Archive for February, 2015

Looking for the Right Person and Skill Sets …

February 28, 2015

The short position description for the Beaufort District Collection’s Preservation Associate is on the County’s employment page http://www.bcgov.net/employment/index.php. Pay is approximately $33,800 per annum with Beaufort County benefits http://www.bcgov.net/departments/Administrative/employee-services/employee-benefits.php. Please spread far and wide.  I’d love to have a good candidate pool for the committee.

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NEH Preservation Assistance Grants due May 5

February 27, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities has published the guidelines for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Program.

The grant application deadline is May 5, 2015.  Funded projects would begin January 2016.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. Awards of up to $6000 support preservation related collection assessments, consultations, and institutional and collaborative disaster and emergency planning. Preservation Assistance Grants also support education and training in best practices for sustaining digital collections, standards for digital preservation, and the care and handling of collections during digitization. Institutions may request funds for a preservation assessment of digital collections. NEH does not fund digitization or the development of digital programs in this grant category.

Training and workshops that focus on the preservation of collections is also supported by Preservation Assistance Grants. In addition to workshops on traditional preservation, these grants will support education and training in digitization best practices as well as the management and preservation of digital resources. LYRASIS offers a complete set of courses related to the digitization of materials as well as digital preservation. Institutions could opt for a single class, a suite of classes or a course personalized for your institution. Additionally, LYRASIS can assist with preservation assessments of collections, providing identification, risk management, and general management advice related to born digital or collections of digitized resources as well as analog and hybrid collections.

Grant guidelines are available on the NEH Web site http://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/preservation-assistance-grants-smaller-institutions .  The grant application deadline is May 5, 2015.   If you would like to talk more about potential projects after reviewing the guidelines, call NEH at 202.606.8570 or email preservation@neh.gov to discuss and receive helpful tips for a writing a successful application.

Join LYRASIS for a Free Webinar “NEH Preservation Assistance Grants” http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=F5508A2E-5585-E411-88A4-002219586F0D   Advanced registration is required to receive log in.

March 11, 2015 3-4pm ET   or March. 13. 2015 11am -12pm ET

Attend a session to talk about your project ideas. Based on the recently published grant guidelines, we will be discussing potential projects for humanities collections that are digital and analog. We will also give advice on crafting your narrative and goals.

If you have further questions please contact LYRASIS Preservation Services Librarian Alix Bentrud at alix.bentrud@lyrasis.org or call 800.999.8558.

Follow the link for the complete Calendar of LYRASIS Preservation Classes  http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

Tenk GAWD fa de Gullah/Geechee Chillun! by Queen Quet

February 26, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Nation

Nebba fagit whey hunnuh cum frum!  Mi yeddi disya frum Mama dem fa tru.

Dem kno sey hunnuh bin da gwine sumwhey and e wan mek sho wha dey een hunnuh mind fa do.

Tenk GAWD fa Mama dem wods and fa de Gullah/Geechee chillun tuh!

Disya wha mek home wort cumin home tuh fa tru!

The Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy World Tour has been a tremendously blessed journey filled with smiles, embraces, gifts, and support from people from numerous cultures around the world.  The travels have been amazing sensory journeys through which my mind was stimulated due to the changing terrains and temperatures felt as well as the tastes of different cuisine.

I appreciate the blessings of being amongst those that truly appreciate the purpose of my life and want to support it. Some express how they know you from Facebook and documentaries, newspaper articles and words from friends…

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1862 Circle Gala

February 26, 2015

Penn Center - 2015 Inductees

BDC Research Room Schedule Changes

February 26, 2015

The BDC Research Room will be closed Fri., Feb. 27th and Mon., Mar. 2nd due to lack of staff.

BDC New Logo_Blue

Looking ahead – barring anything unforeseen at this time – the Research Room will be open:

  •  Tues., March 3 – Fri., March 6, 10 am to 5 pm.

The following week we begin the shorter hours.  The shorter public service hours will continue until I have a new assistant in place to handle the Research Room customers on a daily basis.

  • Mon., March 9 – Research Room is open 10 am to 5 pm. No appointments necessary.
  • Tues., March 10 – Research Room is open only by advance appointment. Call 843-255-6446 or e-mail gracec@bcgov.net to set up an appointment.
  • Wed., March 11 – Research Room is open only by advance appointment. Call 843-255-6446 or e-mail gracec@bcgov.net to set up an appointment.
  • Thurs., March 12 – Research Room is open only by advance appointment. Call 843-255-6446 or e-mail gracec@bcgov.net to set up an appointment.
  • Fri., March 13 – Research Room is open 10 am to 5 pm. No appointments necessary.

This pattern will continue until further notice.