Linked-In Learning

Reading Time: < 1 minute Have a new class or assignment that requires a software you have never used before?  Do you want to improve your skills in research, communication, and design?  Linked-in Learning is an excellent place to augment the skills you have begun to develop in your courses or career.

Preserving Media: The Sam Gibbons Collection

Reading Time: 2 minutes USF Libraries – Tampa Special Collections is home to all types of exciting resources from historic documents to rare books, vintage photographs, and digital recordings. Preserving and providing access to these materials requires periodic evaluation of the collections, media types, and their …Continue Reading

USF Curiosities: Chariot races?

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you think of student activities on our campuses, what comes to mind? Basketball games, charity drives, bake sales, jogging, walking with friends, maybe lunches on the lawn… But…. what about chariot races?   Yes, you read that correctly. Chariot races. In …Continue Reading

Open Access Week 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes This year Open Access Week is from Oct. 25-31, 2021.  The theme is “It Matters How We Open Knowledge: Building Structural Equity.” SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, organizes Open Access Week each year.  It started as Open Access Day in 2007 and has …Continue Reading

Celebrating Oktoberfest in Archives

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oktoberfest is just around the corner!  What started as a horse race celebrating the marriage of King Louis I, the king of Bavaria, in 1810 grew into a food and beer celebration in 1818.  It is now a world-famous two-week celebration of German beer in Munich, Germany.  Many cities in …Continue Reading

USF Curiosities: The Golden Brahman?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Five years after the University of South Florida was founded and long before there was a football team, USF had no mascot.  The issue had first been discussed during committee meetings convened to develop the school’s constitution, but it wouldn’t be revisited again until the University Center sponsored a contest to name the school mascot.

The Liberty Boys of “76″

Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest author, Richard Schmidt, gives an in depth look at The Liberty Boys of “76”: A Weekly Magazine Containing Stories of the American Revolution. Over 300 issues of Liberty Boys are housed in the USF Libraries’ digital repository.