digitization projects

Open Parks Network 

An original IMLS National Leadership Grant project turned into a Clemson University Digital Library program, partnering with divisions of the National Park Service, as well as state park systems.

In house: 300,000 images and counting
Outsource: 141,273 images

  • Photographs (including slides)
  • Negatives
  • Aerials
  • Glass negatives/slides
  • Documents (bound/unbound/handwritten)
  • Stereotypes/scopes
  • Hebarium specimens
  • Oversize and maps
  • Donor cards

Parks: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHP; Andersonville NHS; Biscayne NP; Blue Ridge Parkway; Carl Sandburg NHS; Castilla de San Marcos NM; Congaree National Park; Cowpens NMP; Cumberland Gap NHP; Dry Tortugas NP; Everglades NP; Florida State Archives; Fort Pulaski NM; Fort Sumter NM; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Harpers Ferry NHP; Jazz NHP; Jean LaFitte NHP&P; Jimmy Carter NHS; Kings Mountain NMP; Mammoth Cave National Park; Natural Resources Division NPS; NPS-TIC; North Carolina State Parks; Outer Banks Group; Saguaro National Park; South Carolina State Parks; South East Archaeological Center; South East Regional Office NPS; Timucuan National Preserve; Vicksburg NMP; and Yellowstone National Park.

SCDL Collections can be found at SCMemory.org

The Citadel, Daniel Library

-“Sphinx” yearbook scanned with a Betterlight Super8k used with book cradle.

Coastal Carolina University

-“The Independent Republic Quarterly” journals. Scanned with Epson 10000XL. Coastal News article on the project.

Columbia College

-Early historical documents from Columbia College including diplomas, class rings, sorority pins, and student records. Scanned with an Epson 10000XL, Atiz Bookscanner Pro, and PhaseOne IQ180.

Faith Clayton Geonology Room

-Central High School Yearbooks

-Plats, deeds, and documents from Faith Clayton Family collection

Furman University

-“Materials Towards a History of the Baptists in the Provinces of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia” by Morgan Edwards, 1722. Scanned with a Betterlight Super8k.

Greenwood County Library

-James Calvin Hemphill, Sr. Architectural Collection contains architectural plans, artists’ renderings and photographs of buildings that he designed during his career.

Greenville County Library Systems

-McBee & Sons Store Ledger (1846-1858) originally scanned with a Betterlight Super8k and rescanned using an Atiz Bookscanner Pro.

-Maps scanned with a PhaseOne IQ180 digital back.

Historic Mobile Preservation Society of Alabama

-Newspapers and scrapbooks scanned with an Epson 10000XL, PhaseOne IQ180, and Atiz Bookscanner Pro.

Lake Hartwell Country

-Davenport nitrate negative collection. Scanned with an Epson V750 Pro.

-Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church records consisted of photographs, manuscripts, journals, and letters scanned with an Atiz Bookscanner Pro and an Epson 10000XL.

-Talioferro letters set in the Revolutionary period, which mainly contains Caroline Taliferro’s correspondence. The subject of the collection all includes land records and receipts from various generations of the Taliaferro/Miller family. As a whole, the letters range from 1788-1925. Caroline Taliaferro’s correspondence ranges from 1830-1844. The land and financial records remain in the years 1796-1925, with a miscellaneous group of materials at the end of the collection.

Presbyterian College

-William Plumer Jacobs collection consisting of photographs, manuscripts, journals, and books. Scanned with an Epson 10000XL, Betterlight Super8k, and Epson V750 Pro.


-“A Nickel and a Prayer” by Edna Jane Hunter. Scanned with a Betterlight Super8k.

Southern Wesleyan University

-SWU Yearbooks

Upcountry History Museum

-Wilson Photographic Collection, 1941-1986. Collection consisted of mostly negatives scanned with an Epson 10000XL, Epson V750 Pro, and a Kodak iQSmart3 (14,413 images).