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Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, has added 200,000 digitized pages of historic Florida newspapers to the freely available in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library (FDNL). The project, “Making Florida Newspaper Collections Accessible,” was completed with $53,040 in Library Services and Technology Act funding from the…

Publish globally, save locally: Free open access publishing in select journals for UF authors

Would you like to expand the readership of your research and increase its impact? Great news! The George A. Smathers Libraries are partnering with five publishers to bring cost savings to UF authors who elect to publish their work as open access. Publishing a journal article open access makes it free to read from anywhere around the globe with 18% higher citation rates on average compared to articles locked behind journal subscriptions. Whereas open…

Dean’s message – 05/21/21

Welcome back to the University of Florida and to the George A. Smathers Libraries! We are happy to see you on campus and online. Based on university guidelines, masks are optional rather than required for students, faculty, staff and guests on UF property and in the Smathers library…

Recently Processed, Expanded or Revised Collections (May 2021)

Collections that have been recently processed, expanded, or revised at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. Ernesto Chavez Collection  / Guía de la Colección de Ernesto Chávez, 1887-2018 (Bulk 1960-2014) (significantly expanded and newly revised finding aid)Ernesto Chávez Álvarez (b. 1942) is a…

New Library System Coming Soon to the UF Libraries!

On July 13, 2021, all Florida public colleges and universities will be upgrading our core library platform to the Alma and Primo VE library systems. This next-generation integrated library system (ILS) leverages cloud-based services and offers a responsive, scalable web and mobile design. This upgrade will expand access to materials and improve…

The new SOURCE magazine is now released!

SOURCE offers the reader an opportunity to view remarkable materials from our collections, learn about our innovative research and collaborations both in the Libraries and with other colleagues throughout the University and beyond, and explore highlights of exceptional faculty and student services provided by the Smathers Libraries.

Virgin Islands newspapers featured in Chronicling America blog post

In a recent blog post, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Program Officer Hadassah St. Hubert is joined by National Digital Newspaper Program partners Melissa Jerome, Project Coordinator for the US Caribbean & Ethnic Florida Digital Newspaper Project at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida,…

New Finding Aids Website for Florida Archival & Manuscripts

The Special and Area Studies Department announces the release of a new University of Florida Archival & Manuscripts Finding Aids website at https://findingaids.uflib.ufl.edu/. This new website will replace the older finding aid website with a system based on ArchivesSpace. ArchivesSpace is the leading archival content management system in…