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

Endangered Species Day: Using the Archives to Advocate for Conservation

Reading Time: 5 minutes To help celebrate and raise awareness for Endangered Species Day, Digital Dialogs is highlighting a recent dusky seaside sparrow exhibit released by the former FLENH Coordinator, Erin Peel, who also shares some other endangered species resources from within the Florida Environment & Natural History (FLENH) Collection.

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

Annual Vote for Public Domain Digitization: 2025

Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s that time of the year: Public Domain Digitization! We’ve pulled a list of titles from our collections that will fall into the public domain on January 1, 2025, and now we need your help selecting the 25 items that we will scan to celebrate Public Domain 2025. 

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

Baking the Archives: A Pie for Pi Day 

Reading Time: 7 minutes As someone who works in data analytics and visualization, I had to honor Pi Day in some way. Pi Day serves to raise awareness of the importance, beauty, and relevance of mathematics and its role in shaping our world. Pi, or π, …Continue Reading