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UF Receives $2M Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The grant will strengthen and sustain the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida announced today that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a four-year, $2,000,000 grant: Revitalizing the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). dLOC is a…

Early State Records of Florida Now Freely Available Online

The George A. Smathers Libraries announce that the public now has free access to early state records of Florida, hosted as a collection in the University of Florida Digital Collections (https://ufdc.ufl.edu/collections/efp/). This online resource is a digital and searchable version of records put on microfilm by the Library of…

Access to Scopus database now available at UF

The George A. Smathers Libraries announce access to the Scopus database. Scopus is a multidisciplinary abstract and citation database with a powerful search interface. In addition to records of over 84 million scholarly publications, it also includes author and institutional profiles. COMING SOON! Your librarians will be creating UF…

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections

The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of Florida. Levy County Photo Album, 1910-1919 Photo Album containing 47 photographs of Levy County, Florida. Most photos are of Cedar Keys. James S. Haskins Papers, 1920s-2018 (Bulk:…

Black History Month at the George A. Smathers Libraries

The following online exhibitions and books displays in various library locations are featured during Black History Month at the Libraries. Featured online exhibitions Black Thursday: UF’s Black Campus Movement Black Educators: Florida’s Secret Social Justice Advocates 1920-1960 African American Extension Extension Agents in Florida *Marston Science Library…

Emilio Cueto Sends Us to Cuba by Mail

Under the title Delivering Cuba Through The Mail: Cuba’s Presence in Non-Cuban Postage Stamps and Envelopes, edited by the Library Press of the prestigious University of Florida (UF), Emilio Cueto has just published a unique book. Cueto, a lawyer and independent researcher, has dedicated his life to collecting and studying…

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections

The following collections in the Special and Area Studies Department have been recently processed, expanded or revised at the University of Florida. Tim Lawrence Papers, 1974-2019 Project files, photographs, artwork, A/V, movie and television props, and other files documenting the life and career of makeup and special effects artist,…

IMLS Funding supports access to research proposals

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) have received $99,833 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to launch a new initiative, “Planning for Open Grants: Fostering a Transparent and Accessible National Research Proposal Infrastructure.” Navigating the process to secure funding and fellowships requires…

Levy County Journal now digitized

The Digital Support Services and Conservation and Preservation departments of the George A. Smathers Libraries announce the addition of an extensive run of the Levy County Journal (1928-2016) to the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL) (https://ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnl1).  Thanks to a generous donation of papers by the family of the paper’s…