2018 Spring Workshop Schedule

The Spring Workshop Schedule for learning how to avoid plagiarizing, enhance presentations, and earn badges for technology skills is now available. Feel free to share with faculty and students.  To register, click here.

A New Channel For Instruction

The USF Tampa Library’s Instructional Video Committee is pleased to announce a new, instruction-focused YouTube channel for the Library’s Instructional Video content. We are stocking our new channel with focused, directed, and helpful playlists designed to provide an intro to the library’s resources and services. Find the new channel here: http://tiny.cc/USFLibraryInstruction  

DHHC Shares Expertise on 3D Printing at Makerfest

USF Libraries was well represented by the Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections (DHHC) at this year’s  Makerfest event. The DHHC team was invited through the Tampa Bay Libraries Consortium (TBLC) to showcase 3D technology applications for libraries, and demonstrate ways that libraries can leverage our new 3D collections for immersive learning. This was the third year for the Makerfest, …

Supporting Textbook Affordability–Ebooks for the Classroom Database

USF faculty can use this database  to find ebooks currently available for possible course adoptions.  If they do not find what they need, faculty can submit a request using this form. Credit goes to Laura Pascual, Dominque Bortmas, Silvia Onac, Micah Jenkins, Jane Duncan, Richard Bernardy, and Monica Metz-Wiseman for their efforts on this project!

New Browser Extension Supports OA Use for Scholars

A Chronicle of Higher Education article recently reports that the Open Access Button is a new tool that helps researchers gain free access to copies of articles and many libraries are integrating it into interlibrary-loan arrangements.   Another new tool, Unpaywall, is a non-profit, open source browser extension. When an Unpaywall user lands on the page …

Rebuilding an Online Reputation

The Tampa Bay Library Consortium is sponsoring a live webinar on Wednesday, May 24th from 12-1 PM, “Building an Exit Plan: Pulling the Plug on Your Online Life.” Our students in particular often make “digital mistakes” and need to work on rebuilding their online reputation. This session discusses how to help users remove their online …

Digital Scholarship in Action Events, March 2nd and 3rd

Digital Media Commons at USF Libraries via kwout On Thursday and Friday March 2nd and 3rd there will be several presentations in the USF Tampa Library related to digital scholarship. For those interested in these topics, please pass the word to fellow faculty members and students. The schedule of events in the Digital Media Commons …

Digital Media Center Workshop Series

Are  you or students you know interested in learning more about using multimedia software? The DMC (Digital Media Commons) now has a Spring 2017 series that includes learning about Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.  Click here to register!

Lynda.com is Here!

With the help of technology fees, the USF community now has one of the top online learning platforms that helps them learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Users have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. See the video below …