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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…

The next SOURCE magazine is now released!

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.

New Finding Aids Website for Florida Archival & Manuscripts

The Special and Area Studies Department announces the release of a new University of Florida Archival & Manuscripts Finding Aids website at https://findingaids.uflib.ufl.edu/. This new website will replace the older finding aid website with a system based on ArchivesSpace. ArchivesSpace is the leading archival content management system in…

UF Named to Receive Funding for Native American Oral History Collections

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced more than $1.6 million in grants to launch the Doris Duke Native Oral History Revitalization Project, an initiative to increase access to, use of, and visibility of the Doris Duke Native American Oral History Collections. Seven universities have received a collective total…