USF Curiosities: A solar rotary?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Summer days are here at last! Today, we will experience not only the first day of summer but also the longest day of the year.   In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice (aka summer solstice) occurs when the Sun travels along its …Continue Reading

This Day in USF History: Gasohol

Reading Time: 2 minutes The USF Oracle has been the student newspaper of USF since 1966, when it replaced the Campus Edition of the Tampa Daily Times. The USF Libraries have been digitizing the print editions of the Oracle from 1966 onward and adding them to the USF Oracle Archive in our online digital collections

Baking the Archives: Blueberry cake(ish)

Reading Time: 5 minutes This post was guest authored by Tomaro Taylor, Director of USF Libraries’ Special Collections – Tampa campus.   I did not grow up in a family of bakers. My mother cooks and eats out of necessity, and few things are ever the …Continue Reading

Pets in the Archives: Horses and roosters too!

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is a pet? A companion. A friend. A member of the family. They provide so much comfort and enhance our lives on a daily basis. As proud pet moms, the authors of Digital Dialogs would like to celebrate National Pet Day …Continue Reading

Take your Poet to School: John Keats

Reading Time: 3 minutes This post was guest authored by Jason Boczar, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Librarian at USF Libraries.   This week is  “Take your Poet to School” week, a week celebrating the reading, writing, and history of poetry across the globe. During the week, …Continue Reading

Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo Collection Now in Digital Collections

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Stephanie Mackin, Visiting Assistant Librarian, Special Collections  Since its arrival in 1983, the Sociedad la Union Marti-Maceo collection has been a popular and heavily utilized collection at the University of South Florida Libraries’ Tampa Special Collections. The uniqueness and historical significance …Continue Reading

Celebrating National Author’s Day: 2023 Reading List

Reading Time: 2 minutes In honor of National Author’s Day, Digital Dialogs wanted to share with you some of our favorite authors. The reading list below was assembled by our very own USF Libraries’ staff and faculty. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry… mystery, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, thriller… …Continue Reading