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2 Digital Literacy Contest;
Virtual bookplates
3 NIH funds enable national
networking for scientists;
Grantsmanship training for
UF students; Library student
assistant scholarship
4 Library faculty new
assignments; Catalog search
only computers at Library West


Special Collections Exhibit
Gallery, Smathers Library
second floor. Exhibits open
Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. 4:15 p.m.

Through December 24,2009
The Sarasota School of
Architecture, 1941-1966
Architectural drawings, models
and photographs

January 15 February 28,2010
Film posters from the Ram6n
Figueroa Film Poster Collection
Opening Reception on Jan. 22
will honor Dr. Figueroa and
feature a digital presentation
and panel discussion on
this recent donation to the
libraries. See http://dloc.

George A. Smathers Libraries

Open Access Week:

Raising Awareness at UF

W hat is Open Access? Open
Access is free, permanent, web-
based access to scholarly articles for
everyone worldwide. This scholarly
communication model makes the
results of funded research publicly
available in a timely manner, thus
improving access to information and
furthering research.

The UF Libraries participated in the
first international Open Access Week
October 19-23 through a series of
events focusing on various aspects of
Open Access including copyright &
creative commons, self-archiving in
institutional repositories and editorial
practices for Open Access journals.
The goal was to raise awareness of
Open Access at UF Notable campus
speakers included Dr. David Guzick,
senior vice president of Health Affairs
and president of Shands, Dr. Grant
McFadden, professor of molecular
genetics and rnici. ,i. 1- .ii, and Dr.
Tom Walker, professor emeritus of

Dr. Guzick
spoke from an
point of view
and shared
how journal
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furthering translational medicine and
that a key issue was not necessarily
access for the general public, but access
for researchers internationally.

In his keynote address, Dr. McFadden
gave his perspectives as the deputy
editor-in-chief of PLoS Pathogens.
His involvement in the Open Access
movement was as an editor for one
of the top journals in the field of
virology. First published in 2005, PLoS
Pathogens, which is an open access
journal, has rapidly become one of the
most cited journals in the field.

An innovator in the open access
movement, Dr. Walker explained
why he decided to transition The
Florida Entomologist to an open access
model in 1994. He called for an open
access mandate on campus similar to
the mandate that Harvard's faculty
senate passed in 2008. He stressed the
self-archiving route to open access,
wherein researchers retain their rights
via an author addendum or creative
commons license and deposit their
scholarly articles in a University
Institutional Repository or a subject-
based repository.

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Open Access
(Continued from page 1)

One of the most important
developments during the week was
the release of a self-submittal tool for
the University of Florida Institutional
Repository (UFIR). Dina Benson,
coordinator of the UFIR, and Mark
Sullivan, programmer for UF Digital
Collections, demonstrated how members
of the UF community could self-
archive scholarly works through the

PowerPoint presentations and video
recordings of all the sessions are avail-
able from the libraries Open Access
Website at

Libraries host Digital Literacy Contest

The UF Libraries hosted the Digital
Literacy Contest for the third time
on Thursday, October 8, 2009, in the
InfoCommons @ Library West 3rd
floor presentation area. The Digital
Literacy Contest is a competition of
database and Internet research skills
designed by Global Networked-
Intelligence Contests (http://www.gnic.
org). Using the UF Libraries' computers
or their personal laptops, students
logged into the web-based contest and
had 30 minutes to answer 20 questions
using the Internet and library databases.
Students had to cite their sources;

incorrect answers were penalized, and
the highest total score won.

The event had 45 participants and
approximately 50 attendees. The top
three winners split $200 in prize
money in addition to gift certificates
from Toojay's Deli. After the contest,
the libraries provided free pizza and
hosted a discussion about the future of
libraries, technology and society. The
following day, the libraries hosted a
free workshop on digital literacy.
Laura Jordan
Virtual Environments il diiirit

New "virtual bookplates" help build

Smathers collections, honor library donors




For more information about Open
Access contact Stephanie Haas, science
digital and open access librarian
(, or Margeaux
Johnson, science and technology
librarian (

Margeaux Johnson
Science and Technology I ll'lit'hin
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Just like the traditional paper
bookplates affixed to the inside
the front cover of many of Smathers
Libraries' books, the new "virtual
bookplates" identify the book as part
of the libraries' collection and honor
the name of someone chosen by the
donor friend, loved one, colleague,
graduate, professor or parent, for
example. However, since it is linked to
the publicly accessible catalog record
rather than to the physical book, the
virtual bookplate may be viewed from
home, work, or school anywhere
Internet access is available. In addition,
the virtual bookplate is permanent and
not subject to loss or damage.

Virtual bookplates maybe quickly and
easily found through familiar online
search tools. See http://www.uflib.ufl.
edu/giving/default.html; leave the text
box blank and click the "search" button
to see a complete list of items with
virtual bookplates. Click the "in honor/
memory of..." link at the bottom of a
record to view the virtual bookplate for
that item.

Virtual bookplates are a critical
component of Smathers Libraries'
Books of Honor program. See http://

honor.html. A gift of $100 to the
Books of Honor Fund adds a paper
bookplate and a virtual bookplate to
a newly purchased book in a subject
area of choice. Donors may choose
the traditional "Ex Libris University of
Florida" bookplate, as well as several
alternate designs.

This innovative program was
highlighted in a recent poster
presented at the Florida Library
Association conference in May, 2009;
and will be the subject of a paper
by Smathers Libraries acquisitions
and licensing department Chair
Steve Carrico, catalog and metadata
department Chair Betsy Simpson,
and staff IT project coordinator Jason
Fleming, to be published in a peer-
reviewed academic journal.

Fleming, Simpson, monographs unit
head Paul Lightcap, and Josh Graben
at the Florida Center for Library
Automation were involved with the
technical implementation of virtual
Jay Wiese
Acquisitions & Licensing Dept.

Libraries receive NIH funds A new d

to enable national networking with gra

for scientists UF stud(

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded the The libraries st
University of Florida and its six medical research partners writing training
Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Indiana the Marston Sc
University, Ponce School of Medicine, the Scripps Research and those enro
Institute (Jupiter, FL and La Jolla, CA), and Washington training, feature
University in St. Louis a $12.3 million, two-year award that Foundation (N
includes $1 million for the Smathers Libraries. This award award in 2010.
builds on the libraries' successful GatorScholar prototype grants manage
that was the inspiration for UF's application. UF NSF Fellow
mechanical an
Over the next two years the VIVO Enabling National Levey, profess
Network of Scientists Project will create an integrated in the departm
information network at the partnering institutions for
biomedical researchers that will serve not just researchers, These NSF awa
but also students, administrative and service officials, to fund science
prospective faculty and students, donors and funding computer and
agencies, and the public. The resulting system will become geosciences, lif
available for replication to fully implement VIVO in research astronomy, sci
institutions across the country, connecting researchers to and social sciel
each other, to their research and publications, and to their a graduate stuck
assets in general. computer engi
being planned,
The libraries congratulate the Smathers Libraries team, which GRFP program
includes Val Davis (project leader), Sara Russell Gonzalez, be planned but
Amy Buhler and Margeaux Johnson from the Marston www.uflib.ufl.
Science Library; Michele Tennant, Cecilia Botero, George workshop video
Hack, Ellie Bushhousen, Nita Ferree, Nancy Schaefer and
Rae Jesano from the Health Science Center Libraries; and
Stephen Williams from the IT department.
Bess de Farber
Grants Manager

James and Leslie Rutherford Library
Student Assistant Scholarship

Alyssa Perez, an early childhood education sophomore from Davie, Florida, has
won the fall semester James and Leslie Rutherford Library Student Assistant
Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is awarded on a semester basis to a student
assistant employed by the Smathers Libraries. For more information please visit

Excerpt from Alyssa's essay on the topic "How can the UF Libraries engage,
educate and inspire UF students?"

"Another major resource, that is probably the most important that the library has
to offer, is the librarians and staff that work to keep this library system running
efficiently. ...the librarians and staff of the UF libraries are the most important
resource that can be used to educate, engage, and inspire the UF students, because
they are so eager to help students and convey the knowledge of their fields to
students for classes, research, or just appreciation of the knowledge"

direction: Experimenting

ntsmanship training for


aff coordinated and presented its first grant
g workshop for students on October 12 at
:ience Library. Seventy students, both seniors
lied in graduate programs, attended the
ing strategies for winning a National Science
SF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program
In addition to Bess de Farber, the libraries'
r, speakers included Matthew Williams, a
Sand doctoral student in department of
d aerospace engineering; and Dr. Douglas
r, orthnothologist and evolutionary biologist
ent of zoology.

irds provide $30,000 per year for three years
Research projects in the areas of chemistry,
information science and engineering,
e sciences, mathematical sciences, physics and
ence education, psychology (non-clinical),
nces (non-clinical). Mohamad Alsafrjalani,
lent in the department of electrical and
neering, asked if future workshops were
and added that "The workshop for the NSF
Swas really helpful." Future workshops may
for now students can go online to http://
edu/funding/. Look for "NSF GRFP training
o for early November 2009 applications."
Bess de Farber
Grants Manager

Alyssa Perez, left, is congratulated by
Kristy Mills from the libraries' human
resources department.
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Library faculty new

Ben Walker has accepted a full-
time appointment in the Education
Library, effective January 1,
2010. Walker will work with Iona
Malanchuk, Marilyn Ochoa and the
rest of the Education Library team
in preparation for becoming head
of the Education Library following
Malanchuk's retirement in May
2010. As manager of the Auxiliary
Storage Facility (ALF), Ben chairs
the State University System (SUS)
task force planning for the shared
storage depository. In addition, he is
currently serving as the interim head
of the access support department.

Cathy Martyniak will begin as
manager of ALF and chair the SUS
storage facility task force in January.
Martyniak has led the preservation
department since 1999, overseen
the brittle books program, and
coordinated the libraries' relationship
with Internet Archive for external
digitization. She is already a member
of the SUS task force, contributing to
decision making for the preservation
and digitization components of the
shared depository.

Catalog search computers @ Library West

H ave you ever zipped into Library West to find a book between classes but
couldn't access a computer? Do you like to expedite your course reserves
readings by pulling your books and films from the shelves yourself? Many faculty
members have requested a quick way to find a call number for library books so that
they don't have to wait in line for a computer or at the research assistance desk for
a librarian to assist them. There are now four new catalog search computers that
search for the book or journal that is desired. No log-on is needed.

Two of the computers are in the first floor stacks. A third is stationed at the
circulation desk, at the head of the escalators. There is also one directly in front of
the third floor research assistance desk, near the elevators. Look for the "Catalog
Search" posted on the computer's monitor.

These computers are configured to search the catalog only and are disabled from
searching the Internet. This means that users will not be able to view the full-text of
articles and e-books, but it ensures that these computers will not be monopolized
for Facebook and Web surfing. There are already many other options for users
seeking full-text and Internet content. For example, in-house library users can
utilize one of the many full-featured computers in the third floor Information
Commons or check out a library laptop. Outside the library, most full-text
databases, books and other online content are easily accessed anywhere through the
Virtual Personal Network (VPN) or the library proxy server.

Jana Ronan
Iil'diry West Research Services Coordinator

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