South Carolina’s Virtual Library: DISCUS
Friday - September 21, 2012
About This Show
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 provides a variety of organized resources, called databases, for individuals of all ages, educational levels and interests. The databases include professional journals, reference material, newspapers, maps, encyclopedias, magazines, multimedia, and e-books. Among the encyclopedias accessible through DISCUS is the new, on-line-only edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
DISCUS Program Director Amy Duernberger joins Dr. Edgar to talk about this unique, free learning resource, how it came to be, and the scope and reliability of its content. Then, Darcy McCanless, Manager of Professional Development for Britannica Digital Learning, will tell us about the unprecedented move by Encyclopedia Britannica in publishing its latest iteration solely in the digital realm.