Systems Department Updates

The USF Library’s Systems Department has had a busy summer working on projects to improve services for students, faculty, and staff! Here are a few of our recent updates. New Systems Library Assistant The Systems Department has a new Library Assistant to help work on systems-related projects, troubleshooting, and technical documentation.  Find out more about … Continue reading Systems Department Updates

Database of the Week: Oxford African American Studies Center

The Oxford African American Studies Center, with Henry Louis Gates Jr. as Editor in Chief, is teeming with gripping photo essays, videos, maps, and articles. The search options make it easy to explore various sections including; biographies, images and multimedia, primary sources, and bibliographies. If you want to browse, I recommend looking through the Previous … Continue reading Database of the Week: Oxford African American Studies Center

USF’s Digital Media Productions Class Captures Gleeson

David Silver’s Digital Media Productions class (#dmp10 on Twitter) has been shooting the library as part of a class assignment. The photos have been amazing. But more importantly, their insights into how Gleeson Library fits into their lives on campus are inspiring. From banned books to studies in color and texture, they have captured the … Continue reading USF’s Digital Media Productions Class Captures Gleeson

Peer Review and the web

The New York Times recently published an interesting article about how the traditional peer review process is being looked at in the context of the democracy of the web. It described an experiment by the journal Shakespeare Quarterly which posted four articles not yet accepted for publication and invited people to submit comments on the … Continue reading Peer Review and the web