DPLA Announces Partnership with the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Bringing Nearly 400,000 N...

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DPLA Announces Partnership with the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Bringing Nearly 400,000 New Items into its National Collection
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Hood, Barbara
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George A. Smathers Libraries
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University of Florida
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DPLA Announces Partnership with the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, Bringing Nearly 400,000 New Items into its National Collection May 13, 2014 BOSTON The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) have partnered with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) by contributing more than 390,000 items, including antique maps, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histori es, newspapers, and research publications. All are now openly accessible to first DPL The Smathers Libraries serve as the technical hub for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and other partners in the region and are contributing records from the Universit y of Florida, dLOC, and other partner collections. expand access to our digital collections and share the wealth of the University of Russell, dean of University Libraries. The Smathers Libraries collections will bring a new, diverse set of perspectives to newspapers, historical to current, provide insight in to the news and history of Florida, the Caribbean, and circum Caribbean. "A primary focus of our second year is expanding across the entire country, and the said DPLA E diversity of Florida's collection is simply wonderful, and we're excited to help share their materials with the world." About DPLA The Digital Public Library of America ( http://dp.la ) strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of has aggrega ted over 7 million items from over 1,300 institutions. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non profit. About the Libraries of the University of Florida

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The Libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. Collections cover virtually all disciplines and include a wide array of formats from books and journals to manuscripts, maps, and recorded music. Increasingly collections are digital and are accessible on the Internet via the library web page or the library catalog. The George A. Smathers Libraries provide primary support to all academic programs except those served by the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Originally published: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/news/index#20140513