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SCIWAY News, No. 1 – March 1997


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Welcome to the First Issue of SCIWAY News

SCIWAY News is a free, concise electronic newsletter that will keep you informed about what's happening on South Carolina's Information Highway. It will be published twice a month and will spotlight new non-commercial South Carolina Web sites and other noteworthy state on-line resources and services.

SCIway, pronounced "sky-way," is an acronym for

South Carolina Information High way

If you find SCIWAY News useful, please forward this issue to friends, family, fellow workers, associates, customers, clients, students, etc. Anyone can subscribe to SCIWAY News by sending a one-word message that says "subscribe" to news@sciway.net. If you don't want to receive any more issues, just send an "unsubscribe" message to this same address.

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New South Carolina Web Sites

A list of new South Carolina non-commercial Web sites will be included in each issue of SCIWAY News. If you know of a new South Carolina site, please send its address to news@sciway.net.

African-Americans & South Carolina
http://www.usca.edu/aasc
Andrews, South Carolina
http://members.tripod.com/~andrews_sc/government.html
Benedict College
http://www.benedict.edu
Cherokee County
http://cherokeecountysc.com
Clarendon County
http://www.clarendoncounty.com
Converse College
http://www.converse.edu
Kershaw County Historical Society
http://www.kershawcountyhistoricalsociety.org
Lander University
http://www.lander.edu
MidNet (remodeled)
http://www.midnet.sc.edu - site no longer exists
US Rep Mark Sanford
http://www.house.gov/sanford - site no longer exists
South Carolina Forestry Commission
http://www.state.sc.us/forest
South Carolina Homeschooling Directory
http://www.sciway.net/edu/k12/homeschooling.html
South Carolina State Guard
http://www.sg.sc.gov/
Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce
http://www.walterboro.org - site no longer exists
Westminster, South Carolina
http://www.westminstersc.com

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Post and Courier, State Library Web Sites Win Awards

The South Carolina Press Association recently selected the Charleston Post and Courier's Web site, http://www.postandcourier.com, as the best newspaper Web site in the state. The State Library's Web site, http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/, has received NetGuide Live's Gold Site award. NetGuide Live, a Web site produced by the publishers of NetGuide magazine (http://www.netguide.com/ - site no longer exists) reviewed and rated more than 50,000 Web sites and ranked the State Library's site in the top 30 percent.

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Web Interfaces to Library Catalogs

More than 50 South Carolina on-line library catalogs can now be accessed through the Internet. To use most of these catalogs you must telnet to a host computer and enter a username and password. But three state libraries now have Web interfaces for their catalogs:

The Citadel
http://libcat.citadel.edu/
College of Charleston
http://libcat.cofc.edu
Francis Marion University
http://libcatalog.fmarion.edu

Try this new way of accessing on-line catalogs with your Web browser--you'll like it! At least three other South Carolina libraries have recently purchased Web interfaces for their catalogs and will be implementing this software within the next few months.

To see which South Carolina library catalogs can be searched through the Internet, visit SCIway Web's library section http://www.sciway.net/lib/. These pages include Web links and automated telnet logins. However, the telnet logins will work only if your browser has telnet plug-in software.

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South Carolina Historical Society's Catalog is Unique

Most South Carolina on-line library catalogs help you find books, journals, magazines, and similar publications. But the South Carolina Historical Society's on-line manuscripts catalog includes only information about the historical documents in the Society's archives. In addition copious document descriptions often include related historical and biographical information that can't be found anywhere else. Exploring the Society's catalog is like reading an entrancing book about South Carolina's past.

You can access the South Carolina Historical Society's Web site and on-line catalog at http://www.southcarolinahistoricalsociety.org (a new address). Both of these resources were developed by Peter Wilkerson, the Society's archivist. Peter and the Society are also co-developers of the history section of SCIway Web (see http://www.sciway.net/hist/).

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300+ School Web Sites

At least 319 South Carolina K12 schools and 26 school districts now have Web pages. For a complete directory of these sites, see SCIway Web's education section http://www.sciway.net/edu. If you know of a South Carolina school Web site that SCIway Web doesn't link to, please complete the "Add" form or send an e-mail message to service@sciway.net.

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Upcoming Festivals, Shows, Events

For the latest information on upcoming South Carolina events, please see http://www.sciway.net/calendar.html.

Spring has come to the Palmetto State early this year. Here's some useful information about places you can go to enjoy a special weekend. If you know of other Web sites that describe upcoming South Carolina festivals, shows, and events, please send us their addresses.

Festival of Houses and Gardens - Charleston
Family Circle Magazine Cup Tennis - Charleston
Flowertown Festival - Summerville
Cooper River Bridge Run - Charleston
Tour of Plantations and Colonial Town Houses - Georgetown Area
Carolina Cup - Camden
Good Ole Days + Chubby Checker Concert - Andrews
Spoleto Festival USA - Charleston

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Copyright © 1997. SCIWAY News is written by Rod Welch of James Island, South Carolina – with a lot of help from people throughout South Carolina.

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SCIWAY, pronounced "sky-way," is an acronym for South Carolina Information Highway.

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