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The Digital Library Center

"The Global Library"


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Director of the Center, ar
describe projects in prog
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1999, the Center converts
photographs, tape record
film to electronic media,
by the Internet. Anyone \
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microfilm.
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library When the Center's resource
are happy to server is up and running, these
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nation age accessible by anyone at any time.
f the Digital Until then, readers may access their
er) at the web site for more information at
aries. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/dlc/
According to Kesse, materials are
chosen to be digitized for several
library to reasons: to free items from formats
difficult to use; to free items from
Erich Kesse the libraries' limited hours; to
enhance classroom education; and
sse, to make items more readily useful
id his staff without travel. For example, the
ress, it is Libraries' collection of French revo-
ious enthu- lutionary pamphlets are no longer
of Florida's available in France, but European
led in July scholars will not have to board a
s books, transatlantic flight to peruse these
Lings and documents. They will have access
accessible via the Internet.
vith a web To date, most of the materials
access books scanned have come from microfilm
that former- or special collections, with some
thin coming from general collections.
actions or on How quickly additional materials
will become digitized in the future


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c- 3 Libraries acquire Mickler's
Books
c, 4 Friends of the Libraries
c 6 Smathers Libraries Bookstore
c 7 Desiderata

c 8 A message from the director


(Continued on page 2)







Digital Library Center
Continued from page 1)

will largely depend upon the pro-
curement of additional funding. It is
an expensive undertaking, so the
value of a source document -
whether assessed on the basis of the
monetary value, or research or edu-
cational value must be equal to the
cost incurred. Fortunately, there has
been initial funding from some
visionary benefactors to get the
Center off to a good start.
The Andrew W Mellon
Foundation provided funding for
digitizing to free highly valued,
unique and much sought after
Caribbean newspapers from the
limits of microfilm reader machin-
ery and the limited hours of the
microform center.
Special collec-
tions were selected UFE AND
with State University
System funding to ROBINSO
make more materi-
als about Florida's '
heritage available
outside the
Department of
Special and Area
Studies Collections.
This work will be
seen by people I wa bo n the
by people of a good family, thou
across the state and fathe beingaforeign.
leaving off his trade, li
the world who may ewh.ee had 'arri
not otherwise have oL
access to the
Libraries. Page from 19th
From general Daniel Defoe's R
collections, the staff
has scanned course supplement
materials that are out of copyright.
Many of the items have been too
brittle to handle, thus making them
impossible for students to access.
The Smathers Libraries' Digital
Library Center has taken a leader-
ship role in the Florida Heritage


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Project, a cooperative project of the
State University System libraries, to
digitize valuable Florida history and
culture resources. The web site,
planned for public launch in June
2000, will hold books, pictures and
periodicals relevant to the state's
history, arts, culture, and sciences.
A number of other projects are
either underway or recently com-
pleted. The Great Floridians project
will make available the papers of
some of Florida's eminent statesmen
and the Florida Natural Heritage
project will make available informa-
tion on Florida ecosystems.
Children's literature, including 19th
century editions of Daniel Defoe's
Robinson Crusoe, will be used to
show how children were taught
independence and social behaviors.
Until the hiring
of two additional
ITURES employees, Kesse,
along with Eve
'RUSOE. Bressette and
Maureen Kelly strive
to complete their
projects. Each brings
varied background
knowledge and skills
to complement the
overall team effort.
Kesse was Head of
in the city of York, the Smathers
of that country, my
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rwards at York; fro. f.o
other, whose rd.ions tion Department for
12 years and spent
four years as a rare
ury edition of book cataloger. He
son Crusoe. holds a Bachelors
degree in Philosophy
and English Literature from Xavier
University, a Masters of Library
Science degree from the University
of Kentucky and completed post
graduate studies at Columbia
University.
From graphics and printing to
digitizing, Bressette has done a little


The Digital Library Center staff (from
left): Eve Bressette, Maureen Kelly,
Erich Kesse and Kathy Connor.




of everything in her three years at
the Smathers Libraries in the
Facilities and Planning Department
and currently with the Center. She
attended Springfield Technical
Community College.
Kelly brings her technical skills
gained as a student assistant scan-
ning books at the Center and
microfilm quality control in the
Preservation Department. A
computer science graduate student,
she earned her Bachelor's degree
from the University of Florida in
Mathematics.
Kathy Connor rounds out the
staff by dividing her time as secre-
tary between the Center and the
Preservation Department.
With the anticipation of addi-
tional digitizing equipment, new
projects out for funding, and added
employees, the Center staff looks
toward to the future with a zeal for
this new wave of librarianship -
"the global library."
Suggestions for partnerships
and grant opportunities for the
Digital Library Center are invited
by Kesse who may be reached at
dlc@mail.uflib.ufl.edu
or (352) 846-0129. c,


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From Chuluota to Gainesville and beyond:


Libraries acquire


Mickler's Books






by James Cusick
Curator, Florida History Collections


very bibliophile in Florida is
acquainted with the name
Mickler's Books. Since it first
opened in 1960 the bookstore -
actually a mail-order business run
from a rural wooden bungalow -
has been a unique warehouse of
Florida history. Its founders and
owners, Thomas and Georgine
Mickler, possessed the collector's
passion for accumulation and the
historian's acumen of what was sig-
nificant and important in the writ-
ten and printed word.
For nearly four decades their
home at Chuluota, nestled by the
quiet waters of Lake Catherine, was
the Mecca for many a book buying
pilgrimage. Librarians, university
professors,
rFWF I R and book
SI R;I.ON lovers from
all walks of
life
negotiated
the back
roads of
Seminole
County in
quest of a
house called
Jacket cover, "Florida
Frank Slaughter Breezes" and
publishing as
C.V. Terry. its treasury


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of rare imprints.
With the death of
Thomas Mickler in
March 1997 and of Letter, February 2
Georgine in early Jacksonville abu 1 from e r
1998, the surviving Ing the lifeshe should" oa not liv-
Mickler family members
became the custodians of
the largest private collection of
Floridiana anywhere in the world.
A new chapter for "Florida Breezes" bureaus, in the dressers, on the bed,
was about to begin, and in stacks of boxes that snaked
Bruce Chappell and I made across the floor in a maze. At one side
numerous trips to "Florida Breezes" of the house, in a porch converted to
to pore over the estimated 30,000 office space, three large file cabinets
item collection. Georgine, in her held hundreds of rare newspapers in
final requests, had asked her heirs to folders.
keep at least a portion of the book
collection in Florida, housed at a
library or university. Floor to ceiling If ever there was a repository
shelving units occupied virtually all dedicated to the deliberate and
of the wall space, and every shelf painstaking arrangement of books,
was filled to capacity. Rows upon "Florida Breezes" was it.
rows of books ran down the sides of It didn't seem like the books had
the shotgun hallway, around the cir- been added to the house; it seemed
cuit of the dining room, through the more like the house had been added
to the books.
living room, around a small parlor
where an enormous 10 drawer map
case took the place of furnishings, Upstairs, more books andjour-
and into closets and nooks. nals filled shelves in the bedrooms.
The downstairs bedroom con- There were books stacked in the
trained one full wall of rare and auto- upstairs bathroom and more in the
graphed imprints, and there were
pamphlets and manuscripts in the (Continued on page 6)


Chapter One c-- Page 3













Friends

of the Libraries


Donations received by the Smathers Libraries between April 1999 and December 1999


$1000 or More
James E. Burke
Curtis H. Campbell
Grady W Drake
Marilyn S. Fregly
William M. and Sue Goza
John E. Ingram
Cecilia L. Johnson
Johnson & Johnson
Alan R. Katritzky
Bill and Frances May
James Mickler
Joan D. Ruffier
Georgia B. Wahl
R. Warner and Carol Mickler Wood
Bill and Katherine Woodall

$500-$999
Michael L. Hamilton
Earle E. Muschlitz, Jr.
Gerald and Martha J. H. Schaffer
Joseph and Ruth Esther Wittenstein

$100-$499
Robert L. Achor
John and Margaret Battenfield
Jacqueline J. Beck
Dorothy M. Bentley
Richard P. Bernard
Jean C. Chance
Wilbur R. Clopton
Robert R. Colot, Jr.
Robert A. Cushman
Herman R. DeHoop
Susan E. Diehl
Charleen F Dimmick
Robert C. Dowd
Evelyn H. Dukes
Harry P. Edwards
Seth J. Finkel
Robin B. Forman


The Libraries of the University of
Florida form the largest information
resource system in the state of
Florida. Eight campus libraries reflect
the university's increasingly broad
research and instruction programs.
Over the past 100 years, faculty and
librarians have built hundreds of spe-
cialized collections, now totaling over
three and a half million volumes,
printed in practically every written
language by publishers throughout
the world.
The George A. Smathers Libraries
of the University of Florida include
specialized collections in science,
architecture, art, history, languages,
and music. Our collections cover all
areas of contemporary knowledge,
from agriculture to zoology and from
philosophy to history. All of the
libraries serve all of the university's
faculty and students, but each has a
special mission to be the primary
support of specific colleges and
degree programs. The libraries sup-
port the very best educational,
research and service performance by
university faculty and students using
the latest on-line technology and
time-honored methods of collection
and preservation.
For more information on
giving to the George A. Smathers
Libraries at the University of Florida
contact Marcia 0. Pearce, Director of
Development, (352) 392-0342.


William J. Frey
Vivian Menge Gallo
Eleanor W and Oren H. Gaver
Geofacilities Planning & Information
Harold P. Hanson
Dorothy H. Hope
Ann Z. Hutcheson
Integon Corp.
Dimitrios Ioannou
Nancy A. Johansen
Lewis E. Johns, Jr.
Tonquin G. LaGrone
Peter S. Lenk
Karen Lessard
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Timothy S. Logan
Eleanor C. Mabry
Lawrence E. Mansell, Jr.
Cheryle McBride
Barbara B. McGriff
The Hon. Gwendolyn F McLin
Kathleen D. Moosa
John R. Moran
Jason S. Morris
John A. and Margaret Nattress
Marcia 0. Pearce
Sarah W and G. Starling Pelletier
Michael D. Pendray
John Plodinec
Alice Primack
Charles A., Jr. and Maud H.Rheault
Kurt E. Rudolph
Saint Andrews Episcopal School
Robert C. and Elizabeth Biemer
Sanchez
Sally M. Sands
Rabbi Max Selinger
Carolyn P. Shacter
Rick Silverman and Michele A. Glozak
Mary K. Singley
Tenet Healthcare Corp.


Page 4 c-- Chapter One






Steven G. Thompson
Monte J. Tillis, Jr.
Ronald P. Trunzo
Nancy L. Williams

Under $100
Carolyn D. Ahlin
Faizul Alam
Allen Alexander
Shelley A. Arlen
Terri L. Baer
Greggory L. Baker
Nancy S. Baldwin
Warren Bargad
Bonnie E. Baxter
Alan D. Bennett
Carole W Bird
Karen A. Bleske
Debora S. Bloom
Predaporn Boonsopon
Van Allen Bosco
Maj. Paul E. Buechner
Anita Louise Buker
Keith and Jean C. Bullivant
Charlotte P. Campbell
Winfield W Carlson, Jr.
Archie E Carr III and Gail E.
Speaker-Carr
Joseph C. and Virginia J. Cauthen
Boon L. Cheah
Kenneth J. Christensen
Richard Coffinberger
Kaye Collie
Martha L. Comiskey
James L. Conley, Jr.
Daphne W Conner
Ginger A. Copeland
Kathryn C. Corrigan
Anna-Marie B. Cote
John P Daniel
David E Daniels
Alyce E. Diamandis
Lois D. Dovell
Eric M. Dowling
Alistair M. Duckworth
Mary E. Dwyer
Steven N. Ebert
Russell Fairman
Richard C. Fellows
John M. Fernandes
Alan R. Frederiksen
Michael Joe Gehron
Goering's Book Store, Inc.
Jean Gollay
Jane P Gray


David E Griffin
Robert R. Grist
Susan Lee Hanlon
Mary Lou B. Harkness
William L. Harris
Thomas, Sr. and Mary Lou Hawkins
Anne B. and Edwin P Hazen
Jacqueline A. Henning
Deborah M. Hirsch
Raymond M. Hogue
Judith E. Horowitz
Patricia S. Inman
Intel Foundation
Charles H. Jackman
Crawford G. Jackson, Jr.
Richard K. Janka
Margaret E. B. Joyner
Lorraine C. Kandor
Bruce H. Kauffman
Yvette H. Key
Daniel P Kidder
Dorothy P. Kinsfather
Taylor H., Jr. and Barbara F Kirby
Donald E. Knerr
Robert V Kolar
Sherry E. Kragler
Robert L. Kret
John W Krienke
Parameswar Krishnakumar
Myriam L. Lemay
Jason T Lemus
Diane J. Levi
Jo-Fu Liao
James P Liversidge
Robert H. and Helen S. Lyon
Gregory B. Madsen
Peter P Malanchuk
Patricia D. Mason
George Mayer III
Fay N. McCrocklin
N. Lindsay McFadyen
Karyn R. Meadows
Debbie S. Menoher
Isabelle S. Miller
Ella W and Robert H. Mitchell
Christopher A. Morgan
Carolyn B. and Fred Morrison
The Hon. Marvin U. Mounts, Jr.
Mildred E. Nickerson
Toni M. Onkka
Linda F Orr
Frank W and Lawan Orser
Alexander B. Paul
J. R. Pelletier
Richard E Phillips


Pamela J. Pipes
Barbara A. Pond
Carol A. Pooser
L. Iona Poston
William M. and Dorothy E. Potter
William J. Quirk
Vinay Raj
Larry A. Ratliff
Thomas P. Rebozo, Jr.
Marjorie G. Reed
David Earl Richstone
Gordon K. Riel
Paul A. and Susan P Robell
Sandra K. Roberts
Cheryl S. Rosenbaum
H. Jennings Rou III
Karen Ann Sealander
Sharon K. Shreve
Hansel T. Shulenberger
Robert L. Singerman
Jackson L. Smith
Stanley K. and Rita J. Smith
Eldra P. Solomon
Jonathan A. Spalding
Eloise J. Spivy
Gerald B. Stanley
David W and Anne V Steadman
Luiz Steinberg
Jennifer E. Strong
Colonel James E Sunderman
Mary E. Swenson
Piroska L. Szabo
R. Bradley Taylor
Vivian W Tempkins
William J. and Nancy J. Thomas
Donald A. Thompson
Maj. Brian Vaughn
Jeffrey T. Vawter
Mary K. Veasey
Jean S. Waglow
Susan Perry Walker
Andrea S. Wall
Qiaogan Wang
Elizabeth G. Waring
Paul E. Wartenberg
David J. Weiner
Joyce W. Wertheim
Mary K. Whitson
Donald E. Williams
Sandra G. Williams
John F. Wironen
Herbert E. Wollowick
Daniel H. Woodbery
Candace S. Wrobel


Chapter One c- Page 5






Mickler's Books
Continued from page 3

attic crawl space. There were more
books in the outside shed.
Soon, other libraries were exam-
ining the collection, making the
journey from the Universities of
South Florida, North Florida, Florida
Atlantic University. One point
became more and more clear.
Everyone who saw the collection was
interested in various parts of it. No
one could take all of it. Any institu-
tion that acquired the Mickler's
entire stock would be getting not
one complete collection of Florida
history, but ten.
In the fall of 1998 six universities
formed a library cooperative which
included the University of Florida,
and negotiated to buy a portion of the
Mickler's collection.
The day of the sale will certainly
pass into the annals of family and
library folklore. Probably no dance
ever invented was as complex in its
choreography as the ballet per-
formed in that little house. Outside,


vans and cars had converged on the
premises like a SWAT team. When all
the principals had assembled, the
cast of participants was nearly the
size of Les Miserables: 20 librarians,
10 family members, two kids, and a
dog all intent on pulling books,
pricing books, boxing up books, over
and over again, until the first floor
was an ant-farm of activity.
By the end of the day, most peo-
ple were bleary-eyed, and few were
finished. Even now, almost a year
later, I continue to marvel at the
astounding assortment of materials
that came to the University of
Florida through this once-in-a-
lifetime event.
Altogether, the Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections
acquired some 450 books, maps, and
newsletters, and more than one hun-
dred individual letters and pieces of
memorabilia.
In scope, the new acquisitions
run the gamut from engaging and
fanciful to historic and unique. In fic-
tion, new arrivals included two early
novels by Frank Slaughter, published


Smathers Libraries Bookstore seeks donations


Donations of materials are
requested for the Smathers
Libraries Bookstore, operated by
the Gifts and Exchange Unit. The
cash-only store opened in July,
1999 on the first floor of Smathers
Library and is stocked with donat-
ed books and other items not
selected for the collections.
Proceeds support the libraries
and are tax-deductible. Every
donor receives a letter of acknowl-
edgement that includes a simple
description of the donation. Such
letters are considered official


receipts by the IRS unless the gift's
value exceeds $5,000. Information
about gift policy is available on the
Gifts and Exchange web site at
http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/ge/
Use this web address for e-mail
contacts as well, or call (352) 392-
0355 for additional information.
Books on all subjects, vinyl
records, cassette tapes and old UF
yearbooks may be delivered to the
Gifts and Exchange Unit on the
second floor of Smathers Library
or call for pickup.


Illustration in ink, Alexander Murray
ships journal, 1866.


under the pseudonym C.V Terry, as
well as classic tales by Kirk Munro,
James Otis, James Fenimore Cooper,
and Archibald Clavering Gunter. More
than 100 maps were added to the
Florida historic map collection,
including 34 U.S. Coast Survey maps.
Newspapers obtained from Mickler's
contain important accounts of early


A complete list, with color photos, of
the University of Florida's acquisi-
tions will be available on the P.K.
Yonge Library of Florida history web
page. See http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/
spec/pkyonge/newax2.html

Florida history, including letters and
editorials about the progress of the
Patriots War (1812-1814) and the
Second Seminole War (1835-1842).
Among the items that will become
part of the library's Miscellaneous
Manuscript Collection are an 1866
illustrated journal of Alexander
Murray, naval officer, and two Civil
War letters recording the experiences
of Union soldiers in Jacksonville.
Other universities also obtained
important additions to their collec-
tions. From Jacksonville to Charlotte
Harbor, the legacy of Mickler's
Books will live on at university
libraries, to the delight of all inter-
ested in Florida history. C '
(Excerpted from The Howe Society
Newsletter, Fall 1999)


Page 6 c- Chapter One









Students, faculty and librarians are always looking for the perfect resource
to complement their research. While we do our best to be responsive to
special needs, there are always a few titles or equipment needs that lie
beyond our grasp. If you are interested in helping the Smathers Libraries
acquire any of the following, please contact Marcia 0. Pearce, Director of
Development, at (352) 392-0342.

Architecture & Fine Arts Library:
Gardner's Art Through the Ages: $775
Two DVD Players: $1,000 each

Mark Twain (Oxford), 29 volumes: $500

Electronic versions of Siku Quanshu (Complete Classic Library in Four
Divisions the "si ku"). Chinese University of Hong Kong, full-text
version. To be published in five years, periodic upgrades, a web forum,
quarterly newsletter and technical support: $11,050

Online Palmers Index to the [London] Times: $600

Anchor Bible Dictionary on CD-ROM: $225

Science of the Total Environment: $3,828

UF Engineering & Industrial Experiment Station Publications Preservation:
$7,000

High-quality Image Scanners for Documents and Maps in Government
Documents: $3,500


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Friends
of the Libraries

Name
Address
City State Zip
Home Phone Business Phone
Yes. I/we wish to support the George A. Smathers Libraries with the following tax-deductible gift
of $ Make checks payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. and
mail to: Marcia Pearce, University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries, P.O. Box 117001,
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001.
To pay by credit credit card fill out the following: MasterCard Visa
Credit Card No. Exp. Date
Cardholder's Name
Cardholder's Signature


Please use my gift for the following:
Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund
_ Special & Area Studies Collections
Latin American Collection
Price Library of Judaica
P_ K. Yonge Library of Florida History
SBaldwin Library of Historical
Children's Literature
Africana Collection
Howe Society (Spec. Coll. support group;
for more information call (352) 392-9075)
_Architecture & Fine Arts Library
_ Education Library
- Map and Imagery Library
SMusic Library
SMarston Science Library
_ Digital Library Center
SOther

SPlease send me information
about making a planned gift/bequest.


Chapter One c-- Page 7







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In this issue of Chapter One, we thank
our donors from the past year and tell you
where some of those donations went.
Some of the books, newspapers and maps
acquired from Mickler's Books are the
result of unrestricted donations that we
received. We are also giving you an
overview of our new Digital Library
initiative.
The UF libraries own nearly 3.5 mil-
lion books andjournals.We are the 39th
largest among research university libraries
in the US and Canada. But increasingly, the
number of materials in print format does
not really measure our strength.
Expenditures for electronic information
have risen to about 10% of our resources
budget and we have found that electronic
information isn'tjust a new medium, but a
new way of doing business.
In 1985, virtually every item in our
collections consisted of print on paper or
microfilm. A few years later, Smathers
Libraries began to purchase general cita-



GEORGE A. SMATHERS
LIBRARIES AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries
Carolyn Henderson Allen
Deputy Director/Director for
Support Services
Martha Hruska
Director for Technical Services
Marcia O. Pearce
Director of Development
Carol Turner
Director for Public Services


tion indexes in CD-ROM format. The CD's
were inserted into stand-alone computers
and used by one student at a time. By the
early 90's, we were investing in servers and
networks so that the CD's could be used by
up to 20 students on library computers.
By the mid-90's, the Internet became
available, and we assigned two librarians
to work on our webpage.
By 1995, we were purchasing research
level citation databases that we down-
loaded into mainframe computers on cam-
pus and made available to students from
any local or remote computer that could
access the mainframe.And by 1996, we
began to purchase access to electronic
information that remained on host com-
puters elsewhere in the world. Since then,
many more databases have been added.
To make electronic information more
accessible to students, we used grants from
the Athletic Association's pay-per-view
football games and the Florida Center for
Library Automation to purchase public




UNIVERSITY OF

e FLORIDA
Chapter One
George A. Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
PO. Box 117001
Gainesville, FL 32611-7001


computers that
were installed in
the libraries. In
1997, our elec-
tronic catalog
became a web
catalog, using Internet search protocols.
By this time we began to digitize
materials unique to the University of
Florida. Building on our experience, we are
beginning to digitize reserve materials for
classes that students can read from home.
The access to these electronic information
products is through the Library's web page
which receives about one million "hits"
per month.
The UF libraries are rising to the
challenge and are investing considerable
effort in contributing to the amount of
digital information available. I hope you
will enjoy reading about our digital library
initiative.
Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries


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