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Fall 2021 Source Magazine has published

SOURCE offers the reader an opportunity to view remarkable materials from our collections, learn about our innovative research and collaborations both in the Libraries and with other colleagues throughout the University and beyond, and explore highlights of exceptional faculty and student services provided by the Smathers Libraries.

Free Textbook Broadens Understanding of Materials Science in Cultural Context

LibraryPress@UF announces publication of The Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS), a free, full-length textbook for undergraduate students. Bridging STEM and the humanities, this book explores the complex interplay between human cultures and everyday materials like clay, glass, concrete, steel, and plastic. The project was led by University of Florida…

2021 Coffey Residency for Book Arts

The Special and Area Studies Collections at University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries are thrilled to announce the Coffey Residency Artists for 2021: Denise Bookwalter (https://denisebookwalter.com/home.html) and Paul Shortt (http://paulshortt.com/). As the residency was not offered in 2020 due to the pandemic, we decided to offer the…

Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, has added 200,000 digitized pages of historic Florida newspapers to the freely available in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL). The project, “Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible,” was completed with $53,040 in Library Services and Technology Act funding from the…

Publish globally, save locally: Free open access publishing in select journals for UF authors

Would you like to expand the readership of your research and increase its impact? Great news! The George A. Smathers Libraries are partnering with five publishers to bring cost savings to UF authors who elect to publish their work as open access. Publishing a journal article open access makes it free to read from anywhere around the globe with 18% higher citation rates on average compared to articles locked behind journal subscriptions. Whereas open…

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections (May 2021)

Below are collections that have been recently processed, expanded, or revised at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. Ernesto Chavez Collection  / Guía de la Colección de Ernesto Chávez, 1887-2018 (Bulk 1960-2014) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid) Ernesto Chávez Álvarez (b.

New Library System Coming Soon to the UF Libraries!

On July 13, 2021, all Florida public colleges and universities will be upgrading our core library platform to the Alma and Primo VE library systems. This next-generation integrated library system (ILS) leverages cloud-based services and offers a responsive, scalable web and mobile design. This upgrade will expand access to materials and improve…