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Treister architectural materials donated to UF
Robert A. Bryan
Friends of the Libraries
UF Digital Collections debuts new website
Library West contruction updates
A message from the director
Treister architectural materials donated to UF
by John Nemmers
Descriptive and technical services archivist
Department of Special and Area Studies Collections
The Department of Special and Area
Studies Collections has acquired
the architectural drawings, papers, and
photographs of noted Florida architect
and artist Kenneth Treister. The collection,
which greatly enriches the department's
architectural archives, includes hundreds
of drawings and project files, as well
as correspondence, publications and
writings, photographs, documentary
A Sculpture of Love and Anguish,
Holocaust Memorial, Miami Beach
Treister over the
past 50 years.
was made Kenneth and Helyne
a m a e Treister
through the efforts of Director Martha
Kohen of the University of Florida School
of Architecture. In 2004, Director Kohen
informed the libraries that she was
extremely interested in acquiring Treister's
drawings and other materials so that they
could be preserved and used for education
and research. Describing Treister as "the
architect for the Jewish community in
Miami" and as a major architect in South
Florida and the Caribbean, she knew
that his materials would compliment the
department's holdings of other Florida
architects working during the latter half
of the twentieth century, including Alfred
Browning Parker and Rufus Nims.
Born in 1930, Kenneth Treister has
lived the majority of his life in Miami,
primarily in Coconut Grove, and is
perhaps best known for his design
and planning work in that region. He
graduated with a bachelor's degree in
architecture from the University of Florida
in 1953, and began practice as an architect
in Miami in 1957. Over the next few years,
he quickly received recognition for his
(Continued on page 2)
What's Inside ,
Mary Ellen Burnett,
John Ingram, P' ,
Houston Gator Club
c Page 4
Library Leadership Board
profile: Marshall Criser
C Page 5
Library Leadership Board
profile: Dr. Robert
UF Digital Collections
Web site debutes; l
Carl Van Ness named / .
update; Jacksonville board
holds first fund-raiser
c, Page 11
c' Page 12
Message from the director
Top photo: Interior of Gumenick
Chapel, Temple Israel, Miami
Above photo: Exterior of Mayfair in the
Grove, Coconut Grove
Rendering of proposed mansion
and estate, Coconut Grove
Treister (Continued from page 1)
residential work, including his own home
in Coconut Grove, and for projects such as
Elizabeth Virrick Park and the innovative
Colonial Drive Elementary School. By
the early 1970s, Treister began focusing
on larger projects in Coconut Grove,
including the Yacht Harbor Condominium
building and Office in the Grove, an 11-
story office building. He also owned and
developed Mayfair in the Grove, an up-
scale retail and mixed-use shopping center
development that opened in 1978, and the
Mayfair House luxury hotel, which opened
His notable accomplishments for
the Jewish community in South Florida
include the Gumenick Chapel at Temple
Israel of Greater Miami, Temple Emanu-
El of Greater Miami, and the Holocaust
Memorial of Miami Beach. Dedicated
in 1990, the Holocaust Memorial is
dominated by the "Sculpture of Love and
Anguish", a 42-foot-tall bronze hand
stretching upward above numerous
human figures shown in various forms
of pain and suffering. In addition to his
work in Miami, he also was responsible for
several residential and industrial planning
projects in Israel.
In addition to his work as an architect
and artist, Treister has had a successful
career as an author of numerous articles
and books, a producer of documentary
films, and as a lecturer who has traveled
around the world at the invitation of
foreign governments, universities, and
other organizations. The collection
contains over 50,000 photographic
slides documenting Treister's extensive
travels. The images focus particularly on
architecture, design, and urban planning
in Europe, North and South America,
Asia, and northern Africa. The slides
also include images of people, artwork,
landscape design, and the natural
Treister and his wife of over 50 years,
Helyne, have provided significant support
to ensure that the materials are properly
processed and made available to scholars
and researchers in a timely fashion. The
collection was accompanied by a donation
of over $11,000 for the libraries' Digital
Library Center to purchase equipment and
supplies to digitize the more than 50,000
slides. The donation also funds graduate
and undergraduate students from the
School of Architecture to arrange and
describe the slides, drawings, and other
materials in the collection. In addition to
their monetary support, the Treisters have
contributed their own time to work with
staff and students to process the collection.
In this way, the students are able to
supplement their education not only by
handling historical architectural records
but also by discussing the records with the
Describing his work as an "integration
of the arts, architecture, building
technology, and community and social
planning,' Kenneth Treister is very
interested in placing the products of his
life and career into the proper context for
future generations. He points out time
and time again that simply retaining
the materials is not enough; he wants to
support and participate in processing
activities to ensure that the collection is
made much more useful and usable. Even
with the high level of commitment and
support demonstrated by Treister and the
School of Architecture, however, it will take
several years to fully arrange and describe
this extensive collection of materials.
There is no doubt that the final result will
be well worth the time and effort.
2 c- Chapter One
Mary Ellen Burnett
establishes endowment for
works on animals
by Brandy 5,, ..
Mary Ellen Burnett recently
donated over $20,000 to establish a new
endowment for the George A. Smathers
Libraries. The Mary Ellen Burnett
Endowment for Works on Animals was
created to support the acquisition of
library resources that will focus on a
variety of animal interests.
Burnett graduated from UF with
a master's degree in education and is
currently a teacher at East Ridge High
School in Lake County, Florida and
works with mainstream exceptional
Growing up in rural Pennsylvania,
Burnett was surrounded by animals.
When choosing the area on which to focus
her gift, she decided on an endowment as
a way to honor her father and uncle and
their harness horses that first inspired her
love of animals. In addition to the horses,
her family had sheep, pigs, cows and a
variety of household pets.
Her gift is not restricted to just
books or printed materials, and she hopes
the libraries will focus on a variety of
materials for their collections.
Burnett's love of animals extends into all
aspects of her life and her current pets
include an Airedale terrier and a Lakeland
terrier that she rescued.
By Eliza Poster
Public relations intern
John E. Ingram, deputy director of the
University of Florida Libraries, director for
collections and acting development officer has
established the $20,000 Sophie Lemanowicz
Ingram Endowment for Eastern European
Studies, in honor of his mother.
Ingram was born in Jersey City,
New Jersey and his mother was of Polish
descent. Ingram's mother was the only
child out of nine to attend even a year
of college and as a result his mother
was a very influential supporter of his
college education. He attended Fordham
University and in 1967 he received his
bachelor's degree in Russian Studies
and in 1968 he received a master's
degree in Russian Studies.Ingram also
attended Brown University, and in 1977,
he received a Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics.
At Brown he worked at the library in
special collections and found his talent for
looking for information and organizing
special collections, as well as working
with donors. Specifically, Ingram worked
with Latin, French, English and German
manuscript materials of the library's
In 2005 Ingram also named a window
in the Special Collections research
room in honor of his mother. He views
this endowment as one of the many
opportunities for outlets of giving at UF "I
hope I'll serve as a model to my colleagues
as well as to the greater UF community in
supporting our libraries," said Ingram.
Houston Gator Club
names first space in new
by Brandy *,, ..3
The Houston Gator Club recently
pledged $25,000 to sponsor the Houston
Gator Club Reading Nook. This is the
first named space in the newly renovated
The reading nook is located on the
fourth floor and will be a designated
study area for all levels of students, both
undergraduate and graduate.
In November of 2005, the Houston
Gator Club hosted a Library Reading
Nook Kick-Off event in the Houston
area. Several representatives from the
libraries attended, including Director
of the Libraries Dale Canelas who gave
a presentation on the expansion and
changes being made to Library West.
"I very much enjoyed meeting the
people who named one of my favorite
locations in the new library. The reading
nook is a very attractive small reading
area in a particularly quiet and private
place. I think it will be a favorite spot for
students to get away and do serious work,"
Below, Dr. Thomas M. Woodell, II, both a
member of the Houston Gator Club and
the Library Leadership Board, stands in
the newly named nook which is still under
construction. The nook will be flanked by
faculty study carrels on one side.
Chapter One C- 3
Leadership Board Member Profile
Marshall Criser's influences on the
University of Florida extend far
beyond his presidency at UF (1984-89).
Criser, an alumnus and eighth president
of UF, is a member of the Smathers
Libraries' Leadership Board.
He attended UF and received
a bachelor's degree in business
administration in 1949 and in 1951 a
juris doctorate from UF law school. At UF,
he was a president of Florida Blue Key, a
member of UF Hall of Fame and president
of Sigma Nu fraternity. He served as
president of the Florida Bar and practiced
law for 31 years in Palm Beach. He was a
member of the Board of Regents for ten
years and chairman for four.After his
term as president, he became the outside
general counsel of Barnett Banks in
Florida and later joined Mahoney, Adams
& Criser law firm. He was the founding
chairman of the UF Board of Trustees,
resigning in 2003 to become the chairman
of the Scripps Florida Funding Corp.
Currently he also serves as a consultant to
the University of Florida Foundation, Inc.
During Criser's presidency the
University of Florida was recognized
by and inducted into the Association of
American Universities (AAU) in 1987.
Building on the foundation of former
presidents, Criser led UF to a membership
that "awakened the leadership of Florida
and the USA to a first tier graduate
research university' he said.
Criser knew UF was a better
university than it was being given credit
for and was not just another southern
public university. In 1987 the AAU had
56 members 28 private and 28 public
universities. Membership is by invitation
and after Criser and others demonstrated
that UF was more than qualified to join,
UF was invited to become a member. Six
other southern universities were members
at the time: Virginia, NC-Chapel Hill,
Vanderbilt, Duke, Texas-Austin and Tulane.
Texas A&M is the only other southern
university invited to join since then.
Because Florida state universities
were not (and are not) well funded by the
legislature, while Criser was president UF
started its first-ever comprehensive capital
campaign, raising $392 million. President
Lombardi's campaign followed with
over $800 million. President Machen's
upcoming campaign will have a goal of
over one billion dollars. Since the 1980s,
over one billion 500 million dollars,
including state matches, has been raised
by UF Criser said we are at the bottom of
the AAU in tuition and state support and
therefore private fund-raising is essential
to our university's future.
Criser is delighted to see that the
new addition to Smathers Library West
is nearly complete. He said that the heart
of any great university is the library,
even with all the new technology today.
President Machen's goal is for UF to
become a top ten university. In order for
that to occur the library must be first class
for a tier one graduate research university
"You have to identify donors who
understand how important libraries are,
you have to build a constituency who see
the importance of private funding,' he said.
Leadership Board Member Profile
Robert A. Bryan
by Barbara Hood
Public information 'i I
Former University of Florida Interim
President Dr. Robert A. Bryan (1989-
90) joined the Leadership Board in 2004.
He also serves as senior advisor for the
University of Florida Foundation, Inc.
A native of Lebanon, Pennsylvania,
Bryan earned a bachelor's degree at
the University of Miami, followed by a
master's and a Ph.D. from the University
of Kentucky in English.
Bryan was appointed interim
president of the university following
the resignation of Marshall Criser. Prior
to that he had an impressive teaching
and administrative career including
assistant, associate and full professor of
English (he's a specialist in 16th and 17th
century English literature), assistant
dean of the graduate school, director of
UF's Ford Foundation and three-year
master's degree program, dean of the
faculty and associate vice president
for academic affairs. In 1975, after
screening more than 200 candidates for
the position, a faculty committee named
Bryan vice president for academic
affairs. He was named provost of the
university ten years later and served in
that capacity until his appointment as
In addition to his service to UF,
Bryan has served as president of the
Florida Association of Colleges, as a
consultant for the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools, as dean of advanced
studies and director of research at
Florida Atlantic University, and authored
numerous books, journal articles and
reviews. He also was a ship's officer in
the U.S. Merchant Marine, a special agent
in the U.S.Army Counter Intelligence,
and a lecturer at both the University of
California's Extension Division in Tokyo
and the University of Kentucky.
He retired from UF in 1990 and
served as interim president of the
University of Central Florida in 1991-92
and at the University of South Florida
in 1993-94. He then worked on a special
project for the Florida Board of Regents
for a year.
Bryan said that he has been
worried about the libraries' lack of
space and funding ever since he
was employed at UF, adding that the
libraries are slowly but surely getting
better and more capacity.
"The library is run well and I
attribute a lot of that to Dale's leadership,"
said Bryan."After all, she came from
Stanford where she was deputy director
and she has done very well in organizing
the university libraries in a'professional'
way. The changes she's made over the
years have been very important for the
professional growth of the libraries. I'm
pleased about that'"
Bryan views his service on the
library leadership board as an avenue
to find people who want to support
"I'm impressed by the quality of the
people on the board. It's one of the most
impressive boards that we have (at UF).
I'm very optimistic that we will do some
good," he said.
of the Libraries
Donations received by the
Smathers Libraries between
January 1 and December 31,
The libraries of the University
of Florida form the largest
information resource system
in the state of Florida. Nine
campus libraries reflect the
university's increasingly broad
research and instruction
programs. Over the past 100
years, faculty and librarians
have built hundreds of
specialized collections, now
totaling more than four million
volumes, printed in practically
every written language by
publishers throughout the world.
The George A. Smathers
Libraries of the University of
Florida includes 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 support
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 the director of
development at (352) 392-0342.
Donors of $50,000
University Athletic Assn.,
Donors of $10,000 to
George A. Smathers
Libraries Leadership Board
Houston Gator Club
J. M. Kaplan Fund,
Donors of $1,000 to $9,999
McGee & Mason, P.A.
Donors of $250 to $499
Bates Family Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
Donors of Less than $249
Black & Decker Corp.
Eli Lilly & Co. Foundation
Merck Co. Foundation
Osram Sylvania, Inc.
South Ridge Abstract & Title
SunTrust Bank Atlanta
Walt Disney Co. Foundation
Donors of $100,000 or More
Dr. William & Mrs. Joan S.
Donors of $10,000
Ms. Mary Ellen Burnett
Mr. Samuel A. Davis
Dr. Florence W. Dunbar
Dr. John E. Ingram
Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart
Mr. Ted C. and Mrs. Ellen B.
Mr. Kenneth Treister
Donors of $1,000 to $9,999
Mr. Steven P. & Mrs. Marcia
Cecilia A. Bryant, Esq.
Mr. Marshall M. & Mrs.
Paula P. Criser
Dr. Harold P. & Mrs. Mary
Mr. Bruce M. Harris
Ms. Kathleen B. Haskins
Mr. Bill Hoppe
Dr. Dimitrios loannou
Mr. Walter G. Jewett, Jr.
Dr. Alan R. &Dr.Linde
Mrs. Betty W.Lowe
Dr. Irma P. McClaurin
Dr. E. E. & Mrs. Barbara P.
Mr. Samuel Price
Mr. Ted C. & Mrs. Ellen B.
Mr. Donald A. Soper
Ms. Suzanne M. Taylor
Mr. Gilbert N. Vansoi & Dr.
Darren M. Roesch
Ms.Fulbia A. Westfall
Mr. Warren B. & Mrs. Ruby
Jean W. Wiltshire
Dr. Thomas M. & Mrs.
Donors of $500 to $999
Mr. William C. Covey III
Ms. Romelia M. Enriquez
Mr. James M. & Mrs. Paula
Mr. Michael T. Martin
Mrs. Cheryl D. McCraw
Dr. Jerald T. Milanich & Dr.
Mr. David R. Nute
Dr. Charlotte M. Porter
Mr. H.Boone Porter III
Mr. Robert J. & Mrs. Carol Z.
Mr. Kurt E. Rudolph
Mr. Lawrence S. Sims
Mrs. Rena B. Stevens
Mrs. Patricia K. Taylor
Mr. Joel D. & Mrs. Shirley A.
Dr. William R. Winfough
Mr. Roger WYoerges
Donors of $250 to $499
Mr. James G. Black, Jr.
Ms. Lois Blume
Dr. Alfred A. Cave
Ms. J. Patricia Connolly
Ms. Maira Deering
Dr. John P. Giolma
Mr. Freddie R. Gray
Dr. Duane A. Herring
Dr. Mack R. Hicks
Mr. W Jerry Hoover
Ms. Marcia G. Johnson
Dr. Eugene &Dr.Jacqueline
Mr. Bryan S. & Mrs. Terrie
Dr. Dorothy J. McCawley
Mr. Charles A. & Mrs. Maud
Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Sanchez
Mrs. D. Diane Schaeberle
Mr.W.Kelly & Mrs. Ruth
Mr. Nathaniel A. Spratts
Mr. Richard W.Stoinoff
Dr. Kezhen Linda Tang
Mr. J. Thomas Touchton
Mrs. Carole 0. Townsend
Ms. Carol A. Turner
Mr. Andrew C. West
Dr. Reverdy E. Wright
Mrs. Barbara E Zea & Dr.
Jonathan S. Jones
Donors of Less than $249
Mr. Thomas J. & Mrs. Mary
Mr. Henry D. Allen
Ms. Jacqueline H. Allen
Dr. David R. Allred
Ms. Cynthia G.Alonso
Dr. Jan E Andrus
Ms. Shelley A. Arlen & Dr.
John H. Moore
Mr. Pablo Arocho
Dr. Florence A. Babcock
Ms. Jeanette H. Bailey
Mr. Russell E. & Mrs. Jaye S.
Mrs. Anita K. Bainum
Mr. Christopher J. Barras
Ms. Wanda E Barry
Dr.Rodney J. &Mrs.Beverly
Dr. Philip G. & Mrs.
Christina B. Barton
Dr. & Mrs. Christopher A.
Mr. Lawrence A. Beck
Dr. George C. &Dr.
Elizabeth R. Bedell
Mrs. Wendy K. Belkin
Mrs. Louqitas B. Belloit
Mr. John T. & Mrs. Theresa
Mr. Carl J. Bender, Jr.
Mrs. Jacqueline G. & Mr.
Craig S. Beskid
Mr. Peter G. Betz
Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Blair
Mr. Alan J. Bliss
Mr. Kent M. Blocher
Ms. Debora S. Bloom
Mr. Charles W. Blowers
Mr. Dennis E Blumenthal
Ms. Teresita E.Bond
Dr. Myron A. Bondelid
Ms. Marta R. Bowen
Dr. & Mrs. Sean M. Boyle
Mr. William S. Brothers
Dr. Richard M. Browning
Dr. Stephen N. Bryant
Mr. Harry T. Bucalo
Dr. Keith &Mrs. Jean C.
Mr. Daniel A. Bunye
Mrs. Debra V. Burgner
Ms. Lee Burke
Ms. Meagan E. Burke
Ms. Linda J. Burkhardt
Ms. Cynthia F & Mr. Jack
M r.FrankJ. _I ..I....
Mr. Marcelo & Mrs. Dale B.
Mrs. Marie L. & Mr.
Rudolph V. Cantarini
Mr. Timothy A. Carlton
Dr. John E Carroll
Mr. Tim J. Casey
Dr. Roger C. Cawley
Mrs. Jean C. Chance
Mr. Bruce S. Chappell
Dr. Grantley D. Charles
Dr. Raymond Chen
Mrs. Loraine N. & Dr.
Kenneth J. Christensen
Dr. Petros M. Christou
Mr. Steven G. Christovich
Dr. David A. Chuckran
Mr. John Chung
Dr. Marie A. Churney
Dr. Ira G. & Mrs. Joanna
Mrs.Leona S. & Mr. Ralph
Ms. Rebecca L. Collins
Dr. Mary E Compton
Mr. James L. Conley, Jr.
Mrs. Mary H. & Mr. Daniel
Ms. Linda L. Cooper
Mrs. Barbara A. Coviello
Mr. Norman C. Crews, Jr.
Mrs. Nancy P. & Dr. William
Ms. Stephanie M. D'Angelo
Dr. Subhasis Das
Dr. Ronald O. Daubach
Mr. Jeffrey J. Davis
Mrs. Patricia J. & Mr. Dennis
Dr. Teresa L. Davis
Mr. Thomas E. & Mrs.Jill
Mr. John B. Debitetto
Ms.Isabelle V.L. Dedrick
Dr. Anthony E. DeGance
Mrs. Lou DeLaney
Mr. Julio E. Delgado
Mr. J. Lester Dinkins
Ms. Karen A. Dlhosh
Mr. Robert L. Dotson, P.E.
Mr. Robert C.Dowd &Ms.
Mr. Joseph W Drueke, Jr.
6 c- Chapter One
Mr. Bill Dukelow
Maj. William H. Dunlop
Mrs. Tina J. Dutch
Mrs. Gail P. & Mr. John Philip
Mr. James E & Mrs. Lidia C.
Mr. Marc J. Ellenby
Mr. J. Marcus Emery
Captain Joseph A. Erler
Ms. Sally I. Evans
Ms. Andrea H. Fahnestock
Mr. Russell Fairman and
Ms. Sable Chase
Mr. Eugene D. Farmer
Ms.Anne P. Favarato
Mrs. Barbara W. Fearney
Mr. Jose R. Fernandez
Dr. Michael J. & Dr. Margaret
Dr. George H. & Mrs. Karen
Mrs. Mary Fradley
Mr. Robert T. & Mrs. Martha
Ms. Fran L. Freeman
Ms. Sheri D. Frenthway
Mr. Michael E. Frye
Mrs. Marilyn A. & Mr. John
Dr. Leonard T. & Mrs.
Elizabeth T. Furlow
Mr. Andrew M. Fussner
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Gable
Stephen G. Gardner
Ms. Linda L.Gardner
Mrs. Janina T. Garner
Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Ruth
Mr. James L. George
Mrs. Sarah M. Gerard
Mr. Duane D. Gerlach
Mrs.Anne D. & Mr. Joel B.
Dr. John J. Gill
Dr. C. Herbert Gilliland, Jr.
Ms. Michele A. Glozak & Mr.
Mr. Steven J. & Mrs. Hallie S.
Dr. Lawrence S. Graham
Mrs. Lettye V. Gray
Dr. Constance R. Green
Mr. Chad G. Greer
Mrs. Michelle D. Gridi
Ms. Marie A. Grouby
Mr. Guillermo Guariguata
Dr. Vivian C. Guarnera
Mrs. Barbara M. & Mr. Martin
G. Gundersen, Jr.
Mrs. Anne M. & Mr. Phillip S.
Mrs. Lillian E Halberstein
Ms.Amy A. Hammerand
Dr. Terry A. Hammond
Mrs. Patricia C. & Mr. Brian T.
Dr. Dean M. Hansen
Mr. William R. Hardin
Mr. Lewis L. Hart
Dr. & Mrs. Edmund C. Haskins
Dr. Robert A. Hatch
Mrs. Jeanne G. & Mr. William
Mr. John D. & Ms. Marjan
Ms. Jamie Lou P. Hawthorne
Mr. Drayton B. & Mrs. Eva C.
Mr. R. Allen Haywood
Dr. Raymond H. Helfand
Mr. Roger S. Hendricks
Dr. Emil E. Herrero
Mr. David E. & Mrs. Leslie J.
Mr. Don H. Hicks
Mr. Edward H. Hodgens
Ms. Paula L. Hoffman
Mr. Peter Hofstra
Mrs.Barbara J. & Mr.Leo
Mr. Jeffrey D. Horn
Mr. Alexander J. Hroncich
Mrs. Martha K. Hruska
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Mr. Kenneth K. Huang
Dr. Janice K. Hunter
Mr. William S. Hurlburt
Mrs. Ruth R. Hurt
Mrs. Mandelyn C. Hutcherson
Mr. Dwight G. Hutchinson III
Dr. Todd S. Hutton
Mrs. Michele M. & Mr. James
Ms. Tracy A. Jankovic
Ms. Nancy A. Johansen
Dr. Janette S. Johnson & Dr.
Dr. Marianne S. Johnson
Mr. Robert L. Johnson
Mr. Todd H. & Mrs. Tiffany T.
Mr.Kevin i .11 ,l._ &Ms.
Linda M. Ewald
Mr. David G. Keefer
Dr. William R. & Dr. Carol
Dr. Scott J. Kenner
Dr. Ronald S. Kensinger
Mr. Paul J. & Mrs. Beverly J.
Dr.Ve ..... i I .Jr.
Mr.David A. & Mrs. Michelle
Mr. Paul D. Knight
Mr. James A. Koepp
Mr. Richard R. & Mrs. Karen
Ms. Donna M. Kostreva
Dr. Sherry E. Kragler
Mr. Terry R. Kroemer
Mr. Donald H. Kropf
Ms. Wendy Martel Labriola
Mr. Jeffrey W & Mrs.Deidra J.
Mrs. Cheryl L.W. & Mr. David
Dr.MarciaE.G. & Dr. David
Mr. Robert E. & Mrs. Mary C.
Mr. Philip C. & Mrs. Pui Y. Law
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas V.
Dr. Catherine C. Leadon
Mrs. Barbara E. Leddy
Dr. Mark B. Lefkowitz
Mr. Roy S. Levin
Ms. Susan R. Levin
Mrs. Ferng M. & Dr.Chung-Po
Mr. George J. Linger
Mr. Wallace S. Lippincott, Jr.
Mr. Tun Liu
Mr. James P. Liversidge
Ms. Deborah E. Loehrke
Mr. Santiago Lopez
Dr. Merrill Lynn
Dr. Murdo J. & Mrs. Shena M.
Mr. James C. Maguire
Mr. Philip H. & Dr. Marguerite
Mr. Peter P. & Mrs.Iona R.
Mr. Timothy P. Malinak
Mr. Knox 0. Mallette
Mrs. Susan M. Manche
Mrs. Patricia B. & Mr. Joseph
Mr. Jerry M. Markowitz
Mrs. Carolyn G. Martin
Mr. Graham S. & Mrs. Ronda
Mrs. Carolyn M. & Mr. John D.
Dr. Marilyn E Mason
Mr. David T. Matthews
Mr. Michael J. Matthews
S1, I'I, t ... Jr.
Mr. Robert E. McCormick
Dr. John M. & Mrs. Laura G.
Dr. Adriana G. McEachern
Dr. Gail G. McRae
Mr. Christopher W McVoy
Dr. Michael H. Means
Mr. James S. Mee
Dr. Albert R. Menard III
Dr. Constance M. & Dr. James
Ms. Deborah V. Michelson
Ms. Theresa M. Milazzo
Mr. David A. Miller
Dr. Lewis D. Miller
Mr.Michael A. &Mrs.Kathryn
Mr. Michael E. & Mrs.Isabelle
Mrs.ValerieL. & Mr. David L.
Mrs. Nancy R. & Mr. Kevin S.
Mr. Thomas L. Minton
Mr. Alan J. & Mrs.Kelly A.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem & Dr.
Bonnie G. McEwan
Dr. Ruthmarie H. &Dr.
William J. Mitsch
Mrs. Judith R. & Dr. Charles J.
Mrs. Margaret T. Monahan
Mr. John P. Morrissey
Mr. Carl E Muller
Dr. Paul Mushak
Mr. Robert E. & Mrs. Elizabeth
Dr. Marie Nelson
Mr. John Nemmers
Dr. Melvyn New
Mrs. Donna W. & Mr. George
H. Nickerson, Jr.
Ms. Joan J. Norton
Mr. William A. & Mrs. Patti R.
Mr. Henry C. Okraski
Dr. John P. & Mrs. Barbara M.
Ms. Charlotte C. Olson
Mr. Frank W & Mrs. Lawan V.
Mr. Robert A. Osborne
Ms. Shelle K. Otto
Mrs. Jacqueline Owens
Dr. Richard K. Peach
Dr. Thomas A. Perkins
Mr. Lee R. Perlov
Mr. Earl M. Perry III
Dr. Sara E. & Dr. Jeffrey C.
Mr. Richard D. Phillips
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Mr. & Mrs. Peter I '.. I-i
Dr. L.Iona Poston
Sister Eugena Poulin
Mrs. Fay H. Prado
Mr.Ananth K. Prasad
Mr. Gary Lee Printy
Dr. Prasan A. Purisudh
Mr. Michael J. & Mrs.Amy A.
Mrs. Katherine T. & Mr.
Michael W Radcliffe
Mr. Stephen E Radford, Jr.
Mrs. Gail C. & Mr. Howard
Mrs. Anne M. H. & Mr.
William E. Ramsay
Dr. Clifford E. Ramsey
Mr.LarryA. & Mrs.Meredith
Dr. Thomas J. Raub
Dr. Daniel A. Reboussin & Dr.
Ann L. Glowasky
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Mr. John E. Retey, Jr.
Mrs. Teresa A. Rheinheimer
Clifford R. Rhoades, Esq.
Mr. Ralph W. Rice
Mrs. Patricia A. Richards
Mr. David E. Richstone
Dr. Richard A. Ridge
Mrs. Paulette L. & Mr. Thomas
Mr. Paul A. & Mrs. Susan P.
Mr. Richard A. Roberson
Mrs. Marcia I. Roberts
Mrs. Linda D. & Mr. Mark S.
Mr. Ronald W Robertson
Mr. LeonI. Robins
Mrs. Rebecca L. & Mr. Fredrick
Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Rodgers
Mr. Timothy L. Roh
Mrs. Cheryl S. Rosenbaum
Mrs. Mary M. Ross
Mr. Craig E. Rothburd
Dr. Thomas C. Rowe
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Dr. Mark & Mrs. Lois L. Rule
Mr. Richard Rush
Mrs. Anita D. Russell
Dr. David W. Russell
Mr. Andrew D. Ruth
Mr.DannyL. & Dr. Martha L.
Ms. Rachel L. Sandals
Mrs. Sally M. Sands
Mr. McGann Saphir
Mrs. Nicole V. & Mr. Kenneth
Mrs. Janet S. Satrom
Dr. Richard S. Saul
Ms. Marilyn A. Schaefer
Mr. Jeffrey S. & Mrs. Mary Lou
Dr. J. Eric Schonblom
Ms. Marilynne A. Schrader
Dr. Stephen R. & Mrs. Melissa
Dr. John C. Schwindt
Dr. John E & Dr. Lynn T. Scott
Mr. Robert L. & Mrs. Joan I.
Ms. Linda A. Searl
Ms. Loraine Seijas
Mrs. Rossana A. Sexton
Ms. Margaret Seymour
Mr. James J. Shalvoy III
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Mr. Robert J. Shapiro
Mr. Bernard A. Shaw
Ms. Tammi Lou Shirar
Mrs. Chao-Yoon Lee Shum
Mr. Harold E. Simmons, Jr.
Mr. Larry T. & Mrs. Karen R.
Mrs. Elizabeth Y. &Mr.
Thomas B. Simpson III
Mr.Robe, i n......
Mrs. Kyra Skrypek
Mrs. Cynthia S. Smith
Mrs. Rita J. & Dr. Stanley K.
Mrs. Carolyn A. Solomon
Mr. Theodore E Spas
Mr. John R. St. Clair
Mr. James A. St. Pierre
Mr. Peter J. Stafford, Jr.
Dr. Douglas P. & Mrs. Linda V
Mr. Patrick J. Stefan
Mr. Ronald M. & Mrs. Bonnie
Ms. Denise B. Stobbie
M r. Steve ,, ..' l .. .
Dr. Daniel L. Stoltz
Mr. Nicholas M. Strippoli II
Mr. Michael C. Stuckey
Mrs. Mary E. Swenson
Mr. James M. Tatom
Mr. Andrew S. Taubman
Mrs. Ruth E Taylor
Ms. Cara E. I.. .i_,..
Mrs. Susan M. & Mr. Warren L.
Mrs.Vivian W. & Mr.Harry
Mr. Dennis M. Terry
Dr. James R. & Mrs. Barbara E.
Mrs. Joan H. Thomas
Mrs. Kathleen D. & Mr. Ray G.
Dr. Jon D. & Mrs. Cynthia S.
Mrs. Ethel E & Mr. Robert J.
Dr. Edmund N. Todd III
Dr. Scott R. Trenor
Mr. Brian P. Turbet
Ms. Florence M. Turcotte
Mr. Jeffrey C. Turner
Mr. Timothy L. Turner
Mrs. Sharon K. Umbarger
Mrs. Sandy & Mr. Rodell L.
Dr. Karen M. Vail & Dr. J.
Mr. Donald L. Van Horn
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Mrs. Holly S. & Mr. Steven J.
Ms. Patricia Vasquez
Ms. Teresa Vitale
Mrs. Joelle E. & Mr. Gary J.
Ms. Sharon L.Voorhees
Mr. William A. Waldman
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Walker
Mr. Dennis E. Walkling
Ms. LaTrina V.Wallace
Ms. Shirley Walton
Mrs. Judy A. & Mr. Alfred C.
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Mr. Daniel J. Waters
Mr. Spencer M. Waters
Mr. Jeffrey S. Weber
Mr. & Mrs. Karl E. .. ..
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Mrs. Mary V.Welch
Ms. Laura Wess
Mr. David A. Whalen
Mr.MarkV. &Mrs.Diane M.
Mrs. P. C. Whitehurst
Mr. Richard 0. & Mrs. Marcia
Mr. Milford P. & Mrs. Marijka
Mr. Ronald T.Wincey
Mr. James P. Wolf
Mr. Daniel H.Woodbery
Mrs. Ilene R. Worman
Mrs. Candace M.Wrobel
Mr. & Mrs. George S.Yacalis
Mrs. Michelle C. Zapata
Mrs. Sally Zepeda
Dr. Martha S. & Mr. Neil
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Dr. Ron Abel
Mr. Gregory Allen
Dr. Gustavo Antonini
Ms. Shelley Arlen
Prof. Leonard Ashley
Basic Research Press
Mrs. Roxana Bavis
Dr. Thomas J. Bellows
Mrs. Mary Ellen Benedict
Dr. Peter Bettinger
Dr. Alberto Blasi
Dr. Witold Bobinski
Dr. Elizabeth Bolton
Dr. Elizabeth Bondy
Ms. Cecilia Botero
Mr. Curtis Branch
Ms. Jackie Brown
Dr. Jean Woodley Brown
Ms. Mary Ellen Burnett
Mr. Jack Byrd
Mr. Joseph Califano
Mr. Dennis Campay
Ms. Jane Anne Carey
Dr. Ernest R. Casey
Ms. Maria Jose Castillo
Dr. Andris Caune
Ms. Pam Cenzer
Dr. Michael Chege
Dr. Raymond Chobaz
Mr. Ezra and Mrs. Geri Clark
Mr. J. Norwood Clark
Dr. Jack Corbett
Mr. Maurice E. Core
Dr. Leon Couch
Ms. Deborah Cousino
Dr. Florin Curta
Dr. Patricia Craddock
Ms. S. Darnell
Mr. & Mrs. Sol Davidson
Dr. Joseph Davydov
Mr. Luther Deese
Mr. Stephen DeNorscia
(Ringling Rocks Foundation)
Mr. Miguel Diaz-Palma
Dr. Frank Di Trolio
Dr. Jason Dittmer
Mr. James H. Donaldson
Dr. R.Paul Drake
Mr. Paul Driver
Ms. Doris Eberley
Dr. Ana Maria Fagundo
M. Z. Farrukh
Dr. Gilbert R. Fischer
Mr. Kip Forrest
Ms. Anne McGill Franzen
Dr. Marilyn Fregly
Ms. Karen Fung
Dr. Raymond Gay-Crosier
Ms. Karleen Gibbs
Mr. Alfred R. Globus
Ms. Danielle Godshall
Ms. Janine Golden
Mr. Ernest Griffin
Ms. Sara Grosvald
Ms. Stephanie Haas
Dr. Richard Hiers
Dr. Emma Holmes
Dr. Sidney Homan
Mr. Jay Hoster
Ms. Joyce Hudson
Mr. Bill Huth
Ms. Eleanor M. Imperato
Mr. Thomas H. & Mrs.
Gladys G. Jacoway
Dr. Hazel Jones
Ms. Ann Kalkhoff
Dr. Alan R. & Dr. Linde
Mr. David A. Kaufmann
Mr. Phil Knoblock
Mr. Henry Kohoutek
Mr. Keith Legg
Mr. Craig Lewis
Mr. Robert E. Lewis
Mr. Edward Locke
Mr. Joel Lombardi
Mr. Peter Malanchuk
Ms. Shirley A. Malsow
Mr. Paul McDonough
Mr. Peter McKay
Ms. Kathleen McKee
Dr. James McLeskey
Dr. Ann L. McLeod
Dr.' ..-I .... -i.der
Ms. Sandra Minkkisen
M. Barmeni Moghadan
Mr. Gabriel Montoya
Mrs. Eleanor Murrell
Dr. Willy O. Munoz
Ms. Irene Penry Murphy
Mr. Robert Munson Myers
Dr. Rebecca Nagy
Mr. Gregory Orloff
Dr. Edward Osborne
Dr. Anne Paolucci
Mr. Maurice Patrick
Mr. Neil E Payne
Ms. Linda Peterson
Dr. Joseph Pisani
Dr. Hugh Popenoe
Ms. Rose Pozno
Ms. Colleen Rand
Dr. Robert Ratner
Ms. Noorie Rajvanshi
Ms. Carrie Rinehardt
Dr. Peter Rudnystky
Ms. Kazuko Sakaguchi
Dr. R. Terry Schnadelbach
Dr. Pat Sforza
Mr. Nick Sheridan
Dr. Peter Sherrard
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Mr. Steve Shorb
Dr. Carol Springer
Dr. Nicolas A. Starkovsky
Mr. Ronald C. Steort
Dr. Mel Sunquist
Dr. Man-Chung Tang
Mr. James D. Taylor
Ms. Carol Turner
Dr. Budd Udell
Dr. Leonardo Villal6n
Mr. Nicholas von Katte
Mr. Dale Wade
Dr. Steve Watkins
Ms. Irena Weber
Dr. Mark Weber
Dr. Richard A. Weiss
Dr. James 0. Wheeler
Dr. Michael S. Whitt
Dr. Donald E.Williams
Mr. Preston Wood
Ms. Lena Yang
Mr. Xiandong Yang
Libraries to sponsor
by Chelsea Dinsmore
International documents librarian
The George A. Smathers
Libraries will sponsor a reading
and discussion series entitled "Let's
Talk About It: Jewish Literature
-Identity and Imagination"
beginning August 2006. The series
is designed to offer participants
an opportunity to learn about
Jewish literature and culture by
reading the best in contemporary
and classic Jewish literature and
discussing these works in a scholar-
lead discussion. The theme of the
discussions will be "A Mind of Her
Own: Fathers and Daughters in a
I 1.1,... \'. .rld." Discussions will
take place on Sunday afternoons
from 2:00-4:00pm in the Hillel
library. The titles chosen to
compliment this theme are:
Tevye the Dairyman, by Sholem
Aleichem, Aug 27; Bread Givers, by
Anzia Yezierska, Sept 10; 1185 Park
Avenue:A Memoir, by Anne Roiphe,
Oct. 1; American Pastoral, by Philip
Roth, Oct 22; and Bee Season, by
Myla Goldberg, Nov 5.
Associate professor Andrew
Gordon of UF's English department
will lead the five-part series. Dr.
Gordon has been a member of the
UF faculty since 1975, teaching
American fiction since 1945,
Jewish-American fiction, and
science fiction literature and film.
The Smathers Libraries join
a distinguished list of more than
150 libraries nationwide that have
produced this program over the
last two years. Smathers is the only
Florida library to receive this award
in the current round of funding.
Lets Talk About It: Jewish
Literature, a reading and discussion
series, has been made possible
through a grant from Nextbook and
the American Library Association.
The libriares would like to
thank the Hillel at the University
of Florida and the University of
Florida Center for Jewish Studies
for co-sponsoring this program.
For more information about
this program, or to register, please
contact Chelsea Dinsmore at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (352)
273-0369. The programs are free
and open to the public.
UF Digital Collections ns
debuts new Web site TZI
T he University of Florida Libraries has launched a
new Web site featuring UF's Digital Collections. UF
Digital Collections (UFDC) includes resources grouped 1/ W JS
into sections: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,
Florida, World and External Collections.UFDC is free to
anyone, anywhere, anytime to use.
A massive collection, when its more than 49,000
bibliographic resources representing more than 200,000
volumes have been fully loaded into its systems, the
UFDC is built atop Greenstone freeware.
UFDC contains several record-setting collections.
The Children's Literature Collection, funded by the .- -7
National Endowment for the Humanities, is the world's
largest digitized collection of historic children's literature. The Samuel Proctor Oral
History Collections, developed by the UF history department, are among the largest online
resources of their kind outside of the Library of Congress.
The Aerial Photography collection is one of several state-based aerial photograph
collections. Florida aerials are unique in that the images are linked to the geographic
interface used by most Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists. Even though
some knowledge of GIS systems is required, it is the most heavily used digital collection.
Aerials have a tremendous impact not only for UF researchers but also on the economic
and environmental life of Florida. State law requires historic review for most land uses.
Of local interest, the Florida Photograph Collections hold more than 10,000 images of
UF history. Additional images illustrating historic Florida are also available, notably from
the collections of the Matheson Historical Society and the University of South Florida as
well as from UE
UFDC will soon host Florida newspapers. UF, representing Florida, is one of only
six states funded through the National Digital Newspaper Program of the National
Endowment for the Humanities to digitize historic newspapers. UF, again representing
Florida, is the only state to receive funding from the Library Services & Technology Act
through the state library system for digitization of currently published newspapers.
Florida's small newspaper publishers have agreed to free their content in exchange for UF
archiving and indexing services.
New funding will soon bring advanced Caribbean and Latin American Studies
materials into UFDC.
The UFDC Web site link is http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/UFDC/.
Carl Van Ness
of Florida official
excerpt from UF News Bureau news release
Carl Van Ness, university archivist,
has been named the University of
Florida official historian, President
Bernie Machen announced on April 11,
2006.Van Ness is the curator of archives
and manuscripts in the Department of
Special and Area Studies Collections in
the George A. Smathers Libraries.
He succeeds Samuel Proctor, who
was the first named historian when
the position was created in the 1950s
and held it until he died in 2005.Van
Ness worked closely with Proctor on
a number of projects, including the
university's 150th anniversary and the
markers that are placed outside many
of the historic buildings.
Van Ness co-authored the book,
IL ',,' ,:,,g i l' Past, Sl.,i;,:g il,-' Future,
which describes UF's history from
1853 to 2003. He was an active member
of the university's 150th anniversary
committee and now leads the history
University of Florida provost Janie
Fouke presented Carl Van Ness with
President Machen's and her letter of
recommendation as UF historian.
Chapter One C- 9
* Substantial completion has been granted by the architect for the sixth floor. Furniture
was moved into that space beginning the week of April 24.
* Installation of the staff work stations in the Access Services Department was granted by
the architect and will begin in the next week.
* Student lockers on the second and sixth floors have been completed and key systems
* Furniture assembly resumed on April 21. The compact shelving is 70% complete.
* Landscaping is completed.
SData port activation and the security system
set up have begun.
* The project architects are waiting on
Starbucks' design from their corporate
* The casework is approximately 90%
At right: second floor circulation desk.
Jacksonville Library Leadership Board
holds first auxiliary fund-raiser
by Brandy Ii, ..
The Jacksonville area members of
the Library Leadership Board recently
held the first auxiliary fund-raiser to raise
monies for the Library Leadership Board
Greatest Needs Endowment.
The event was held on March 22 at
the Beaches Museum and History Center
in Jacksonville Beach.
Library Director Dale Canelas gave
an overview of the changes and additions
being made to the new Library West and
library Deputy Director John Ingram
gave a presentation entitled"Special
Collections in the 21st Century at the
University of Florida: Six Centuries of
the Past to Inform our Future."Along
with the presentations, the guests were
able to review an assortment of rare
materials from the Special Collections
department including books and
manuscripts on topics that varied from
botany and orchids, children's literature
and manuscripts from Marjorie Kinnan
Leadership Board member Suzanne
Taylor said, "An event like ours creates
an opportunity to make new friends for
the libraries and to engage old friends
by updating information. Having
representatives from the libraries on hand
with actual items from the collections
really excited our attendees."
More Leadership Board members
from other areas in the state plan on
hosting similar events in the future. In
addition to broad presentations on the
entire Special Collections department, the
library representatives and materials can
be tailored to cover specific topics and
areas of interest.
"We hope this will spark the
imagination of folks in our region and
bring in support for the library;'
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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 the director of development at (352) 392-0342.
CAB Abstracts Archive. Covering the literature from 1910 to 1972, CAB Abstracts
Archive will make over 1,860,000 records on every aspect of agricultural science,
veterinary medicine, nutrition and natural resources, available electronically for the
very first time. $35,000
Landmarks of Science II Monograph segments 42 49 @ $4,635 each
Microfilm collection of the most important scientific books published since the
1600s. These are significant texts in all disciplines of science often held by very few
libraries and therefore very difficult to access for scientific or historical research.
Annual Book ofASTM Standards 2006. ASTM International standards have an
important role in the information infrastructure that guides design, manufacturing
and trade in the global economy. These industry standards are examined for
updating every 5 years, and the MSI's latest set is from 2001. These standards are
used heavily in engineering course assignments.
(from astm.org) 2006 Print 0-8031-4058-4 $8155
Corpus mensurabilis musicae. Core set of polyphonic music from the 14th to 16th
centuries published by The American Institute of Musicology. Collected works
of trecento composers, French and Italian masters, and Flemish composers form
the nucleus of the series, and these works are complemented by volumes of
compositions by Spanish masters, partly monophonic repertories from the 13th and
14th centuries, and complete editions from selected important codices. $9,500.
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GEORGE A. SMATHERS LIBRARIES
ATTHE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Library West Smathers Library Music Library
Marston Science Library Education Library
Architecture & Fine Arts Library Allen H.
Neuharth Journalism and Communications Library
Director of University Libraries
Deputy Director of Libraries
Director for Collections
Director for Technology Services
Interim Director for Support Services
Director for Public Services
Chapter One is published three times annually
and distributed to friends of the libraries and
selected institutions. A web version is available
chapterone.htm.Questions and comments
should be addressed to the editor, Barbara
Hood, (352) 392-0342, or email@example.com.
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A message frm te d
Looking back at the library as it was just
a few years ago is eye-opening. The 21st
century library is substantially different from its
predecessor. The innovations introduced into the
UF Libraries over the past few years are a tribute to
the extraordinary staff of the Smathers Libraries
and a reflection of their creativity and just plain
Libraries are changing from collection-
centered to learning-centered institutions. We are
encouraging staff to serve as partners with faculty
in information creation and use. Utilizing the new
course management system software, librarians
work with faculty to identify digitized information
for reserves, collateral reading, and other course
related purposes. And reference librarians have
taken reference on the road -to Turlington Plaza, to
the Plaza of the Americas, and to other areas heavily
trafficked by students. [i- i I i. 1. i .. hii,.l.. .1
a laptop, and a new mobile reference desk, these
trailblazing librarians are assisting students
wherever they may be.
Catalogand d,. I 1.11-. 1i h 111 i. i i ii.
also 1.1 i i II I ., make UF's information
resources more accessible to students, faculty
and alums. During the past year, we have greatly
increased the number of links to full-text electronic
content in the UF Catalog; today there are more
than 400,000 links. They include electronic book
collections (285,000 books), 81,000 electronic
journals, hundreds of databases, 43,000 freely-
accessible government documents, 3,000 theses
and dissertations by UF graduates, and 23,000
records for books, maps, and journals that UF has
digitized and made freely available on the Web.
We have also added more than 100,000 tables of
contents from print books in our collections. And
because we know that UF students often start with
Google when beginning a research paper, we have
made our catalog searchable by Google so students
will findUF 1 .1 i iIn ii. ii l il I.. withtheother
information Google turns up.
UF librarians are also breaking new ground
in collaboration with other cultural institutions.
The UF Libraries have partnered with the Florida
Museum of Natural History to digitize herbarium
collections, with UF faculty to digitize out-of-print
books that other faculty wanted to use as texts,
with other SUS libraries and independent archives
to create digital collections of materials on Florida
history, environment, ecology, urban development,
etc. In bringing together these resources from so
many university and special libraries, archives,
and museums, we are breaking down institutional
barriers and trying to make learning materials
broadly purposed. Hopefully, these developments
will support customized learning and enable
learners to locate the resources they need.
All this change raises some questions.
Where are libraries going? How should university
libraries relate to their constituencies? Learning is
ubiquitous. It takes place not only in schools and
libraries and museums, but also in the workplace,
at home and in the community. Electronic
information has allowed libraries to become an
even more critical agency in an evolving learning
infrastructure -because so much of what we
provide is now available 24/7 from all of the places
listed above -workplace, home, community.
But, we still buy books. They continue to
be essential to the work of students and faculty.
Libraries still display current journals for
interdisciplinary browsing and serendipitous
discovery. Smathers Libraries still provides
students with the kind of study spaces where quiet
concentration can occur -some 18 hours per
day in seven libraries campus wide. And students
still come to the libraries -at least two million
entrances into the Smathers Libraries last year.
Over the next six years, we can confidently
predict that there will be more of everything for
UF's librarians to manage. There will be more
digital content, in more formats, and in more media.
There will be more print materials, in all their
multiple forms, that will have to be made accessible
to users and preserved for future generations.
We will cope with an upsurge of tools that enable
search retrieval and desktop management of
information -which will require that we analyze
and select the software that ill -. I ii. ii. our
services and that we instruct and support student
use of the new technology. There will be new
generations of students studying long hours in the
libraries. In short, there will be no lack of challenges
for the near future. The libraries' fine staff will
continue to create innovative solutions as they
serve the changing needs of students and faculty
and cope with ever increasing knowledge and new
Dale B. Canelas
Director of University Libraries