November 12, 2008 - Discus was represented once again at the South Carolina State Library's exhibit booth at the EdTech Conference in Myrtle Beach. The annual conference, held this year on November 5-7, provided a wonderful sharing and learning environment for South Carolina's professional educational community. EdTech is planned and coordinated by the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET) and is attended by those involved in education throughout the state. The conference theme of "Rock On!" expressed enthusiastic encourag
October 21, 2008 -- We're excited to announce that we've just released the first edition of the Discus Monitor, our new quarterly electronic newsletter. This bright and engaging publication will keep you informed about the latest "happenings" throughout the year. But, rest assured, we'll also continue to send regular news and updates via the Discus listservs.
August 8, 2008 - Literature Resources from Gale is a new interface that is now available to Discus users who conduct literary research in the databases provided by Gale.
May 8, 2008 - Books & Authors, the new reader's advisory product from Gale, is now included in the collection of Discus resources provided for all South Carolina citizens. Replacing the product known as What Do I Read Next?, Gale describes Books & Authors as "the ideal convergence of science and serendipity" and notes that the database "leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate with and sustain communities of readers."