Help Us Celebrate the Public Domain

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Digital Scholarship Services at the USF Libraries is planning a celebration of the public domain in January 2019.  We have compiled a list of items in our collections and now we need your help in picking out what we are going to digitize and make available in our online collections in January 2019.  In honor of 2019 we are going to select 19 items, from the list below, to add to our digital collections.

What is the public domain?  If you are interested in learning more about the  public domain and what it is, check out this Wikipedia article or visit the library’s copyright guide.

Choose your favorite five titles that you would like us to focus on in the poll below.  We will be collecting responses until 8/1/2018.

What titles do you want digitized for Public Domain 2021?
  • Environmental Studies-The birds of Florida : a popular and scientific account of the 425 species and subspecies of birds that are now, and that have been found within the state and its adjacent waters; with special reference to their relation to agriculture by Harold H. Bailey ... illustrated with 76 full page four-color plates, - figuring over 480 birds, by Geo. M. Sutton; and with an outline map of the state showing areas; and a topographical drawing of a bird. 5%, 54 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Florida, "The playground of the nation" : presenting an historical, statistical and descriptive sketch of the state, reviewing and emphasizing its unique advantages as the leading winter resort of the South and as an unrivalled productive section for the growing of fruits and vegetables for Northern markets published and distributed by R.L. Polk. 4%, 44 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Tampa, Florida's greatest city by the Board of Trade 3%, 37 votes
    37 votes 3%
    37 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Florida Studies-Tropical Florida : Miami and Palm Beach. 3%, 34 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Florida's state song : Oh! Florida words and music by Bert Boynton. 3%, 32 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Back on Gasparilla Isle : (Florida prize song of 1925) by Burt W. Spear, Theresa O'Neil, and Tom F. Smith. 3%, 31 vote
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  • Dime Novels-The case of the living head - Dime novel from the Union Jack library 3%, 31 vote
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  • Florida Studies-The green bench by Peggy O'Day. 3%, 31 vote
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  • Sheet Music-On Tampa Bay : a fox-trot song words by John E. Olson ; music by M.H. Dickens. 3%, 30 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Endowing Florida's future : education is a debt due from the present to future generations. 2%, 29 votes
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  • Florida Studies-U.S.S. Florida : Christmas-New Year 1925-1926. 2%, 29 votes
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  • Florida Studies-The Scarlet Cockerel; a tale wherein is set down a record of the strange and exceptional adventures of Blaise de Breault and Martin Belcastel in the New world, as members of expeditions sent out by the great Coligny, by C.M. Sublette; with a frontispiece by Frank M. Rines. 2%, 28 votes
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  • SCIFI Collection-"Quack!" the portrait of a experimentalist, by Robert Elson. 2%, 27 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Adventures with rod and harpoon along the Florida Keys, with 80 illus. from photos. by the author, Wendel H. Endicott 2%, 25 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Ocoee : among the lakes and truck fields of Orange County by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce 2%, 24 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Tampa steps out words and music by Frank W. Salley. 2%, 23 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Coral Gables, America's finest suburb, Miami, Florida. 2%, 23 votes
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  • Irish Studies-Here's Ireland, by Harold Speakman, with twelve paintings made by the author ... also several caricatures by "Mac" of Dublin. 2%, 23 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Florida, among the palms by Coleman Goetz and Vincent Leslie. 2%, 23 votes
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  • Sheet Music-On old Clearwater Bay words by Harry S. Ransom ; music by Edwin Ralph Dean. 2%, 23 votes
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  • Florida Studies-A preliminary report of the limestones and marls of Florida, by Stuart Mossom... 2%, 21 vote
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  • Florida Studies-Rinaldi's official guide of South Florida. Edited by Margaret Van Petten. 2%, 21 vote
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  • SCIFI Collection-Snow rubies, by 'Ganpat' (M.L.A. Gompertz). 2%, 21 vote
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  • "Florida Studies-Bases, reglas y cartabon general de la nivelacion de Tampa, Fla. de 1924. by Comité Nivelador" 2%, 21 vote
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  • SCIFI Collection-Volonor by Glen B. Winship. 2%, 20 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Social index of winter residents and visitors to Palm Beach and other Florida east coast resorts by the Social Index Association 2%, 20 votes
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  • Children's Lit-Tabby Cat and Kitty Cat make friends with Billy the Goat by Samuel E. Lowe ; illustrations by Ray Gleason. 2%, 20 votes
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  • SCIFI Collection-The red cord : a romance of China by Thomas Grant Springer ; with an introduction by John Luther Long ; illustrations by S.Y. Pang. 2%, 19 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Florida : way down in Dixie words and music by Draper Bartlett ; arranged by Beulah Roney. 2%, 19 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Re-creating in Lakeland and Polk County Florida by the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce 2%, 19 votes
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  • children's Lit-Paul Bunyan [by] James Stevens; woodcuts by Allen Lewis. 2%, 18 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Miami moonlight music by Olive Dungan ; words by Claude E. Pullen. 2%, 18 votes
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  • Children's Lit-Tom Swift and his chest of secrets; or, Tracing the stolen inventions, by Victor Appleton. 2%, 18 votes
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  • Sheet Music-In old Miami words & music by Dixie Wallace. 2%, 18 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Florida lyric by Abel Green ; melody by Jesse Greer ; uke arr. by David Berend. 2%, 18 votes
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  • Children's Lit-The Flyaways and Cinderella by Alice Dale Hardy ; illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. 2%, 18 votes
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  • Florida Studies-Reglamento de la Sociedad Eureka. 2%, 18 votes
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  • Children's Lit-The wonderful lunch boxes Educational Department, Postum Cereal Company, Inc. 1%, 17 votes
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  • Florida Studies-The great bowl of Alachua; a summary of opportunity issued by the Alachua County chamber of commerce. 1%, 17 votes
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  • Children's Lit-The Flyaways and Little Red Riding Hood by Alice Dale Hardy ; illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. 1%, 16 votes
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  • Children's Lit-Peter Cottontail's own paint book verses by Thornton W. Burgess ; drawings by Harrison Cady. 1%, 16 votes
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  • Children's Lit-The Greycliff girls' great adventure by Harriet Pyne Grove. 1%, 16 votes
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  • Sheet Music-In suniland with you melody by Geo. R. Henninger ; lyric by J. Harold Sommers. 1%, 16 votes
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  • Children's Lit-Uncle Wiggily and his muskrat lady housekeeper by Howard R. Garis ; [illustrated by Lang Campbell]. 1%, 16 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Winter Haven by Gray and Fenton. 1%, 16 votes
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  • Children's Lit-Little Jack Rabbit and the policeman dog by David Cory ; illustrated by H.S. Barbour. 1%, 15 votes
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  • Children's Lit-The Riddle Club at Sunrise Beach : how they toured to the shore, what happened on the sand and how they solved the mystery of rattlesnake island by Alice Dale Hardy ; illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. 1%, 15 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Miami by Al Jolson, B.G. De Sylva and Con Conrad. 1%, 15 votes
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  • Sheet Music-Miami you owe a lot to me by Abner Silver, Harry Richman and Joe Browning. 1%, 15 votes
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  • Florida Studies-The late Bishop Verot, a sermon delivered in the Cathedral of St. Augustine, on Sunday, July 16th, A. D. 1876. 1%, 14 votes
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  • Children's Lit-The Greycliff girls ranching by Harriet Pyne Grove. 1%, 13 votes
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  • Children's Lit-Little Jack Rabbit and Miss Mouse David Cory ; illustrated by H.S. Barbour. 1%, 12 votes
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  • Children's Lit-The Flyaways and Goldilocks by Alice Dale Hardy ; illustrated by Walter S. Rogers. 1%, 11 votes
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  • Children's Lit-Babbie : the story of Babbie Lee, and some further doings of Peter Loomis and Daphne by Margaret Piper Chalmers ; illustrated by John Goss. 1%, 9 votes
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Total Votes: 1177
Voters: 82
June 25, 2020 - July 25, 2020
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