Welcome Christina Wisz!

chevron_rightThe USF Libraries are excited to introduce Christina Wisz, our new Associate Director of Development

The USF Libraries are in a period of rapid advancement and transformation, providing impactful services, first-class facilities, and sophisticated technology. In order to support our programs and resources, and guarantee student success, we too need support. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome Christina Wisz to our team! Christina will focus her efforts on all things development: gifts, donations, fundraising, scholarships, donor relations — investments into the future of the USF Libraries.

Preserving Heritage & Providing Open Access: A New Partnership in Preservation Brings 3D Leaders Together

chevron_rightThe USF Libraries’ Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections strengthens their leadership in 3D historical preservation worldwide through a new partnership program

The USF Libraries DHHC is partnering with two global leaders in 3D heritage documentation, CyArk and Historic Environment Scotland, to form the Open Heritage Alliance (OHA). OHA have contributed significant legacy and on-going 3D research and documentation projects to Open Heritage 3D, a repository of 3D digital heritage data. The partnership is supported by Google Arts & Culture, who are providing high visibility web development platforms for models, images, and digital stories that correspond to each of the partners’ projects. Many of the Open Heritage 3D collections are now viewable on Google’s platform, including the DHHC’s Apollo 1 Memorial at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

University of South Florida Libraries Copyright and Intellectual Property Librarian Awarded Prestigious Publication Award

chevron_rightLeEtta Schmidt has been awarded the first-ever RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award for her co-authorship about sharing digital collections and content

The RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award celebrates librarians that show excellence in publication in STARS areas, including interlibrary loan (ILL), access services, and other shared library services. Publications are judged by criteria including practical and theoretical value, evidence of rigorous work, relevance to the profession, and contribution to scholarship, just to name a few. LeEtta is being recognized for a chapter she co-authored with J. Silvia Cho, “Sharing Digital Collections and Content.”