SCIWAY News, No. 1 – March 1997
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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
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A list of new South Carolina non-commercial websites will be included in each issue of SCIWAY News. If you know of a new South Carolina site, please send its address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 websites and ranked the State Library's site in the top 30 percent.
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:
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.
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 But the South Carolina Historical Society's on-line manuscripts catalog includes only information about the historical documents in the Society's archives.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/).
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 email@example.com.
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 websites that describe upcoming South Carolina festivals, shows, and events, please send us their addresses.
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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