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Johns Hopkins Policy Tracker

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Johns Hopkins University has created a state policy tracker that monitors the latest plans for reopening K-12 schools during the pandemic. image credit  

Virtual Library Services

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From the USF Libraries: We’ve been trying to avoid adding to the avalanche of email as USF adapts to the COVID-19 situation, but we have not been idle. The USF Libraries have prepared a “Continuity of Library Services” website at https://guides.lib.usf.edu/continuity to assist you … Continue Reading

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images into Public Domain

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In a stunning announcement, the Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million of its images into public domain. The dedicated search portal includes “data and material from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo. In addition, they … Continue Reading

The Algorithm Study–Project Information Literacy

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This report from Project Information Literacy, presents findings about how college students conceptualize online information and navigate platforms that filter content and collect personal data. Offered here is a snapshot of how student conduct class research and everyday life information seeking and … Continue Reading

Free Speech Controversies on Campus

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PEN America has published a Campus Free Speech Guide aimed at offering help to students and educators navigate free speech-related conflicts and controversies on college campuses. The guide includes advice for students facing hate speech, campus protests, and harassment including advice about: … Continue Reading

Celebrating the Public Domain: 19 in 2019

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In June of 2018 the library posted a list of items just coming into the public domain that can be digitized by the USF Tampa Library. We asked our community to vote for what they most would like to see digitized. The list of newly digitized items from the project is available through this post in Digital Directions. We would like to continue this on an annual basis. Here is a list of possible titles for our 2020 digitization and we would like your help narrowing it down. Vote for your favorites here:

https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0pLGWRNAG86Vpdz.

 

Academic Writer Guide

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The USF Tampa Library has created a guide to Academic Writer, a web-based application providing interactive tools to help students and faculty learn and apply APA Style. It features point of need quick guides and video tutorials. It also includes all of the content from the APA Publication Manual full text so students need not purchase it as a requirement for their courses. The platform includes sample materials (references, papers, tables and figures), self-quizzes and tests that can assist in the teaching of APA Style.