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


Library Collections Showcase National and Local Treasures for Parks and Recreation Month

Reading Time: 4 minutes In celebration of July being Park and Recreation Month, we are highlighting our USF Libraries research developed by the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections (DHHC) relating to work in our national, state, and local parks and recreation areas.


Vote for Your Favorites to be Included in our 2022 Celebration of the Public Domain

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every year in January, the copyright protection of a new group of material will expire and those items will become part of the public domain. In celebration, the USF Libraries select titles from our physical collections to digitize. This year we intend to digitize 22 items.  We have narrowed the possible titles down to 50 and need your help to decide which will be highlighted by our public domain celebration.  Vote for your favorites by July 21st! 


Celebrating the Public Domain in 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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? 


The Florida Environmental Interface (FEI): Digitizing the History and Future of the USF Libraries Florida Environmental Collections

Reading Time: < 1 minute Guest Post by Matthew Torrence, Research Platform Team Librarian for the Geosciences In order to protect and improve our environmental future, it is important to preserve the past! The new Florida Environmental Interface (FEI) offers an excellent opportunity for researchers to access …Continue Reading


Jackson Rooming House and the Tampa through Time Project Connecting Library Collections with Museum Objects and 3D Landscapes

Reading Time: 5 minutes Guest post by Dr. Lori Collins,  Research Associate Professor and co-Director of the Digital Heritage & Humanities Collection (DHHC) in the University of South Florida Libraries. The Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections (DHHC) at the University of South Florida Libraries, working in …Continue Reading


International Friendship Day

Reading Time: < 1 minute This month, 61 years ago, a group of friends meeting for dinner and conviviality proposed the idea that friendships help humanity. This idea was championed by the World Friendship Crusade and in 2011, the 65th General Assembly of the UN passed Resolution …Continue Reading


Women’s Suffrage Project

Reading Time: 2 minutes August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which established women’s right to vote, and nicely coincides with the 2020 presidential election. To celebrate the anniversary, honor the advocates, and document the …Continue Reading


The Calling: Earth Podcast Highlights Research in the USF School of Geosciences

Reading Time: < 1 minute Guest post from Drew Smith, Associate Librarian specializing in genealogical research, engineering, information sciences, and technology. The USF Libraries has begun production of a regular podcast showcasing research being done by faculty and doctoral candidates in the USF School of Geosciences. Hosted …Continue Reading


Columbus Day and/or Indigenous Peoples Day?

Reading Time: < 1 minute On October 8th, the Global Citizens Project Student Association screened the film Columbus Day Legacy at the Marshall Center. The film explores the tensions between the Native Americans and Italian Americans in Denver, Colorado, concerning the celebration of Columbus Day. This controversy …Continue Reading


There is Nothing New under the Sun

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is nothing new under the sun. The more things change, the more they stay the same. It is curious that while most people will agree to the above quotes, most would also consider current events as unique to their own time. …Continue Reading


Archive Awareness Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Happy Birthday City of Tampa. For people who like cake, July 15th was another day to indulge without guilt. It’s also a time to remember Tampa’s history and take part in Archive Awareness Week. During the week of July 15 – 21, local archivists …Continue Reading


Robert Porter Allen, Savior of the Whooping Crane

Reading Time: 2 minutes The world is at our fingertips, and we are awash with information. This exciting experience can become a predicament when quality resources are required and time is short. There is so much “stuff” returned with a search string. If the building is …Continue Reading