The Discus Office will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Friday, December 23, Monday, December 26, and Tuesday, December 27. We will also be closed for New Years on Monday, January 2. Happy Holidays!
Looking for fun projects for children over the holiday break? Check out Discus Kids! Discus – South Carolina’s Virtual Library is the “information place” for all South Carolinians. Discus, which stands for Digital Information for South Carolina Users, provides free access to an electronic library that’s available 24/7. Discus Kids highlights databases that are geared toward elementary and middle school ages. Keep your child learning over the holidays with Discus Kids!
The Discus Office is sending out Discus promotional kits to all of our participating schools! Each kit includes bookmarks, brochures, mousepads, pens, pencils, rulers, wristbands, sticky notes, a Discus poster, and the Username and Password flyer. Each kit should be delivered no later than Monday, August 29, 2016.
The South Carolina State Library is pleased to welcome Mrs. Linda Heimburger and Ms. Jessica Ogburn to the Electronic Resources department.
Proposed Changes to Discus
The South Carolina House of Representatives members have rejected the Senate’s version of the budget for the South Carolina State Library, and have submitted an amendment to control the type of materials that are purchased for DISCUS, this means that the budget will go to a conference committee for discussion. Differences in recommendations will now be decided by the budget conference committee: 3 appointed House of Representatives members and 3 appointed Senate members.