Celebrating the Public Domain through digitization

Reading Time: 3 minutes Join the USF Libraries in our annual celebration of the public domain through digitization! The USF Libraries have selected material from the Libraries’ collections published in 1927 that are newly in the public domain to digitize in celebration. This is the fifth year we have celebrated through digitization! 

Florida Ornithological Society Partnership Takes Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes Andrew Huse, Librarian and Curator for Florida Studies at Special Collections, USF Libraries, Tampa campus recounts his attendance and contributions to the 50th annual meeting of the Florida Ornithological Society.

Florida’s Greatest Hurricane Exhibit

Reading Time: 2 minutes The USF Libraries’ Florida’s Great Hurricane Exhibit shares the history of some of the most influential hurricanes to make landfall on Florida’s shores, as captured in the archives.

Introducing Digital Commons @ USF

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are happy to announce a new, consolidated, Institutional Repository at the USF Libraries!  The new repository, Digital Commons at the University of South Florida, highlights the research of USF faculty, students, and staff across our three campuses as well as features conferences, scholar profiles, digital collections, theses and dissertations, and open access textbooks and journals.

Celebrating the Public Domain in 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Join the USF Libraries in our fourth year of celebrating the public domain through digitization! Once again, we asked the USF community what it would like to see digitized for the 2022 celebration.  414 votes decided the 22 titles that would be selected from a curated list drawn from the USF Libraries collections. The digitized materials fall into four existing Digital Collections foci: Florida Studies, Environmental Collections, Sheet Music, and Children’s Literature. 

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

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