Posting the happy news in full from the email from the University Press of Florida! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2021 University Press of Florida Receives NEH Grant to Publish Diverse Stories of America Gainesville, Fla.—The University Press of Florida has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to expand the Press’s publications in African American Studies (AAS) and Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS). The grant will support the Press’s project “Exploring Diverse Stories of America through Humanities Publishing,” enabling the Press to increase its capacity for publishing new titles in these two subject areas through the retention of staff and the rehiring of positions lost during the pandemic. Through the project, the Press will also convert backlist titles in these disciplines into digital and paperback formats; create an event series toRead More →

John D. MacDonald was a prolific writer, authoring 78 books that have sold more than 70 million copies. Many of his novels published in the 1950’s were set in Florida, as were several of his 450 short stories and the well-known Travis McGee series. Dear Dordo: The World War II Letters of Dorothy and John D. MacDonald presents a collection of 175 letters that were exchanged between John and his wife Dorothy (known as “Dordo”) between May 1943 and June 1945. These letters provide a fascinating and honest account of life during World War II from a husband in the U.S. Army and a wife on theRead More →

LibraryPress@UF announces publication of The Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS), a free, full-length textbook for undergraduate students. Bridging STEM and the humanities, this book explores the complex interplay between human cultures and everyday materials like clay, glass, concrete, steel, and plastic. The project was led by University of Florida (UF) Rhines Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Dr. Kevin Jones and College of the Arts Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives Dr. Sophia Acord. In partnership with the Materials Research Society, Acord and Jones designed the IMOS course aligned with the text, which today enrolls about 175 undergraduate students each year at UFRead More → English: The Modern Endangered Archives Program (MEAP) is a UCLA Library granting program that funds projects that document, digitize and make accessible endangered archival materials from the 20th and 21st Centuries, including print, photographic, film, audio, ephemeral, and born digital objects. MEAP funds both Planning and Project Grants to support project teams looking to assess, digitize, and document at-risk collections from around the world.  Please address any questions to The Call for Applications: Español: El Programa de Archivos en Peligro Moderno (MEAP) es un programa de subvenciones de la Biblioteca de UCLA que financia proyectos que documentan, digitalizan y hacen accesibles materiales de archivo en peligro de extinciónRead More →

The new dLOC patron interface will be released November 29. Please join us on September 2 from 11am-12pm (Miami time) for a preview; register: For ease, preview videos are now up in English ( and French (, with Spanish forthcoming. To support the migration, there is now a separate administrative site (in development) with a list of all partners (the patron site has partners who have content): See the most recent items: and for this month, newly loaded items include: July dLOC Newsletter, French also now out: University of The Bahamas: Various materials: Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator More newRead More →

I’m working on the slides for the partner preview of the new dLOC site, to launch November 29. In preparing these, there are so many changes! First, dLOC is now several websites: Patron site, – this is the one that will be new Program Documentation, – in process for documentation updates Technical Documentation, All of these used to be on the patron website, which was cumbersome and less usable after dLOC grew to so much content and so many partners. Also, some production tools and user tools are integrated into the current website. Those will change, to have a patron/user system andRead More →

RLUK and AHRC have released the report on the scoping study, The role of academic and research libraries as active participants and leaders in the production of scholarly research. This excellent report is fully available online: I super highly recommend that folks read the full report. That said, I know many of us under constant work and life demands and so are in the realm of tldr;. The headline findings or highlights are also available, and are short to read. A very short selection of those includes: Collaborative by default: Collaboration is in the nature of libraries and the staff that work within them.Read More →

University Press of Florida is seeking interns for the Fall 2021 semester. The internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing. Please note that University Press of Florida internships are being offered this semester as Student OPS and Federal Work Study positions and applications must be submitted through Below are brief descriptions of each position and direct links to apply. Acquisitions Intern (OPS) The Acquisitions Intern assists the Acquisitions department of the University Press of Florida and works on book projects at all stages of the acquisitions process, and performs other clerical dutiesRead More →

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 setRead More →

Please see the full call here: and copied below for ease: Monday, July 19, 2021 – 5:00pm We are seeking assistance with a new open educational resource project. My colleague Ellen Moll and I are recipients of an MSU Library OER Award to develop a textbook that we hope will have use for faculty teaching about digital humanities across multiple contexts. This project was inspired by our recent work on learning outcomes and content tracks for the undergraduate Digital Humanities Minor at Michigan State University. If you would spend a moment sharing examples of material that should be included in the textbook, we would appreciate it.  We are looking forRead More →