Innovative Research Collections

Digital Heritage & Humanities:

In 2016 the USF Libraries launched an effort to create a series of high-value and distinctive research collections featuring the work of the newly constituted Digital Heritage & Humanities Collections (DHHC) unit. The DHHC team employs 2D, 3D, geospatial, and imaging technologies to document heritage sites, landscapes, and objects to promote sustainable heritage strategies and enhance global access to the resulting collections.

Florida Environment and Natural History Collections Initiative:

Florida has a rich and diverse natural history. For the past decade, Special Collections has made a concerted effort to develop collections documenting Florida’s environmental history and conservation efforts in Florida. The links below provide windows into these collections of these cross-disciplinary research materials.


African American Experience in Florida—COMING SOON!

On June 4, 2020, Dean Chavez announced the launch of a collection initiative that leverages USF Libraries’ resources and expertise to promote diversity and inclusivity in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Through this initiative, the consolidated USF Libraries will establish and maintain a collection portal that will provide open access to materials – regardless of format, subject matter or discipline – that advance the conversation around the African American experience in Florida.