63 years of The Jewish Floridian newspaper now freely accessible online through the University of Florida Libraries’ Eth...

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63 years of The Jewish Floridian newspaper now freely accessible online through the University of Florida Libraries’ Ethnic Newspapers from Florida ( News Release, 2013 )
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Press release
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English
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Jefferson, Rebecca
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George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Gainesville, FL
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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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News Release Contact: Rebecca Jefferson Head Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica University of Florida (352) 273 2650 rjefferson@ufl.edu 63 years of The Jewish Floridian newspaper now freely accessible online through the Ethnic Newspapers from Florida Sept. 18 201 3 G AINESVILLE, Fla. --T h anks to an award of $21,753 in October 2012 from the Florida Department of State, Division of Library and Inf ormation Services, the George A. Smathers Libraries have now completed the conversion of 127 microfilm reels of The Jewish Floridian newspaper to digital format Ethnic Newspapers from Florida database: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/ethnicnews This new databas e featur es 22 newspaper titles, including The Jewish Floridian along with African American newspapers like the Florida Sentinel Bulletin Other ethnic newspape rs currently located in the main Florida Digital Newspaper Library ( http://ufdc.ufl.edu/fdnl1 ) will soon be added to the site for ease of access. For the first time, all issues of The Jewish Floridian (1928 1990), over 100,000 pages, are freely available and fully searchable online. The Jewish Floridian newspaper is of great interest to a broad range of researchers, historians and writers who want to learn more about the cultural, social, historical and political life of population in America. P roject director Rebecca Jefferson and project team members April Hines and Shelley Arlen have created an online presentation describing the history and backgr ound of this newspaper along with oth er ethnic newspapers in Florida. The presentation includes a tutorial on how to access the collections: http://seflin.adobeconnect.com/p7yt5wgca43/ V iewers are encouraged to complete a short survey to give feedback on their searching experience : http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GSQFW6K The project is a collaboration between the George A. Smathers Libraries, the Jewish Museum of Florida and the Broward County Public Library System, the Miami Dade Public Library System and the P alm Beach County Library System. This partnership was established in order to ritage. The George A. Smathers Libraries at UF is both the largest public and academic library in the throughout the state. The libraries house more than five milli on books and the UF Digital Collections ( http://ufdc.ufl.edu ) contain over seven million pages of historical documents, newspapers, archival letters, maps, photographs, museum ob jects, books and more. State of Florida Division of Library and Information Services