[The job posting below is from Florida International University, a public university in Miami. FIU is one of the public universities, along with UF and a number of others, in Florida. The UF Digital Library Center (which is where I am and what I write about on this blog) is part of the University of Florida Libraries in Gainesville. While FIU in Miami to UF in Gainesville are a fair distance apart, FIU and UF work closely together on a number of projects including the Digital Library of the Caribbean and the Everglades Digital Library. We work together frequently, as do all of the StateRead More →

America’s Swamp: the Historic Everglades, a new collection within the University of Florida Digital Collections should be up this week. In the meantime, we’ve already started loading some of the photos to Flickr. If the photos on Flickr aren’t enough, the Everglades Digital Library from FIU’s Digital Collections Center is already a massive digital collection of amazing material, and it’s always growing.Read More →

The National Archives have announced the most recent National Historical Publications and Records Commission’s grants, and the University of Florida Libraries is one of the award winners for a project to digitize historical Everglades records. The project, entitled “America’s Swamp: The Historical Everglades” will digitize material from six collections relating to the exploration, development and conservation of the Everglades from 1878-1929. “America’s Swamp” will feed into the Everglades Digital Library (EDL), from the Florida International University Libraries and many other partners. We’ll keep you posted as the collection starts to go online, and there will be a great deal to share since this project willRead More →