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South Carolina Bar Selects Fastcase for Legal Research Member Benefit

“The South Carolina Bar announced today that it has selected Fastcase to provide a nationwide legal research benefit that will be offered free to its members, effective November 1. The South Carolina Bar previously had offered a legal research service provided by Lawriter LLC to its members, but it announced today that it would become the seventh state bar association to upgrade from that service to Fastcase. The South Carolina Bar will be the 25th state bar association to offer Fastcase to its members.” (via PRWeb)

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S.C. Governor Upholds Penalties for Gay-Themed Books in State Budget

“Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has opted not to veto a measure in the state’s 2014-15 budget that would penalize two universities by a total of nearly $70,000 for assigning books with gay themes, reports The State, a newspaper in Columbia, S.C. Under the budget, the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate will have to spend $52,000 and $17,000, respectively, to teach the U.S. Constitution and other founding documents, “including the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals.” The budget will take effect on July 1. The South Carolina House of Representatives initially voted to strip the universities of the funds outright, but it later opted, in tandem with state senators, to direct the money to the teaching of the founding documents.” (via The Chronicle of Higher Education)

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SC Senate approves bill to give libraries legal muscle to ban patrons

“The S.C. Senate voted 32-6 on Tuesday to approve a bill that would give public libraries legal muscle to ask patrons to leave and stay away. The bill would make it a misdemeanor to for someone to refuse to leave a library if asked by a library’s manager or director, or to return to the library after being warned in writing to stay away.” (via The State)

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S.C. Senate Is Urged to Reject Penalties for Colleges Over Gay-Themed Books

“Top officials of the American Association of University Professors, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Modern Language Association, and other groups are urging South Carolina’s State Senate to reject attempts by the House of Representatives to penalize two colleges that assigned books with gay themes to incoming freshmen. This month the House moved to strip the College of Charleston of $52,000 in the state budget and the University of South Carolina-Upstate of about $17,000, citing concerns that the reading assignments were out of line with taxpayers’ values. The College of Charleston had assigned Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, by Alison Bechdel, and the Upstate campus had chosen Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio, edited by Candace Chellew-Hodge and Ed Madden.” (via Chronicle of Higher Education)

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Library issue may divide Columbia, rural voters

“If Columbia voters are motivated to cast ballots Nov. 5 in a three-man race for mayor, that could help advocates of a proposed tax increase for libraries, some observers say. City voters are likely to be more receptive to raising taxes for libraries – while county voters, with nothing else on the ballot to interest them, may choose to stay home on Election Day, political consultant Tige Watts said Sunday.” (via The State)

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State Agency Social Media Library Announced

“The South Carolina State Library is pleased to present the South Carolina State Agency Social Media Library (scsocialmedialibrary.org), which provides public access to social media activity from partner South Carolina state agencies. The South Carolina State Library is collaborating with ArchiveSocial, a social media archiving company based in Durham, NC to create this searchable library. Social media streams currently include Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube content created or received by seven state government agencies, including the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Department of Commerce.” (via South Carolina State Library)

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South Carolina State Library Presents South Carolina School Directory Digital Collection

“The South Carolina State Library is pleased to present the South Carolina School Directory Digital Collection. Since 1911 the South Carolina State Department of Education has published a yearly directory of schools in the state. Information catalogued in each issue is different; some issues include school and district information, Department of Education staff and programs, listings of private schools and colleges, statistics, and state educational associations. These directories provide valuable information about the school buildings and educational leaders in a community. The issues available are from 1912-2010.”

via South Carolina State Library

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