Digital Dialogs

Welcome to Digital Dialogs at the University of South Florida!

Welcome to Digital Dialogs!  This blog features topics in five sections designed to help you discover ways to incorporate digital items, many of which are primary resources, into your class projects.  We also cover tools that you could use to create multimedia projects of your topic, and provide examples of such exhibits that have been created here at the University of South Florida and elsewhere.  There are four topical sections, plus an extra section for items of general interest, with a new post each week.  The sections are:

  • Recent Collections—information about a recently created digital collection at USF
  • Featured Project—existing projects that highlight digital materials as a cohesive online exhibit
  • Tools of the Trade—tools you can use to create your own online exhibits
  • Across the Academy—external projects that are particularly snazzy
  • In Other News—sort of a bonus section that includes information not covered in the other categories

If you have a topic you’d like to suggest for one of these areas, please let us know!  There is a Suggest an Idea feature on the right. We look forward to developing an online resource that will invite conversation, encourage collaboration, and inspire your next digital exhibit or research project.

Latest Dialogs

USF Libraries 3D Biological Specimens

  The School of Geosciences Research Platform Team (RPT) and Digital Heritage and Humanities Collection (DHHC) at the USF Libraries worked with paleo-biologist professors Jen Bright and Greg Herbert to create 3D models of six biological specimens for use in an out-of-classroom setting. The specimens were annotated by Dr. Bright and Dr. Herbert to ensure …

Tampa in Time

Tampa was incorporated in 1849, but for a long time was overlooked or considered a town with dubious morals—a town for mobsters or corrupt politicians. In spite of these unfortunately accurate accusations, Tampa grew, and as it grew changes took place. From the 1940s, when Santo Trafficante Sr. and Charlie Wall battled for control of …

The Calling: Earth Podcast Highlights Research in the USF School of Geosciences

Guest post from Drew Smith, Associate Librarian specializing in genealogical research, engineering, information sciences, and technology. The USF Libraries has begun production of a regular podcast showcasing research being done by faculty and doctoral candidates in the USF School of Geosciences. Hosted by Associate Librarian Drew Smith and assisted by research platform team member Meghan …

The Women Writers Project

“I know I have the bodie, but of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and Stomach of a King, and of a King of England, too.” Elizabeth I, The Tilbury speech, 1588 I discovered this delightful quote in The Women Writers Project collection. This easy-to-access site, established in 1988, offers scholars, …

Celebrating Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019

Fair Use week, from February 25 to March 1 in 2019, is a community celebration of fair use coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries.  Each day teachers, students, researchers and consumers benefit from copyrighted information because of the fair use exception in the United States copyright law. The Fair Use Doctrine is a part …