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University of Florida, Elsevier explore interoperability in the publishing space

“The University of Florida and Elsevier are unveiling a project to connect the institution’s repository of scholarly works to the larger network of publishing platforms, giving users a portal through which they can explore tens of thousands of articles by the university’s authors.Researchers at UF publish around 8,000 scholarly articles a year, and about a quarter of them appear in the top 10 percent of the most cited journals.” (via Inside Higher Education)

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University library to lend drones to students

“Students at the University of South Florida will be soaring to new academic heights, with drones. College students will be getting their hands on more than just books at the USF come the fall semester. The Tampa campus plans to offer remote-controlled drones for students to check out for school-related projects.< It's a bold move considering that more places are starting to limit the access of drones, including the National Park Service, which announced a temporary ban on the use of drones on Friday. The NPS announcement basically bars the access of unmanned devices to 84 million acres of land in the U.S." (via CNN.com)

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Gay FAU Student Says School Library Refused to Help Because He Looks Like a Woman

“A Florida Atlantic University student claims that he was turned away by the school’s library because he looks and acts like a woman. The student, Abdul Asquith, says that he needed to check out a laptop for school work on Wednesday. But, he says, the librarian turned him down because his student ID says he’s a male, but that he “sounds, looks, and acts” like a girl. Asquithm who is gay, says he does at times wear clothing that could be identified for woman. But at the time he was trying to check out the laptop, he was wearing a FAU hoodie. He was also wearing shorts, and had his hair pulled back.” (via Broward Palm Beach New Times)

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UF libraries to receive more than $300,000 for newspaper digitization

“The jobs of Florida historians and genealogists will soon be much easier, thanks to a recent grant for the University of Florida libraries. In August, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced it would be awarding $325,000 to the Florida and Puerto Rico Digital Newspaper Project, a joint project between the Smathers Libraries and the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.” (via Gainesville Sun)

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University of Florida and the University of Miami libraries collaborate to establish a shared collection

“The University of Florida and the University of Miami have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the Collaborative Academic Library Collection, a shared collection that will be housed in Gainesville for long-term preservation and retention of low use or duplicate library materials. This new partnership between Florida’s largest public and private academic research libraries will benefit students, faculty and researchers at both universities. The catalogs and finding aids for both universities will include the records for the shared collection.”

via University of Florida

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