I had been wondering how fast the technological changes had been for folks in the Libraries at UF recently. Then, last week, I stumbled across an old grant from 2017 which included paying for a Zoom pro license as an experiment. In checking, it turns out the Libraries started with Zoom on February 5, 2018. Just over 4 years, the work to set up Zoom got started. Now, Zoom is a standard, routine part of operations. Microsoft Teams came even later, and again, it is a standard, routine part of operations. I remember the times before, when conference calls via phone were still in use,Read More →

With Library Technology & Digital Strategies having accomplished so much in the last two years (thanks to everyone on these amazing teams!), we’re looking to continue to build, grow, and mature operations. As always, we are looking to do so at in a sustainable manner, so a maintainable pace for accomplishing work and improving. For the next phase of work, retrospective techniques are useful for maturing operations. One that is great is the 4Ls Retrospective (my preferred Liked, Learned, Lacked, and Longed for, and also versions like Loved, Loathed, Learned, and Longed for). The framework is clear and productive, and I love this framework toRead More →

Thrilled to be posting this position! This will be in the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department with me and the rest of the team! Looking forward to a new collaborator! —- POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Caribbean Partnerships Librarian Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian University of Florida George A Smathers Libraries SALARY: $62,800 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank $72,600 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Caribbean Partnerships Librarian that will provide leadership in planning, developing, and managing partnerships andRead More →

See the full announcement on Fight for Rights from the LibraryPress@UF website. The book is freely available online (http://chicago1919.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/fightforrights) and no permission is necessary to access or share. I am super excited to share that the LibraryPress@UF has published Fight for Rights: The Chicago 1919 Riots and the Struggle for Black Justice, a freely available, digital monograph, by Dr. Elizabeth Dale, Professor of History and Law at UF! The LibraryPress@UF utilized Scalar for the book, and it is our first major publication in Scalar, so an excellent resource itself and an exemplar that informs our future digital publications and processes. From the announcement, about theRead More →

Por favor, vea los anuncios de posición completos adjuntos en español y ingles. / Please see the full position announcements attached in English and Spanish. Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto de Río Piedras Facultad de Humanidades / CRiiAS Convocatoria abierta a puesto de Académico Residente en Humanidades Digitales Título: Catedrático Auxiliar/Académico Residente en Humanidades Digitales Tipo de Contrato: Nombramiento Especial por 12 meses Salario Base: $45,720.00. anual / $3,750.00 mensual Tipo de trabajo: Tiempo completo (37.5hrs./semanal) Día de Publicación: 1 de abril de 2022 Periodo de Aplicación: 30 de abril de 2022 Dia de Inicio: 1 de julio de 2022 Descripción y tareas: El Académico ResidenteRead More →

I have been with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and loving it and the community since 2008. I have seen dLOC grow from being called the “CARIFESTA collection” because it included only about 100 newspaper articles, wonderfully catalogued by CARICOM with each article on CARIFESTA. I have seen dLOC grow from project with unstable funding and an uncertain future, to where it is now as a secure, ongoing program. When I talk about dLOC, I so often start at the beginning and go all the way through. We have a good deal of resources on specific dLOC projects, dLOC’s evolution, and dLOC atRead More →

Please join us for presentations by book artists Denise Bookwalter and Paul Shortt, the Coffey Residents for Book Arts for 2021. The Coffey Residency for Book Arts is an annual program that provides an opportunity for a selected artist to access materials from the Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) at University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries as the impetus for the creation of an editioned artists’ book. During the residency, the artist has the chance to interact with the collections, librarians, curators, faculty, and students across the university. Production of the project involves periodic consultation with the facilitator of the program, Ellen Knudson,Read More →

En plus de la mise à jour régulière des nouveaux articles ci-dessous, de nombreux journaux des Caraïbes françaises viennent de se charger et se chargent dans dLOC. Veuillez les voir! Avenir, Guadeloupe: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087617/results Journal Commercial De La Pointe-a-pitre, Guadeloupe: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087618/results Democratie, Guadeloupe: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087619/results Nouvelliste: Quotidien De La Guadeloupe: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087621/results Progres de la Guadeloupe: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087622/results Antilles: Journal Industriel, Commercial Et Agricole De La Martinique: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087623/results Colonies: Organe Républicain De La Martinique: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087624/results Paix, Martinique: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087625/results Echo de la Guadeloupe: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087626/results Diario de Panama: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087627/results Eco de la Opinion: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087628/results Gazette des Petites Antilles: https://dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087631/results Bientôt disponible / Coming soon /Próximamente Union, Haiti: https://www.dloc.com/title-sets/AA00087629/results ============= New ItemsRead More →

Voting is now open for the annual Digital Humanities (DH) Awards. This is a lovely opportunity to see so much great work done by so many folks! Also, the Digital Library of the Caribbean has an entry in the category “BEST DH DATASET (E.G. A CORPUS OF TEXTS, TABLE OF DATA, OR SIMILAR USED FOR DH RESEARCH)” for dLOC as Data: A Thematic Approach to Caribbean Newspapers https://dlocasdata.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/ Please learn about it and others, and vote! Info and voting link again: http://dhawards.org/dhawards2021/voting/  Read More →