Crowd Sourced Archival Collections in Libraries

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Over the last 10 years, accessibility has become a topic of great importance in public and academic libraries as awareness of the challenges some patrons face increases.  Digitizing material has been an excellent way that libraries can open …Continue Reading

Florida Ornithological Society Partnership Takes Flight

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest post from Andrew Huse, Librarian and Curator for Florida Studies at Special Collections, USF Libraries, Tampa campus. Special Collections personnel went birding at Landmark Cemetery in Ft. Lauderdale with some of Florida’s very best. They could tell …Continue Reading

USF Curiosities: A 40-foot Band-Aid?

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Reading Time: 5 minutesJames Rosenquist, It Heals Up: For All Children’s Hospital (2002), USF Collection Mom! Mom, look! A giant Band-Aid! Walking into a hospital can be a scary experience for anyone. But, for a sick child, walking into a hospital seems …Continue Reading

Botanical Resources from USF

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Extreme environmental and climate changes have caught the attention of politics and the news, pushing environmental sciences into the spotlight.  Like the USF Libraries Florida Environment and Natural History collections, the Atlas of Florida Plants from the Institute …Continue Reading

The Oracle in the Archives: The Grim Reaper of Pizza

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Reading Time: 6 minutes Guest post from Richard Schmidt, Collection Specialist for Special Collections– Tampa campus. Richard specializes in digitization of rare materials. The push for the USF Libraries to digitize the college’s student newspaper, The USF Oracle, began several years before …Continue Reading

#Creekshed – USF Creek Shed Digital Collection

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Reading Time: 2 minutes USF Libraries is collaborating with Dr. Thomas Hallock (USF St. Petersburg campus) and Dr. Amanda Hagood (Eckerd College) to archive a series of columns called City Wilds for the newspaper Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. The articles are intended …Continue Reading

Introducing Digital Commons @ USF

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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 …Continue Reading

Citation Management Tools

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Guest Post from Maryellen Nash, Interim Director of Library Student Success and Research Platform Teams, Tampa Campus. “Student” by CollegeDegrees360 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Citation tools, which you might see referred to as “citation management …Continue Reading