USF Tampa Library Hosts Scopus Events

Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, was officially publicized and launched on November 16th when representatives from Elsevier assisted the USF Tampa Library in hosting several events that included an introduction to Scopus, and an in-depth session for those who wanted even more. Included in these events were breakfast, a lunch …

Identifying and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

At the request of Dean Todd Chavez and the Provost, Matt Torrence, STEM Librarian, Jason Boczar, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Librarian, and Susan Ariew, Education Librarian, have created a new LibGuide devoted to helping academic faculty identify and avoid publishing their work with predatory publishers. The guide defines the term “predatory publisher” and offers tools …

APA Style Central is Here!

APA Style CENTRAL is an award winning platform that combines sophisticated online learning, teaching, and writing tools, fully integrating the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  This resource offers assistance in citing sources and in formatting papers accurately using APA. This interactive online product offers helpful video tutorials that can be embedded into Canvas and deep …

OHPi – Oral History Player Interface

OHPi is Digital Initiatives & Services’ oral history player interface for fully transcribed and time-coded oral history interviews. It functions as a standalone app on our SobekCM-based digital collections site at http://digital.lib.usf.edu/. It plays media in sync with the full-text transcript. With time-coded full-text transcripts OHPi presents the media with the full-text ‘following’ automatically, like …

ALA TechSource: An Open Access Overview

This month Library Technology Reports released an helpful overview of the current trends, terminology, and issues facing the Open Access (OA) publishing model in libraries. Assessing the state of both OA journals and, to a lesser extent monographs, “Idealism and Opportunism: A Gold OA Overview” offers insight into the market presence of OA resources, fee models, …

New Resource: Kanopy Streaming Video

We are very excited about the acquisition of a cutting edge streaming video service, newly available this fall. With over 26,000 titles and growing, Kanopy offers quality educational media that is easy to clip, embed, and share with your students. Featuring both popular cinema and time-tested documentaries, Kanopy offers professionally edited video that instructors can …

Princeton Digitizes Islamic Manuscripts

Live view of a newly digitized 14th century manuscript New funding has enabled the Princeton University Digital Library (PUDL) to digitize over 1,200 manuscripts of significance to Islamic and Near Eastern studies. The majority of the selected texts having been gifted to the university in 1942, and have been closed to public use. Increased digital …

New Library of Congress Archive of 75 Years of Classic Recorded Poetry and Literature

This collection includes audio recorded readings of nearly two thousand recordings of poets and prose writers who participated in literary events at the Library of Congress’s Capitol hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording lab. The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature dates back to 1943 and were mostly captured on magnetic …

Meet BrowZine

Recently the USF Tampa Library purchased a new app that allows researchers to browse and scan journal articles on their mobile devices. BrowZine works by allowing researchers to arrange subscription or open access journals they wish to browse by subject on their own library-branded newstand. Downloading instructions can be accessed here. If you have any …

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

A real treasure of a resource that helps patrons find specific titles related to children’s and young adult literature is the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. The database pulls together over 400,000 reviews of that literature from such quality sources as The Alan Review, The Horn Book and Booklist. It also offers profiles about authors and …