May 24, 2022

South Carolina: “Wikipedia Research Taints Some 2010 Guilty Verdicts”

From The State (via The Item) The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned six guilty verdicts in a 2010 high-profile cockfighting trial because of a rogue juror’s use of the Internet during supposedly sealed-off jury deliberations. That juror, known only as Juror 177, then shared with some fellow members what he had learned […]

South Carolina: Library to Discard 50,000 Books

From The Post and Courier: The Charleston County Public Library is in the midst of its first major spring cleaning in 15 years, and officials say roughly 50,000 books are coming off the shelves. That’s between 2 percent and 3 percent of the 1.5 million volume collection. Library officials say most of these volumes are […]

U. of South Carolina: "Library Project Brings Historic Newspapers to Life"

From the U. of South Carolina Libraries Web Site: Whoever said nothing is “as dead as an old newspaper” never would have made headlines as a futurist, and never could have dreamed of life in the digital age. But thanks to the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program (SCDNP), a project at the University of South […]