Rare Cuban exile community newspapers...
 Introducing two new library...
 Printer's devices database agreement...
 Building our research collecti...
 Beyond books and journals: video...
 Howe Society banquet
 Library instruction statistics

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Table of Contents
    Rare Cuban exile community newspapers now available on microfilm
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Introducing two new library employees
        Page 3
    Printer's devices database agreement between the University of Florida and the Universitat de Barcelona
        Page 4
        Page 5
    Building our research collections
        Page 6
    Beyond books and journals: video collections
        Page 7
        Page 8
    Howe Society banquet
        Page 9
    Library instruction statistics
        Page 10
        Page 11
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La Verdad began publication in Miami, FL, in
UF Library microfilm holdings now include iss
from January 11, 1973 dilurlg December 18,

A project to catalog and microfilm a collection of rare Cuban exile
community newspapers on loan from the University of Miami was
recently completed through an NEH (National Endowment for the
Humanities) funded grant administered by the George A. Smathers
Libraries. The 204 Cuban titles were cataloged, with 122 titles filmed
onto 124,505 exposures, and are now available to researchers and
anyone with interest in the Cuban exile experience.
Microfilming was a combination of in-house and contracted filming
which met national preservation standards. The camera and print
master negatives for all reels are stored in two separate
environmentally stable and fire suppressed vaults in Pennsylvania.
Positive copies of the microfilm will be available for use in the
SUniversity of Florida's Latin American Collection and at the University
"-" of Miami.
The original newspapers, published by members of the Cuban exile
community in Florida, have been collected by the Otto G. Richter
Library at the University of Miami in Coral Gables since the 1960's.
,. They are currently housed in Miami's Cuban Heritage Collection, and
many of the titles are not held anywhere else in the world.
The newspapers are invaluable in preserving and continuing a sense of
identity and community among the exiled population. The collection
serves to preserve and communicate to future generations the history
of Cuba and the exile experience.
As the years progress and new generations (whose ties to the
homeland are simply a family memory) increase, the historical value of
exile newspapers becomes increasingly significant.
Susan Constantineau, Smathers Libraries cataloger for Florida
T newspapers, initially spent four weeks in Coral Gables. She worked
closely with Esperanza de Varona, Coordinator of the Cuban Heritage
Collection, to create or modify bibliographic records in the Online
1972. Computer Library Center (OCLC) database for all of the titles. When it
was time to transfer the newspapers to Gainesville, Constantineau and
sues Cathy Mook, Head of Smathers' Libraries Preservation Department,
1997. traveled twice to Miami to retrieve the documents. Once in
Gainesville, these titles were collated and checked in and prepared for
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Q. Will I still be able to use the library's electronic resources while I am away for a summer term or a
A. Yes, you as a UF faculty member should be able to access most of these resources from other locations. For
instructions, consult the "Guide to Accessing Library Databases Outside the Library" at http://www.uflib.ufl.
Q. Some library resources and services ask for a library card number. Where do I find this?
A. The UF Library card number is the 14 digit number located on your Gator 1 card beneath the bar code. To
use resources remotely it must be activated. You can activate your library card at any circulation desk or via the
web at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/distreg.html

Jimmie Lundgren
Resource Services

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Tatiana Barr
Tatiana Barr joined the Resource Services
Department of the George A. Smathers Libraries
in September 1999 as the new head of the Special
Collections/Architecture & Fine Arts/
Humanities Cataloging Unit (SCAFAH).
Born in Belgium of Russian and German
parents she immigrated to New York at the age
of six. She studied art history and Russian
literature and received her undergraduate degree
from Barnard College. Her MLS is from
Columbia University where she specialized in the
Rare Book Program.
Tatiana brings to the position her wide-ranging
cataloging experience in monograph and rare
book cataloging at the New York Historical
Society, Columbia University and Stanford
University, where she was Slavic cataloger for
five years. The mission of SCAFAH is to serve
the interests of the many members of the library,
faculty and student community that are
represented in the broad range of subjects and
formats that the Unit catalogs, and provide
timely and thorough intellectual access to the
materials in LUIS and OCLC. She is married to
Jeffrey Barr, Rare Book Curator, Dept. of Special
and Area Studies Collections here at UF.

Barbara Hood
Barbara Hood became the George A. Smathers
Libraries Public Information Officer on
November 22, 1999. Barbara has primary
responsibility for developing and coordinating
efforts to disseminate information about the
library to the academic, library and general
public communities at the local, state and
national levels. She coordinates publicity efforts
to stimulate donor cultivation and ensure that
appropriate donor recognition objectives are
achieved. Barbara works collaboratively with
library administration, the library's Development
Officer, library faculty and staff, the University's
Office of News and Public Affairs, and the
University of Florida Foundation, Inc. to promote
library needs, activities, and achievements.
Barbara came from the Volunteer Center of
Alachua County where she was Program
Director. Previously, she owned and operated
Creative Graphics, an award-winning graphic
design studio, for 19 years. She holds a Bachelor
of Fine Arts from the University of South Florida.
A Florida native, Barbara and her husband, Leo,
editor of a daily stock market report, have lived
in Gainesville for 24 years. They have three
teenage daughters.

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M EL C H O IRRE S ESS A Printers' and publishers' devices
P RINTER'S DEV'ICE 1 510 flourished from the 15th century
through the end of the 17th century.
S 1 They could be simple symbols,
allegorical vignettes, rebuses, or
symbolic references to the printer's
name or self-perception. They were
an early trademark and as such,
susceptible to forgery and
appropriation. There are many
good printed reference sources for
printers' devices, but there is not a
unified source. The printed
reference books are also
unfortunately difficult to locate
even in facsimile reproduction. For
over a year, Neus Verger of the
Area de Reserva of the Biblioteca
Universitat de Barcelona has been
developing and maintaining an
online database of printers' devices,
the Marques d'impressors (http://
htm). In the spring of last year, the
Rare Books section of the Dept. of
Special and Area Studies
Collections began scanning printers'
devices and developed a form to
both display the images and
provide bibliographic information concerning them (http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/rarebook/
devices / device.htm).

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It was originally set up as two basic files: one arranged by date and the other
by printer/publishers. In the fall, Hilton Soto of the Systems Dept. wrote a
database program that made the site fully searchable. Since then University of
f Florida and Universitat de Barcelona staff have been discussing cooperating in
S the development of the databases. The two databases overlap, but do not
duplicate one another. In the Barcelona database, which is linked directly to
their online catalog, one can search through the list of printers (which also
includes nonstandard versions of their names) and go to the records of devices
associated with that printer. The Florida database gives information about the
VY size of the device, bibliographic information about the book in which it is
located, and a citation from a reference source to the device when available.
The bibliographic record in the online catalog includes a link to the database.
I By cooperating, both institutions can avail themselves of each other's scanned
images and bibliographic citations. On February 2, the George A. Smathers
Libraries and the Biblioteca Universitat de Barcelona formally agreed to share
the information and digitized images in their online printers' devices databases. The
descriptions of the devices are in Catalan in the Barcelona database, but Neus Verger has
provided an English language version of the search page.

Jeffrey Barr
Special and Area Studies Collections

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Thanks to one-time additional funding from the Provost's Office last fall, Smathers Libraries is purchasing several
substantial research collections. These items were recently ordered and they will be recorded in WebLUIS when they
are received and processed. A few of the new purchases are:

Southern Newspapers. A microform collection of the back issues of 15 newspapers from the southern United States,
some dating back to the Civil War.

Black Workers in the Era of the Great Migration, 1916-1929. Microfilmed primary documents related to the operations
and labor conditions of industries during World War I, and the movement of black workers from the rural south to
northern urban centers.

Diario de La Habana. Microfilm of this government gazette covering early years of the new Cuban republic, 1915-1920s.

Women in World History: A new 20 volume biographical encyclopedia of women.

Directory of American Scholars: The latest edition of a biographical source from the American Council of Learned

Papers of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Florida, 1865-1870. At our request, these important
papers on Reconstruction in Florida are being microfilmed at the National Archives; copies will be housed at the
Smathers Libraries.

Theologische Realenzyklopadie. We purchased additional volumes to this ongoing encyclopedia of religion.

Aerial Maps from the National Archives. The 1,355 prints that complete UF's holdings of the earliest aerial
photographs of Florida. This section dates from 1935-1942.

BBC Shakespeare Plays on Video. The complete collection of plays produced in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Romance of the Knight Zifar. Facsimile edition of El Libro del Cavallero Zifar (1304), the first book of chivalry written
in Castilian Spanish, with 242 illuminations.

Theatrum Sanitatis. Facsimile edition of a 14th-15th century treatise on the concepts of health and hygiene based on
Greco-Roman and Arabic medical treatises, from the work of the Baghdad Christian physician Ibn Botlan (written ca.

Mickler's Books Purchase. Florida history materials including 450 books, more than 100 historic maps, newspapers and
more than 100 letters and pieces of memorabilia. This collection came to us from the largest private collection of
Floridiana in the world.

Shelley Arlen
Humanities and Social Sciences Services

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Books, journals, databases...these categories spring immediately to
mind when one thinks about the Libraries' collections. While these items
are certainly in plentiful supply, the Libraries' holdings include
information in a variety of formats, including video. The UF Libraries'
catalog lists video holdings at nearly 7,000 titles. The "advanced" search
mode of WebLUIS makes it easy to limit a keyword search to the video
Library West houses the largest video collection, at 2,786 titles. This
collection covers a variety of subjects in the humanities and social
sciences, and includes a rich selection of feature films. Other substantial
collections are housed at the Music Library (319 titles including opera
performances, music history, ethnomusicology, and performance
technique), and the Architecture and Fine Arts Library (676 titles
including art history, studio technique, architectural history and design,
urban & regional planning, construction, and home improvement).
Smaller video collections can be found at locations such as the Marston
Science Library, the Education Library, and others.
Many of these materials may be checked out for a 24-hour period.
This policy varies by location. In addition, most campus libraries provide
access to equipment for onsite viewing of video materials.
Ann Lindell
Architecture and Fine Arts

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these titles were collated and checked in and
prepared for filming by staff and students of the
Preservation Department. Extensive documentation
was produced to track the exact whereabouts of each
title throughout the filming process.
This collaborative cataloging and microfilming
project between the University of Florida and the
University of Miami is part of the United States
Newspaper Program (USNP), a cooperative national
effort among the states and the federal government to
locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm
newspapers published in the United States from the
eighteenth century to the present. This NEH funded
initiative has existed in various phases for almost a
decade in all 50 states, with thousands of titles
cataloged and millions of images microfilmed as a
In 1993 the state of Florida, with coordination
provided by the University of Florida libraries, joined
the USNP. Initial efforts in 1993-94 centered on
compiling a database of all extant newspaper titles
held in the state and a survey was conducted of 1,000
likely newspapers repositories.
Since 1995, over 3,000 Florida newspaper titles
have been cataloged, and made accessible in the
University of Florida's public catalog, as well as in
OCLC, a national cataloging database. In addition, a
total of 171 newspaper titles (736 reels) have been
microfilmed for preservation.
A web site has been developed for the Florida
Newspaper Project at http:/ /www.uflib.ufl.edu/
Barbara Hood
Public Information Officer

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The Howe Society, which
supports the development
of the Department of Special
and Area Studies
Collections, held its annual
banquet on Saturday,
February 12 in the Special
Collections Research Room.
This is the first time the
banquet has been held in the
Research Room, which has
been recently renovated.
The soaring beam-vaulted
ceiling, large scale reprints
of collection materials
mounted on the walls,
display cases, and replicas
of the original light fixtures
created a beautiful backdrop
for the catered banquet.
Tom Rider, president of
the Society, introduced John
Ingram, chair of the
Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections,
who gave a brief
introduction to the holdings
in natural history available
in the Department.
The featured speaker was
author Thomas Slaughter
who spoke on "Listening to
the Bartrams." Slaughter


published The Natures of John
and William Bartram to much
acclaim in 1996. He has written
two other award-winning
books, The Whiskey Rebellion
and Bloody Dawn.
Dale Canelas, Smathers
Libraries Director, made the
announcement that former
Florida Governor Farris Bryant,
in attendance with his daughter
Cecilia, is making a gift to
endow the Libraries' Farris and
Julia Bryant Preservation Fund.
The fund will be used to assist
with the preservation and
protection of valuable resource
materials pertaining to Florida
history and government housed
in Smathers Libraries.
For information on Howe
Society membership or
upcoming programs, call 392-
9075, ext. 201.
Barbara Hood,
Public Information Officer

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Faculty Focus Group on Library Web pages
March 28, 1:30 2:30 p.m.
Rolfs Hall, Room 115

If you are a faculty member who has used the
Libraries' website http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ at
least once, we would like to hear from you. We
are gathering usability feedback from all groups
on campus to make the website as easy to use as
possible. Please plan to attend and tell us what
you like and don't like about the library web
pages. The Smathers Libraries Web Design and
Policy group will incorporate the results in our
redesign of the site. If you have questions or
comments, please feel free to email Jana Ronan at
ronan@mail.uflib.ufl.edu or send them to Ms.
Ronan at PO Box 117001.


Library staff provide library instruction sessions to groups that range from orientations for
campus newcomers to in-depth training on information resources that relate to a specific
class. The 1999 statistical summaries report 228 sessions reaching 3,257 people in the Spring
Term, 103 sessions reaching 2,145 people during Summer A and B, and 435 sessions reaching
8,059 people Fall Term, for a 1999 total of 766 sessions reaching 13,461 people. This is
equivalent to the contact hours of more than fifteen (15) 3-credit courses!


Submit the winning name for the State
University System (SUS) of Florida
Libraries system, and a new laptop
computer will be yours! The SUS is
looking for a name that is uniquely
Florida: a name for the wealth of
information resources that this system
conveniently brings to the desktops of
students, faculty and staff of UF and the
other nine state universities. To submit
a name click on "What's New" on the
UF Libraries homepage http://www.
uflib.ufl.edu. Contact Carol Turner at
carturn@mail.uflib.ufl.edu for more

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The George A. Smathers Libraries are embarking on a pilot project designed to
extend our services to UF students, faculty and staff. Beginning on March 13, you
will be able to connect with a librarian from your home or office, ask a question
e l r and receive a response in real time. This new service, based on MOO software
ef e s which creates an Internet accessible "virtual space" for you and librarians to
e interact, is called Ref eXpress. It will be available from 9-11 am and 9-11 pm Mon.
Thurs. and from 9-11 pm Sunday. The initial pilot project will run from March 13
to May 4. Depending on interest and staffing, we hope to continue the service and
expand hours in the future. We encourage you to connect with Ref eXpress at
Ann Lindell, Alice Primack, Jana Ronan, Mimi Pappas, and Colleen Seale
Ref eXpress Team

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Issues of fair use and copyright law compliance
have a direct relationship to a wide range of library
programs and services from interlibrary loan and
electronic course reserves to use of library web
pages and licensed electronic databases. In an
effort to provide library staff with information on
library policies and procedures with a copyright
component, a new Copyright Reference Page is
being developed. Accessible from the library home
page or directly at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/
admin/Copyright.htm, the page provides links to
University of Florida policies that relate to
copyright as well as key copyright resources on the
Internet. We hope this page, which goes public on
March 15, will be useful to faculty. Your comments
and suggestions are encouraged.

Carol Turner
Director of Public Services


March 23, 2000
Nigel Smith
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Geography
The Amazon River Forest: A Natural History
of Plants, Animals and People

April 6, 2000
Maria Todorova
Professor of European and
Mediterranean History
Imagining the Balkans

Both events will be held at 4:30 pm in the Special
Collections Research Room, Smathers Library (East).
The authors will discuss how their books fit into the
existing literature on their subject, what inspired their
book, and what has been the critical reaction. Questions
and comments invited.
Co-sponsored by Goerings Book Store and the Howe
Society, which supports the Department of Special and
Area Studies Collections of the George A. Smathers
Libraries at the University of Florida.
Free and open to the public. For further information call
378-0363 or 392-9075.

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Are your students hitting those report deadlines and realizing they don't know how to use
the Libraries? Send them to one of the free orientations scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, March 22, 2-2:30 pm, Library West room 148

_Thursday, March 23, 11-11:30 am, Marston Science Library room L-107

No registration is needed. For more information call Alice Primack at 392-2822.


y Celebrate National Library Week with the Geotge A. Smathers Libraties.

Take our quiz and enter to win a gift basket full of UF goodies! Stop by the
lobby of Library West or Marston Science Library to enter or connect to our
web site at http://xuw .uflib.ufl. edu/lbweek/index.html for information on the
contest, displays, and demonstrations of the new interactive reference, Ref

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Is there another person in your department that you would like us to send a copy of
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