Virtual Reality at the Library

Kevin Gidusko reports that the DMC and DHHC teamed with the Florida Public Archaeology Network’s West Central Region to celebrate Florida Archaeology Month on March 21st in the USF Tampa Library lobby. The DHHC and FPAN showcased their efforts to educate the public about the state’s cultural resources through hands-displays, 3D printed artifacts, and 3D …

How Not to Spread Fake News

This op-ed from the New York Times by Michael J. Socolow, “How to Prevent Smart People from Spreading Dumb Ideas,” points out that “Too many Americans have no idea how to properly read a social media feed…regardless of educational attainment, economic class, age, race, political affiliation or gender.” This piece outlines three simple guidelines to …

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 …