Pilot to Program: UFLib Domains

Like many other universities, the Libraries at UF are using Reclaim Hosting’s Domain of One’s Own to solve the “website problem” where folks need a website that does not fit the overall infrastructural support framework (needs like: site with a design that isn’t institutional, WordPress instance for a blog, various technologies for digital scholarship, and more). The Libraries started UFLib Domains to as a pilot project with an internal grant by Perry Collins, to offer a quick-start pathway for anyone working in the Libraries to publish digital scholarship, teach with technology, and experiment with new tools. Perry did tremendous work in getting the system set up, getting the first set of folks onboarded, and leading the initial transition process from pilot project to program.

Now, the Web Team in the Library Technology Services Department is leading and responsible for ongoing program support.  Program support includes documentation like this page for new and current users. The Web Team is also regularly reviewing the  list of active project, checking in with users where sites do not appear active (for web archiving and closing if/when appropriate) and maintaining a public list of example sites for others to use in thinking with for their projects. The current list of sample sites for folks to think with includes:

Site Type / Notes
ARL PD Bank Program site with documentation and advisory group information for the digital repository
Caribbean Literary Heritage Digital Scholarship site
Co-designing Equitable Futures Digital Scholarship site for collaborative program
Coffey Residency, Book Arts Program Program site
Cuba, Pearl of the Caribbean Digital scholarship site
dLOC and Copyright Digital scholarship site
dLOC as Data Grant project site
Islam Burkina Faso Digital scholarship site
LACC Book Displays
Earth Day
Hispanic Heritage Month
Sites for book displays
Storied Books SASC Blog
SASC Blog Blog
Fall Fest, 2020 (to be archived or replaced soon) Event site
Valentine Remix: Public Domain Digital scholarship and event site
Exhibits Exhibits site, for many exhibits including 40 for 40
Migration, Mobility, Sustainability: Caribbean Studies + Digital Humanities OER and digital scholarship site
LibraryPress@UF Program site
Panama Canal Museum Collections Blog Blog
US Caribbean and Florida Ethnic Newspaper Project Blog Blog

Looking forward to seeing this list grow, and seeing the notes we have change, as the use for UFLib Domains changes over time to support many goals for the Libraries! Huge thanks to Perry for her work in launching the pilot, and huge thanks to the Web Team for moving this from successful pilot to successful ongoing program!