College of Charleston Library’s Digitization Efforts get a Shout Out on NPR

NPR understands the importance of digitization projects in our nation’s libraries. Digitization initiatives, like the College of Charleston-led Lowcountry Digital Library, provide researchers worldwide with access to original historical material. Click here to learn what NPR’s All Tech Considered segment had to say about library digitization initiatives. Click here to visit the Lowcountry Digital Library.     Please…

WSJ lauds The Compleat Angler… See it in Special Collections!

  The Wall Street Journal lauds the undying popularity of Isaac Walton’s The Compleat Angler… http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323744604578473251929009978.html The Grenville Haslam Sporting Book Collection in the Addlestone Library’s Special Collections contains 400 copies of this single title, including the famous second edition, and is one of the most comprehensive collections of The Compleat Angler in the world. To…

Addlestone Library to House SC Historical Society Collection

Starting in 2015, the College of Charleston will house the South Carolina Historical Society’s remarkable collections of books, manuscripts and archives. The College’s Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library will undergo an extensive renovation before opening the collection to the public. With the addition of the Historical Society’s materials to the College’s already extensive holdings, the…

All Lovers of Nature Love a Swamp: Wading and Wandering Throught the Lowcountry Marsh

The Friends of the Addlestone Library invite you to join Dr. Jim Tuten, Associate Professor of History, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, for a look at the evolution of two beloved Lowcountry pastimes: hunting and fishing. Dr. Tuten, a Lowcountry native and expert on the defunct South Carolina rice industry, will examine the unique natural landscape…

What’s Happening at the Library in 2013?

Winter/Spring 2013 Programming There are lots of exciting things happening in and around the Library in the next few months! A Memory of Light, Harriet McDougal and Brandon Sanderson Addlestone Library Rotunda Saturday, January 12, 3pm Join Brandon Sanderson and Harriet McDougal for a public book signing as they concludetheir cross-country launch for A Memory…

Mackenzie Library Launch Successful

On October 18th we hosted a launch of the Mackenzie Library Project featuring historian and University of South Carolina Professor David Shields.  The evening showcased the original and recently restored books from the College’s first library with publishing dates that go from 1633 to 1769.  They were restored by the CofC’s Senior, Brien Biedler, and…