Announcing the Creation of the South Carolina Electronic Records Archive

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Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Department of Archives and History (SCDAH), is proud to announce the creation of the South Carolina Electronic Records Archive (SCERA). The new electronic records archive currently houses 450 GB of records that are now available to the public through an easily searchable website,

The unveiling of SCERA marks a dramatic step forward in the agency’s efforts to make its vast historic collections available to scholars and the public in a manner that is most convenient for its users. The creation of SCERA was made possible by the agency’s partnership with Preservica, a digital preservation software solution used by archives worldwide. 

The online archive includes material drawn from across the holdings of SCDAH and it will continue to grow in size and scope. The project is ongoing and SCDAH will be adding electronic records to the archive as quickly as possible. The agency is located at 8301 Parklane Road in Columbia, and its Research Room is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.