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Table of Contents
    Dale Canelas retires in January
        Page 1
        Page 2
    New library databaes
        Page 3
    Spotlight on faculty/librarian collaboration
        Page 4
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Libraries inaugurate mini grants program with four awards
        Page 7
    'The Legacy of A. Quinn Jones' exhibition in Special Collections
        Page 8
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Dale Canelas retires in January

D ale Canelas,
of University
Libraries since
1985, will retire
at the end of
January. Having
served as the
director for ad
years, Dale has the longest tenure of any
library director at the university. She is
saluted not for the time she has spent
in the libraries, but for what she has

Dale came to UF from Stanford University,
where she served as the libraries' director
for public services. Today's library is very
different from the one that greeted her in
1985.At that time, the library world was
largely a print world. There were no online
resources for library users, no Web, and
e-mail was just beginning to be used here.
Campus libraries still had card catalogs,
and Marston Science Library was under
construction. Most books now housed
in Library West were in Library East
along with reserve services, and Library
West was taken up primarily with special
collections rooms and staff work areas.

Today's libraries at the University of
Florida those things apparent to all as
well as the behind-the-scenes policies,
procedures and infrastructure are largely
the result of Dale's leadership. Her major
accomplishments include the following:
Establishment of a Collection
Management Department and

collection management program
through which subject specialists direct
the acquisition and management of
collections and act as liaisons between
academic departments and the libraries
* Establishment of a preservation
program to prevent, confront and repair
physical damage to the collections
(caused by age, use, heat, humidity,
insects, dust, etc.)
* Establishment of a development
program to identify friends and raise
funds to support the collection and
other needs of the libraries
* Establishment of the Digital Library
Center to digitize, preserve and make
accessible electronically resources of the
libraries and the university
* Renovation of Smathers Library
(Library East) to provide excellent
physical conditions for the use and
preservation of Florida's Special and
Area Studies Collections
* Establishment of the SUS Electronic
Resources Committee to provide for
statewide consortial pricing, thus
reducing UF's costs for electronic
* Construction and opening of the
Marston Science Library to support
science, agriculture and engineering
* Renovation and expansion of Library
West, the main humanities and social
sciences library at the University of
* Creation of an off-site storage facility

* Integration of technology with
collections and services
* Creation of a Human Resources Office
including a staff development program
to ensure that staff have the skills
needed to handle technology and meet
the evolving needs of library users
In addition to her accomplishments at
UF, Dale has served as a leader among
her professional library colleagues in
the state and nation. For ten years she
chaired Florida's State University System
Council of Library Directors and the
Board of Directors for the Florida Center
for LibraryAut.:.!i...iti,:.', She s, ed on
the Governi!ii: EB;.:.. d .:.I rii Rk sarch
Libraries Gi':,u[ F.:! rl i k .u.s she served
( ai.i J, on page 2)

-- 2 Update on transition;
ILL response to fee increase;
Library West dedication
-' 3 New library databases; Heipp
art in Library West
,- 4 Spotlight on faculty/
librarian collaboration
5 Accessibility and media
production studios;
Education time capsule
,- 6 Spatial Information Services
-- 7 Library mini grants

-' 8 A. Quinn Jones exhibition


Dale Canelas (Continued from page 1)
on the Board of the Center for Research
Libraries which provides sophisticated
area studies research support for member
libraries. She was elected to the Board of
the Association for Research Libraries,
served as a member of numerous ARL
committees, and chaired its Committee
on Research Collections. She was an
elected member of the American
Library Association's Council and was
President of the Library Administration
and Management Association. Her
presentations and publications have
focused on change, technology, personnel
development and management, library
building design, and the evolving nature
and role of the research library.

Dale and her husband Marcelo plan to
remain in Gainesville. She will now have
more time to travel, enjoy opera and dance
performances, and explore other interests.
We wish you well, Dale.
Carol Turner
Directorfor Public Services

Update on a year in
transition for the libraries

The Future of the Libraries Committee,
chaired by Dr. Will Harrison, completed
its work at the end of fall semester and
presented a final report to the provost.
The report, available at http://www.
aa.ufl.edu/search committees/
futureofthelibrary, presents background
information on the role of the libraries
at the University of Florida, provides
institutional comparisons with other
relevant public universities and presents a
discussion on the possible integration of
Smathers Libraries and the Health Science
Center Library.

The search committee for a new Dean of
Libraries, chaired by Dr. Joseph Glover,
conducted telephone interviews with nine
candidates in mid-December. On-campus
interviews are tentatively scheduled for
January 25 -26 and January 29-February
2.Updated information on the progress of
the search will be posted to http://www.
aa.ufl.edu/search committees/Dean_

You are Cordially Invited
to the Dedication of the Renovated and Expanded
University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries'
with an address by author Michael Connelly
Friday, January 26, 2007 One Thirty p.m.
Second Floor, Library West

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Interlibrary Loan policy response

to increasing copyright fees

Smothers Libraries Interlibrary Loan is
a free service for all faculty, students
and staff of the University of Florida. We
have tried to accommodate all requests for
as long as possible, but with a static library
budget, increased transaction fees and
skyrocketing copyright royalty fees, ILL
can no longer subsidize royalty fees greater
than $50 per article. Requests with royalty
fees that exceed $50 will be canceled with
excessive fees as the explanation. To process
the request, please contact the Interlibrary
Loan librarian to make arrangements for
departmental payment.

According to national copyright
guidelines, we follow the rule of 1-1-5-5;
that is, within one calendar year, for any
single journal title, a library is limited to
requesting five articles published within
the last five years. The ILLiad system
keeps a record of our transactions and
when we reach the limit, we submit
payment to the Copyright Clearance
Center (CCC). The CCC collects royalty
fees on behalf of the copyright owner and
applies an additional transaction fee to the
copyright royalty for each article. In 2004,
the CCC increased this charge 900 percent
- from $.30 per transaction to $3.00. This
increase had a significant impact on the
cost of ILL borrowing services, which
handles approximately 10,000 article
requests per year.

We have also seen a trend, particularly
with publishers of scientific journals, for

exorbitant copyright royalty fees. The
highest of these is $250/article, charged
by American Scientific Publishers, whose
titles include the following:
* Journal ofAutonomic and Trusted
* Journal ofBiobased Materials and

* Journal ofBiomedical :i,., ,i;l:,, Li1
* Journal ofBionanoscience
* Journal ofBiopharmaceutics and
I?,. 1 ,., ,.:
* Journal of Computational and
Theoretical Nanoscience
* Journal of Nanoelectronics and
* Journal of Nanoscience and
P, 1 ,, .li /, ,.I
* Journal of Scanning Probe Microscopy
* Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and
* Sensor Letters
Today, our average copyright fee is about
$15/article. In 1997, Nancy J. Chaffin found
the average copyright fee was $5/article
and the highest fees were $50.25/article
(none of those were in the physical or life

If you have questions about this policy,
please contact Michelle Foss, Interlibrary
Loan librarian, at (352) 273-2535 or email:

Lori Driscoll
Chair, Access Services

Page 2 -- Library News

New library databases

The libraries have added several new
databases to the current collection.
Access to the complete list including brief
descriptions is found at http://www.uflib.

Included in these additions are the
Black Studies Center (BSC): A
fully cross-searchable gateway to Black
Studies including scholarly essays, recent
periodicals and historical newspaper
articles. It combines several resources
for research and teaching in Black
Studies: Schomburg Studies on the Black
Experience, International Index to Black
Periodicals (IIBP), The Chicago Defender,
and the Black Literature Index. BSC brings
together essential historical and current
material for researching the past, present
and future of African-Americans, the
wider African Diaspora and Africa itself.
It is comprised of several cross-searchable
component databases.

Books 24X7 Engineering Pro: Full
contents of hundreds of the best and latest
engineering books in a fully searchable,
web-based environment. Including
reference materials covering a wide range
of engineering disciplines, plus general
reference topics. With books from trusted
publishers such as John Wiley & Sons,
McGraw-Hill, The Institution of Electrical
Engineers, Engineering Press, Industrial
Press, Noble Publishing, Artech House,
Cambridge University Press, The MIT
Press and many others, this collection
continues to grow, with new content
continuously being added.

Early American Imprints, Series I:
Evans, 1639-1800: Books, pamphlets,
broadsides and other imprints listed in
the renowned bibliography by Charles
Evans. Early American Imprints, Series I:
Evans, 1639-1800 has been hailed as the
definitive resource for researching every
aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.
This incomparable digital collection

contains virtually every book, pamphlet
and broadside published in America over
a 160-year period. Digitized from one
of the most important collections ever
produced on microform, Early American
Imprints, Series I is based on Charles
Evans' renowned "American Bibliography"
and Roger Bristol's supplement. Including
more than 36,000 printed works and 2.3
million pages, Series I also offers new
imprints not available in microfilm.

Global Financial Data: An
unparalleled source for historical stock
market, financial, and economic data
unavailable from any other online
source. The GFD Database includes over
20,000 current and historical data series
covering over 200 countries that have been
collected from original sources.

Historical Statistics of the United
States: Historical statistics of the
United States, colonial times to 1970 is
a compendium of statistics from over
1,000 sources, including the U.S. Census,
providing a numerical history of the
United States. This definitive reference
work contains more than 37,000 series
of information covering virtually every
quantifiable dimension of American
history: population, including migration
and family and household comparisons;
work and welfare, with labor, education,
and health; economic structure and
performance, including financial markets
and consumer expenditures; governance
and international relations, covering
elections and politics, crime, international
trade, and national defense, all from the
earliest times to the present. Based on the
multi-volume reference work produced
by the U.S. Census Bureau, Historical
Statistics of the United States has been
expanded to include thirty years of
new data and new topics never before
addressed in the print volumes.

Oxford African American Studies
Center: Combines the authority of
carefully edited reference works with

sophisticated technology to create
the most comprehensive collection of
scholarship available online to focus on
the lives and events which have shaped
African-American and African history and
culture. Provides students, scholars and
librarians with more than 7,500 articles by
top scholars in the field.

Barbara Gundersen
('CllYctfi' Management

Richard Heipp
artwork installed
in Library West

Artwork by UF painting and drawing
professor Richard Heipp has been
installed in Library West as part of a
Florida Art in State Buildings project.
A 72"x 116" acrylic on plastic painting
graces the lobby between the escalators
and four cut aluminum panels, each 60"x
98," are hung in the first floor windows.

Library News '- Page 3

MfOLIH on [fac mutim/libnnrniain mmlabraionm

What do more than a dozen incredibly
excited photojournalism students,
a rose-growing operation in the Imbabura
region of Ecuador and the Reitz Union
Gallery all have in common? Each of them
played a significant role in the success
of the 2006 Florida FlyIns project. The
project, officially known as "Advanced
Journalism Practicum: Latin America
in Words and Pictures" [JOU4930/
MMC6936], allows 15 carefully selected
undergraduate and graduate students
from the College of Journalism and
Communications the opportunity to learn
advanced research skills in a unique and
challenging way.

The course sends student writers and
photographers to a Latin American
country for one week midway through
the fall semester. Led by Pulitzer-winning
photographer and UF Professor John
Kaplan, they document life in that country.
Using information gathered at the UF
Libraries, as well as the photographs,
interviews and experiences from their trip,
the writer/photographer teams together
produce a multi-media Web site and
an exhibit in text and pictures. Florida
FlyIns, now in its seventh iteration, has
taken students to numerous destinations
in years past including Nicaragua, Brazil,
Peru, Belize and Costa Rica, as well as
Ecuador in October 2006.

To prepare his students for their semester-
long project, Professor Kaplan works
closely with both Patrick Reakes, branch
head of the Allen H. Neuharth Journalism
and Communications Library, and Paul
Losch, operations librarian for the Latin
American Collection. Both librarians
prepare course-specific presentations for
the FlyIn participants. Reakes is a special
guest speaker on the first night of class,
outlining how to perform research on
individual countries. He explains about
the many electronic resources available
from the libraries that gather and present

John Kaplan discusses the 2006 Florida
FlyIns project exhibit in the Reitz Union
with Paul Losch, operations librarian for
the Latin American Collection.

data about various nations, including the
library catalog, various periodical indexes,
databases such as Lexis/Nexis and
Academic Search Premier, plus links to the
web sites of the CIA, the State Department,
the United Nations and World Bank. Print
resources such as Cuiltirgranis, Countries
and their Cultures and 'Doing Business
In... 'are also discussed.

During the second week of the semester,
Professor Kaplan and the class visit the
Latin American Collection, located on the
fourth floor of Smathers Library. Losch
gives the students an in-depth tour of the
facility, as well as an orientation to many
of the materials physically held by the
collection, including maps, tour guides,
appropriate statistical yearbooks and
periodicals produced within that country.
The Hispanic American Periodicals Index
(HAPI) and Latin American Network
Information Center (LANIC) are also
introduced. Losch also pulls together as
much data as he has available on the region
and city to be visited.

Kaplan assigns each student a topic
such as history, politics, culture, media,
religion, entertainment, etc. for a
thorough analysis. These analyses are
presented in class before the trip, allowing
each team to acquire important national,
regional and local understanding, as well
as generate and gain instructor approval
for specific story ideas before departure.

Having their story idea firmly in mind
gives the students the opportunity to
"hit the ground running," allowing them
to concentrate for the full week on their
topic. Professor Kaplan explains,"This
class would not be possible without the

One writer/photographer team learned of
the plight of workers in the floral industry
while doing research on goods imported
from Ecuador to the U.S. via the Lexis/
Nexis database. Having this information
ahead of time allowed them to schedule
a visit to the Fiesta Flowers farm, where
they interviewed workers and took many
photographs of the working conditions.
Through reporting on issues and
problems in a country, journalists have
the opportunity to raise awareness that
could eventually lead to help or increased
aid. Photographs and a brief excerpt from
the article on the floral industry were
highlights of the exhibit on display during
December at the Reitz Union gallery.

Over the years, the Florida FlyIns have
gained a reputation for excellence in the
photojournalism community, winning
numerous awards, such as the 2003 Best in
Photojournalism Award and several Hearst
and College Photographer of the Year
awards. In 2005 the largest photo magazine
in China, Photo World, devoted eight pages
to FlyIn photography. It was the only time
they have published student work. In 2002,
the FlyIns Web site was named best in the
nation for Journalism Sites in the annual
Association for Education in Journalism
and Mass Communication Best of the
Web competition.

Faculty desiring assistance with library
resources can contact their librarian or go
to http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/ps/faculty/.

Cathleen Martyniak A
Chair, Preservation Department

Page 4 '-' Library News

Accessibility and media production studios

at Library West available spring 2007

The third floor Library West
Information Commons includes
two identical accessibility and media
production studios. Located on the east
end of the third floor, rooms 335 and 336
will be available for reservation by UF
faculty, students and staff at the start of
the spring term.

Patrons requiring the use of the assistive
technologies or multimedia applications
in these studios are given priority to
reserve the rooms. These studios are
not used as general group study rooms.
Reservation policies for use are available
at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/hss/

In addition to the general computing
software available on all workstations
in Library West (http://www.uflib.ufl.
html), the studios are equipped with
the following specialized equipment and

Specialized Equipment
42" Dell Plasma HDTV
Microtek 8900XL scanner
Speaker bar
Wacom Intuos3 6X8 Graphics Tablet with
w/ Mouse and Pen
Bose noise reduction headphones
Webcam w/ Earbud speaker &
Graphics tablet w/Mouse and Pen
ADA TrackBall
ADA Keyboard
Dragon Naturally Speaking Headphone
and Microphone set
JVC Production Monitor
JVC Speakers

Details of Specialized Software
Accessibility software
*Dragon professional 8
* Zoom Text Magnifier/Reader

* Accessibility Suite (Premier Assistive
Scan and Read Pro with Predictor Pro
Talking Word Processor with
Predictor Pro
Scan and View
Ultimate Talking Dictionary
OFF Limits, the Talking Web Browser
Complete Reading System
E-Text Reader
Text Cloner Pro
Text To Audio
Universal Reader
PDF Magic Pro
The Talking Calculator
Talking Checkbook

Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium
* Photoshop CS2
* Illustrator CS2
* InDesign CS2
* GoLive CS2
* Designer
* Distiller
* ImageReady
* Acrobat 7.0 Professional
* Version Cue CS2
* Bridge
* Stock Photos
Macromedia Studio 8
* Dreamweaver 8
* Flash Professional 8
* Fireworks 8
* Contribute'" 3
* FlashPaper'M 2
* Flash 8 Video Encoder
* HomeSite+

TopStyle 3 Lite
Adobe Production Suite
* Premier Pro
* After Effects
* Encore
* Audition
3D animation software
(available in late Spring)
* Discreet SuperPack 3Ds Max

* Character Studio
* Combustion Cleaner XL

OCR software
* OmniPage 15

CD & DVD creation software
* Digital Media Plus v7
* Drive Letter Access
* DVDit6

Please see http://www.uflib.ufl.edul
hss/infocommons/resv form.html to
reserve a room and http://www.uflib.
ufl.edu/hss/infocommons/ for more
information about the Information

Marilyn Ochoa
Humanities and Social Sciences
Reference Librarian
l-1 T


T ic e ..k form ed '.ariil ifi: i..i:,!!ii
Ssc io: \ s Unit (SISU) of the George
A. Smathers Libraries' Documents
Department has been developed to meet
the growing s.ti.. il if.:,I !i..lti:!i ne!,eds at
the University of Florida. The unit merges
the areas of traditional maps and imagery
with electronic spatial and numeric data
to create a coordinated approach to spatial
information services and products. Over
the past several years, members of the unit
have collaborated on the Libraries' Digital
Library Center projects that spatially
enhance new digital collections.

In the future, new spatial interface search
engines to library collections will be
created. Spatial information services are
freely available for GIS software, hardware,
data and maps. For spatial information
services and technology
assistance please contact

unit leader and GIS
librarian Joe Aufmuth,


mapper@uflib.ufl.edu, map m eet
librarian Carol McAuliffe,
or spatial and numeric data librarian
Hesham Monsef, hesmons@uflib.ufl.edu.
Four projects are currently underway in
the SISU:

From the Air: The photographic
record of Florida's Lands

Historical aerial photographs dramatically
document changes in Florida's land use.

Between 1937 and 1970, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture created more
than 80,000 black and white, 9 x 9 aerial
photographs with 1,000 accompanying
photo-mosaic indexes of Florida. Due to
the unstable nature of the photographic
negative's sodium nitrate composition,
the U.S. government, destroyed archival
negatives for the photos.As a result, the
aging hardcopy photographic prints are all
that remain of this historic resource.

Originally intended to assist farmers with
determining accurate assessments for

rIi!! farms ,!id ri:, 1.':!. !ide information on
crop determination and soil conservation,
today these images provide some of
the oldest land use/cover information
available. They are used extensively in
agriculture, conservation, urbanization,
recreation, ;dui tI: ii,:,!,. 1idrolo-,. eolongv.
land use, ecolog)x,.:-c .I.i,...iid hist:i ~

The University of Florida Map & Imagery
Library houses the largest and most
complete collection of Florida aerial
photographs (160,000 photos) outside of
the National Archives. Two of three imaging
phases have resulted in digitization of the
80,000 aging 1937-1970 aerial photographs
and 1,000 photo-mosaic indexes. These
images are available over the Web through
a map and database server.

tial Information Services
s university information

Ephemeral Cities
In the 18th and 19th centuries, tragic
fires swept through wooden structures
dominating many American cities. By the
latter half of the 19th century, American
insurance companies supported a thriving
insurance map business. The most famous
of these was created by D.A. Sanborn and
became known as the Sanborn National
Insurance Diagram Bureau. This company
employed surveyors in each state and
standardized the map-producing process.
By the 1930s, the company had surveyed
13,000 towns with populations over
2,000. Rich in structural details, the early
maps are considered primary sources of
information on the changing character of
America's cities. Today, these maps provide
valuable historical details to architectural
historians, environmentalists,
genealogists, economists, urban
planners, historians, urban restoration
specialists, environmentalists, students
and others. These standardized maps,
with a recognized consistency in data
representation, serve as the digital
baseline for this project, while offering

future ,:.ail.dbiliti ,iiid i t:ci i .cl..L ,Iti ,:,f
this : oidd f,r .11 Fl,:i id.i, :ir i s ..nd t' :i
cities ,,:! ss ic 0 1: 'tin. 1

Soon to be completed, the spatial
component of the Ephemeral Cities project
is d& sii c, d to provide an interactive, Web-
based tool that encourages citizens of all
ages to explore the evolution of their cities.
Three towns were selected for this project:
Gainesville, Tampa and Key West.

Satellite Imagery
Search and Review
The University of Florida Map & Imagery
Library holds more than 200 CDs of
national and international satellite images.
The images are stored on CDs as raw data.
In order to preview the data, users need
to import images to a format compatible
with satellite image
processing software. The
Unit review process is especially
time consuming when more
needs than one image is available
for the same location, and
the researcher needs to
decide which one is more suitable. The
SISU is currently working to construct
a Web-based mapping interface that
gives the user the capability to search for
satellite images of a particular country or
state and preview and scale them online
via JPEG technology.

Accessing our Cartographic Past:
Antique Map Cataloging Project
The University of Florida Map & Imagery
Library was recently awarded a library
mini-grant to fund increased access to
the antique map collection. (See article
on next page.) The project will create
accurate, verified and searchable records
for 50 percent of the incomplete or absent
catalog records for 1,000 antique maps. In
addition to increased user access to the
antique map collection, the completed
records will provide a gateway through
which the Digital Library Center can
identify antique maps to digitize.

Kathryn Kennedy .
Engineering Outreach Librarian

Library News '- Page 6

Libraries inaugurate mini grants

program with four awards

George A. Smathers Libraries
has awarded nearly $19,000 in
four mini-grants for the 2006-2007
academic year. This marks the first set
of awards for the program, which seeks
to provide a supportive environment
for any library staff wishing to gain
experience conceptualizing, writing, and
administering grant projects. Successful
grant projects are competitively selected,
funded and administered internally by
the University of Florida Libraries grant
management committee.

The first grant was awarded to John R.
Nemmers, descriptive and technical
services archivist in the Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections. The
project will bring about the complete and
accurate arrangement and description
of the Jeremie Papers located in the
Manuscripts unit of the department. This
important collection of Caribbean records
documenting Haiti in the 18th and early
19th centuries is of great value to scholars,
genealogists and other researchers around
the world.A majority of the records in the
collection have been arranged, but a great
deal of work remains.

Nemmers said, "Although the Jeremie
records are some of our most frequently
used archival materials pertaining to the
Caribbean, there is so much that we can do
to improve accessibility and to ensure the
long-term preservation of the documents.
An important outcome of this project will
be a more comprehensive and precise finding
aid for the collection, which will greatly
improve its accessibility for our patrons"'

The second grant recipient was Carol
McAuliffe, the newly appointed head of
the Map & Imagery Library. McAuliffe will
be supervising a project called"Accessing
our Cartographic Past," which will focus
on cataloging over 50 percent of the
Map & Imagery Library's antique map
collection. The project is a collaborative

effort wherein the Map Library staff will
partner with the cataloging and metadata
department to produce detailed records
in the UF Libraries' catalog, which in turn
will form the groundwork for submission
to the Online Computer Library Center
Union Catalog, and facilitate digitization
by the libraries' Digital Library Center.

McAuliffe said,"Currently, 800 of the
collection's 1,000 antique maps have
incomplete records, inaccurate records
or no record at all. This leaves one of the
most valuable and unique collections at
George A. Smathers Libraries inaccessible
to the patrons it is meant to serve. The
grant will fund a half-day seminar by an
antique map expert to teach staff essential
unique cataloging skills for this and the
rest of the antique map collection."

Another grant award went to Haiyun
Cao, digital projects metadata librarian
in Smathers' cataloging and metadata
department, for a joint digitization
project with the University of Botswana.
This project will provide equipment,
software, training and remote support
from the University of Florida Libraries
to University of Botswana. Additionally,
the UF Digital Library Collection will
host and archive the digital contents from
the University of Botswana. The main
contents of the targeted materials focus
on the ecosystem in the Chobe River water
shield and the Kalahari Desert (including
environment, animal, plant, soil and
wetlands), health science information
(AIDS), sociology (women's studies), etc.
"This is an international collaborative
project,"' notes Cao."It will definitely
enhance UF's worldwide impact and
improve its international reputation. When
the project is accomplished, the UF Digital
Library will receive about 10,000 pages of
digital images. For their part, the library
collection at the University of Botswana
is well poised to begin a digitization

project and the UF Libraries will be the
right partner to help them successfully
implement such a project by providing
equipment, technical expertise and
training. Additionally, this grant supports
the University of Florida's strategic goals
to leverage to the maximum extent our
expertise in the biological, agricultural,
and life sciences and in biotechnology and
building a 21st-century IT infrastructure."

The fourth grant was awarded to Florence
M. Turcotte, research services archivist
in the Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections. Her project for a John
D. MacDonald Collection processing plan
will produce a comprehensive inventory of
un-processed materials from the John D.
MacDonald Collection. MacDonald (1916-
1986) was a prolific writer of short stories
and mysteries, and the creator of the
Travis McGee series of detective novels.

Grant activity will yield an integrated
and executable processing plan for this
massive, currently unwieldy collection of
more than 369 feet of literary manuscripts,
correspondence, galleys, photos, books
and magazines.

Turcotte said, "The MacDonald Collection
is an example of an archive that is already
deep and broad.Yet it is infrequently
consulted because the collection has a very
scanty online finding aid. By remedying
this situation, we will open up this archive
to researchers in the areas of literary
history, pulp fiction, mystery and detective
literature, and American popular culture,
to mention just a few. We will also promote
and help disseminate the legacy of a very
significant American literary pioneer'"

Florence M. Turcotte
Research Services Archivist C
Department of Special and
Area Studies (C lltc'ittl'I

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"The Legacy of A. Quinn Jones" exhibition in Special Collections

in the
of Special and
Area Studies
highlights the
achievements of
a leading African-American educator in
Gainesville. The Legacy of A. Quinn Jones,
Sr.- "All Negro Children Can Learn" will
be on display in the Smathers Library
exhibit gallery through March 1.

The career of A. Quinn Jones spanned
over 42 years as teacher and principal of
Alachua County's two most important
African-American schools. In 1921, he
moved to Gainesville to become principal
of Union Academy, an elementary school
first organized in 1866 by the Freedman's
Bureau. In 1923, Union Academy moved
to NW 8th Avenue and became Lincoln
High School, the first African-American
high school in Alachua County. Under his
leadership, Lincoln quickly became one of

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the first two African-American high schools
in the state to be accredited by the Florida
Department of Education. The school
included all elementary and high school
grades, and the first graduating class, in
1925, consisted of two girls and six boys.

Known as "Professor" or "Prof" to students,
teachers and other members of the
community, Jones was a well-respected
leader in the African-American community
for almost eight decades. For the majority
of his career, he taught under the "separate
but equal" standard in which there was very
little interaction between white and black
educators and even less equality between
the two education systems.

According to Joel Buchanan, African-
American history liaison for the libraries,
"Professor Jones believed that every Negro
child could learn, which wasn't a belief
shared by many white people or even
many Negro people at that time"'

Jones continued teaching until 1945, and
thereafter continued to serve as principal until
1956 when Lincoln moved to a new campus in
southeast Gainesville. The old school became
an elementary school and was renamed the
A. Quinn Jones Elementary School in his
honor. Professor Jones formally retired from
education in 1957.

Developed by Joel Buchanan, the current

exhibition honors the many achievements
and lasting legacy of Professor Jones. The
exhibits include items from his personal
papers, his office and his personal library.
In addition to focusing on his career
at Lincoln High School, including its
establishment and various milestones
throughout its history, the exhibition also
covers his family life and closely examines
his personal beliefs and principles, as well
as his thoughts on education. Objects on
display include personal letters, family
memorabilia, photographs of graduating
classes over several decades, yearbooks,
commencement programs and items
he confiscated from students. The Jones
family donated his extensive collection
of papers and artifacts to the Smathers
Libraries in 2005.

The exhibition opened to coincide with
celebrations leading up to the birthday of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 15.
This is fitting, as Professor Jones became
one of the first recipients of the Martin
Luther King, Jr. Commission of Florida's
Hall of Fame awards in 1993.A reception
planned for January 21 will be attended
by members of the Jones family, former
students, fellow educators and members
of the Gainesville community.
John Nemmers
Descriptive and
Technical Services Archivist,
Special andArea Studies (Cllictilis I

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