A major redesign has taken place with LearningExpress Library, the resource that provides South Carolinians the ability to access practice exams, courses, and ebooks on many vocational and academic topics. Enhancements to the product include easy-to-use navigation, timed and untimed test modes, and individualized study plans. For tablet users, LearningExpress Library is now touch-enabled and tablet-ready. In preparation for the new 2014 GED Test, the product will update soon to meet the new specifications.
Discus – South Carolina's Virtual Library has two new promotional items available to media specialists as they encourage their school community to use the electronic resources provided statewide by the South Carolina State Library.
EBSCO Information Services, one of the valued Discus vendor partners, is very generously promoting Discus and other library services in South Carolina through radio advertising that is airing right now across the state.
SmartSearch, the tool that enables users to retrieve information from numerous Discus-provided products with a single search, is once again available on the Discus website. Instead of searching individual products, users can select one or more topic categories and search across multiple resources at one time.
Newsweek, the 80-year old weekly news magazine, announced in October 2012 that it would cease publication of its print magazine in favor of an all-digital format. The last print edition of Newsweek was made available with the December 31st issue.