In December, the Library notified faculty of our preliminary plans for database and journal cancellations for the coming fiscal year. This will mark the fifth consecutive year that the Library’s budget has been cut, and each cut necessitates increasingly significant cancellations for the Library and the faculty & students whom we support. Two years ago, … Continue reading 2019 Library Database and Journal Cancellations
The Klan newspapers of the 1920s are a reminder of how current divisions over immigration, race, and citizenship are deeply embedded in American history. Continue reading Why Digitize KKK Newspapers?
If you’ve ever felt that this citation-centric view of the scholarly world does not fully capture the value of your work—trust that feeling Continue reading Altmetrics and PlumX: More Ways to Measure Your Scholarly Work
Articles published open access are cited more often than articles that are not. End of Story. Continue reading Why You Need to Publish Open Access
If newspapers publish the “first rough draft of history,” it is fascinating indeed to view those rough drafts from the perspective of USF students. Gleeson Library is in the process of digitizing back issues of USF’s student newspaper, the “Foghorn,” and the first major batch is available now. The parallels between some articles from nearly 50 … Continue reading The Foghorn: A Student History of USF
Construction work in the Reference Room on the 1st floor of the library will begin the morning of Wednesday, July 20th, and be completed before the start of the Fall semester. Reference Desk Services During this time, Reference Desk services will move to the 2nd floor group study area, and remain there until construction work … Continue reading Reference Desk Moving / Computer Lab Closing
Just a plea, to resist the branding ™ of nature, including the mysterious Fog of San Francisco. @KarlTheFog (Twitter account) is fun, in a trivial way, but a wholly inept (and in-apt) branding of our city’s fog. But if you insist, or can’t resist, may I suggest, as more apt (or ept): “Carl” the Fog. The fog comes … Continue reading “Carl” the Fog