Cross-posted from the LibraryPress@UF highlights/news. The LibraryPress@UF has these books in process, and we look forward to announcing and promoting each before the end of 2021: Impact of Materials on Society (textbook, print-on-demand, POD, and digital) African American Studies: 50 Years at the University of Florida (edited collection, and course reader; POD and digital) Inspired by Cuba: Dellivering Cuba Through the Mail, Cuba’s Presence in Non-Cuban Postage Stamps and Envelopes (print) B is for Baldwin, an edited collection about the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature (POD and digital) In addition to these, we have many other confirmed and pending-confirmation publications and projects: SOURCE magazine, two issues (March andRead More →

Below copied from the Department of English events page. Fly Me To The Moon March 23 – March 27 FILM SCREENING AND LECTURE SERIES WITH DR. ESTHER FIGUEROA Virtual Screening March 23-27 The screening of Esther Figueroa’s film Fly Me to the Moon (2019) is available to registered participants through Vimeo March 23 -27. REGISTER FOR EVENT About the Film FLY ME TO THE MOON (2019), is a feature documentary by Jamaican independent filmmaker Esther Figueroa, that takes us on a journey into the unexpected ways we are all connected on Planet Earth, by following aluminum – the metal of modernity – around the world and into space. WeRead More →

UF’s awesome Copyright & OER Librarian, Perry Collins, shared fantastic information on OER at UF for #OEWeek: Improved the OER Learning Community page on the Affordable UF site Three new posts on OER: Adopting American Yawp A Tale of Two Textbooks Coming Soon: OER for Digital Caribbean Studies – sign up for the launch event on March 17! For UF friends, Perry and Micah Jenkins will be presenting Make It Your Own: Adapting Open Resources in PressBooks from 10-11:30am on Thursday (March 4)  Read More →

Huge thanks to DeEtta Jones: Next Level Leadership Blog for sharing this recent piece on communication styles, which explains: The research in conversation analysis tells us that individual people fall on a spectrum between high-involvement and high-considerateness with respect to how they take turns in conversation. People who use a high-involvement style tend toward a rapid-fire conversation style. They show they care about the discussion by driving conversation forward and limiting silence. That 200-millisecond gap? They try to keep silence even shorter than that. For these people, interrupting at the end of what someone else says is a way of engaging and displaying interest. On the other hand, those who preferRead More →

Sharing because I LOVE this work! It gives people a productive way to think with, feel, and understand Open Access and UFLib Domains, and it’s just so super fun and happy, too! From Perry Collins: I’m happy to announce the launch of a new website, Valentine Remix: Love & Friendship in the Public Domain. The site aggregates out-of-copyright images from a number of libraries, museums, and web portals (like the NYPL and Met Museum) that make it easy to discover public domain material. Some of you might remember that a year ago I worked with Lisa Campbell, Chelsea Johnston, and other folks in Library WestRead More →

I’m again working on my metaphors and storytelling, to better communicate on complex topics. One of these is that UF is working to update our digital collection system. Our current system is awesome for so many needs, but is no longer best for us with our ize, scale, and process changes. Now, within the Libraries, we’re at a place where we need to be talking about the pending changes more widely, so we need to be sure people understand so that we can all be productively engaged on the best process for all. The short technical explanation is that we’re updating in two phases: PhaseRead More →

We are working on the next issue of SOURCE, which will include several articles that start our first ongoing series, on “Destination Spaces/Places” in the Libraries. Brian Keith, Associate Dean for Administrative Services and Faculty Affairs envisioned this series, to highlight the many wondrous spaces and places in the Libraries. The series will cover major library spaces, including many recently renovated spaces, with some renovations dramatically changing the space (as with changing movable stacks to study spaces) and others that re-enliven past structures for the present, with all renovations supporting historical design aspects and the greater and grander sense of place and space in Libraries.Read More →

See the full job posting here, and the first part copied below for ease. This is an awesome job, in an amazing department, and doing meaningful work! POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POSITION: Digital Library Application Programmer – Application Programmer 2 REPORTS TO: Head, Digital Development SALARY: Minimum annual salary at $73,770.39; Actual rate will reflect experience and credentials REQUISITION #: 515576 DEADLINE DATE: February 8, 2021 – applications will be reviewed as received JOB SUMMARY As a member of the Library Technology Services Department, Digital Development Unit, the Digital Library Application Programmer performs duties related to the creation and support of software applications for the Libraries’Read More →

Earlier, I wrote about new newspapers in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). With the newspapers loading, I’m now starting work on outreach. This generally starts with: Emailing contacts (and meeting new contacts through email!) from the country of the newspaper, to share that the paper is online and be in communication for supporting any local needs (file copies, promotion planning) Editing Wikipedia entries to link to the newspapers Planning next promotion work, first by learning something about the newspapers In reading about The Dominican, where we only have 1 issue from 1873, the paper, I have found these information pieces: “George Charles Falconer [… ]proprieterRead More →

Thanks to a grant from CLIR, more historical Caribbean newspapers are online in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)! The most recent are: Dominica Guardian, 1893-1924 The Dominican, 1 issue, 1873 I am always happy to see new materials load online for the world to share, in general. It is super exciting and incredibly joyous to see rare and difficult to find/access materials like these become available to the world!Read More →