Celebrating Earth Day with a look at ELAPP

The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP) was established by Hillsborough County voters in the late 1980s.  Since its establishment, ELAPP has protected over 61,000 acres of rare habitat in Hillsborough County.  Digital Dialogs celebrates Earth Day with a closer look at this program.

Open Source Tools for Exhibit Building

As we all navigate through a world with more online meetings, learning, and events than ever before, finding a way to express our thoughts visually has presented new challenges and opportunities. There are a lot of exciting ways to incorporate exhibits and webpages into your classes or Digital Humanities projects, whether you’re using your own photos, items from Digital Collections, or research collected during your last visit to Special Collections. USF Libraries subscribes to two of the leading platforms for creating exhibit content, Omeka and ArcGIS StoryMaps. Below, we’ll introduce both of those platforms along with other open source and subscription-based platforms available to USF students.

What’s March have to do with war?

Welcome to the month of March. According to the Roman calendar, it was the first month of the year, so if your new year’s resolutions got off to a bad start in January, try again this month. As a matter of fact, … Continue Reading

USF Curiosities: Planting trees at “Sandspur U”?

What are you most proud of in your tenure at the University of South Florida? Margaret Fisher didn’t select a moment of personal triumph or individual achievement in response to this question. Instead, she honed in on a moment that united the … Continue Reading

Celebrating Black History Month with a Portrait of Blanche Armwood

In honor of Black History Month, Digital Dialogs would like to highlight the story of one local leader for her commitment to education and equality. Blanche Armwood became a prominent figure on the national stage, known for her dedication to education and social reform.

USF Curiosities: Bottle Cap U? Sandspur U?

With the name “University of South Florida,” most people except USF to be located in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Instead, USF is located in the middle of the state in Tampa, a city that is not near southern Florida at all! So, … Continue Reading

Celebrating the Public Domain in 2021

2021 marks the third year that USF Libraries participated in a project to digitize works in our collections that have passed into the public domain. What is the public domain? 

USF Curiosities: Chickens in the elevator?

Well, you can’t say that we don’t have fun at the University of South Florida… As one of the first resident instructors at USF, Phyllis Marshall came to the Tampa campus in the fall of 1960. At the time, Marshall was in … Continue Reading