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Presented to the South Carolina Genealogy Society at the SC State Archives - July 10, 2009.

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SCGS Presentation

  1. 1. Community Resources Database
  2. 2. What are we indexing at RCPL?  Deaths in The State newspaper  Deaths in The Palmetto Leader  The Lake Murray Magazine  Columbia Metropolitan (1995-1998)  County Focus (2003)  Greater Columbia Business Monthly (1995-1998)  Lake Murray-Columbia (Mar 2006 - Present)
  3. 3. How Do We Get: From here… to here.
  4. 4. The Process
  5. 5.  Transcribe the newspaper (longhand)  Excel (or Excel) input  Quality control  Tab delimited text file  Marc edit  Upload into Community Resources database  Public access
  6. 6. Excel file - 1966
  7. 7. Text file
  8. 8. Machine readable cataloging record - Marc  980 Name (e.g. Smith, John)  981 Maiden Name  982 Other Information (e.g. infant son of John Smith)  983 Source (e.g. The State)  984 Notice Information $a Obituary/Notice data (mm/dd/yyyy) $b Page $c Column  985 Place  986 Death date  987 Death Place  988 Notes  989 Obituary/Notice year
  9. 9. Comres upload – Marc Edit
  10. 10. Community Resources Record
  11. 11. www.slideshare.net

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