the photocopier near Java City.

7.22.14 Daily Photo

July 22nd, 2014 by eburket @ 12:05 pm

Sometimes you just have to take a nap.

BrowZine for iPhone is here!

July 21st, 2014 by eburket @ 1:06 pm

browzineiphoneBrowZine for iPhone is now available, dramatically expanding the ways your users can engage with BrowZine to find, read and follow their favorite journals!

With this new release, you have the option to create a BrowZine Account. If you have BrowZine installed on your iPhone and iPad, you may now “sync” your My Bookshelf contents. If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, it will automatically appear on your iPhone.

Questions? Ask A Librarian.

New Additions to State Documents Depository

July 18th, 2014 by eburket @ 10:17 am

The South Carolina State Library is dedicated to providing online access to several digital collections. The South Carolina State Documents Depository provides access to publications produced by state agencies and state-supported academic institutions. These publications provide citizens with crucial information about state government, including statistics, annual accountability reports, and data on a wide variety of topics related to the state. Items in the State Documents Depository include both print publications and born digital documents often originally published on agency websites. Below is a list of links to recently updated collections.

For more information and to view additional online collections, please visit dc.statelibrary.sc.gov.

7.17.14 Throwback Thursday

July 17th, 2014 by eburket @ 10:57 am

campus view, 1969

Campus view, 1969.

All of the photos in the Throwback Thursday series are from Special Collections Library.

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7.16.14 Daily Photo

July 16th, 2014 by eburket @ 11:37 am

CCIT computers still get used in the summer

Book Review – Paper Towns

July 16th, 2014 by eburket @ 9:25 am

Green, John. Paper Towns.
New York: Dutton Books, 2008.
Call Number: Children’s/Young Adult PZ7.G8233Pap 2008.

‘I mean, just so you know, it’s not that I am oh-so-upset about Jason. Or Becca. Or even Lacey, although I actually liked her. But it was the last string. It was a lame string, for sure, but it was the one I had left, and every paper girl needs at least one string, right?’” – page 58

paper towns coverQuentin Jacobsen and Margo Roth Spiegelman have been neighbors since the age of two. Although they sometimes played together while growing up and Quentin has certainly developed a fascination with Margo over the years, the two do not socialize much in high school. And that is why, one night near the end of their senior year, Quentin is surprised to see Margo climbing through his bedroom window.

If high school rumors are to be believed, Margo is constantly searching for excitement. According to gossip she spent three days training on the trapeze with the circus, she wheedled her way backstage at a concert before ultimately turning down the bassist of the band, and she learned to play guitar from a stranger in Mississippi. The night Margo crawls through Quentin’s window is no different: she convinces him to accompany her on an eleven-part adventure across the city of Orlando.

Initially, Quentin is nervous about assisting with Margo’s plans but he soon begins to enjoy the exploits; at the end of the night, he goes to bed hopeful that the shared adventure may transform his friendship with Margo. When Margo misses school the next day, Quentin isn’t worried; everyone knows that she disappears sometimes. But when Margo misses school again the next day, and is absent the day after that, he does become concerned. Then Quentin finds the first clue – a clue Margo must have left for him.

John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars, creates in Paper Towns an ordinary friendship – the kind that has slowly become more of an acquaintanceship – and through it shows that an idea is never exactly like that which it represents, especially when what it represents is another person. Margo is archetypically self-centered and unattainable; Quentin is archetypically nerdy, uptight, and in love with a self-centered and unattainable girl. But through the careful deconstruction of Quentin, Margo, and a few of their friends, Paper Towns underscores the difficulty of truly knowing oneself as well as the inability to genuinely know another and reveals how lives can be entwined and interlaced in beautiful, unusual, and often painful ways.

Review by Maggie Mason Smith, MLIS

7.14.14 Daily Photo

July 14th, 2014 by eburket @ 1:25 pm

Just Do It.