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The Digital Library Center

"The Global Library"


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1999, the Center converts
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film to electronic media,
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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
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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
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across the state and fathe beingaforeign.
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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,


Page 2 c- Chapter One







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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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







A sag .6 om 6 h aieco


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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3 Libraries acquire Mickler’s Books4 Friends ofthe Libraries6 Smathers Libraries Bookstore7 Desiderata8 A message from the director Inside The Digital Library Center“The Global Library” In January 1967,science-fiction author Arthur C.Clarke predicted that by the year 2000 artificial intelligence and a global library would be developed.We are happy to report part ofthat vision is becoming a reality in this information age with the establishment ofthe Digital Library Center (the Center) at the George A.Smathers Libraries. Listening to Erich Kesse, Director ofthe Center,and his staff describe projects in progress,it is easy to catch their infectious enthusiasm for the University ofFlorida’s “global library.”Established in July 1999,the Center converts books, photographs,tape recordings and film to electronic media,accessible by the Internet.Anyone with a web browser will be able to access books and historical materials that formerly were available only within Smathers Libraries collections or on microfilm. “It’s a way ofgetting the library to anybody at any time from their home or office or on the road or in a classroom miles away,”explains Kesse. When the Center’s resource server is up and running,these images and documents will be fully accessible by anyone at any time. Until then,readers may access their web site for more information at http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/dlc/ According to Kesse,materials are chosen to be digitized for several reasons:to free items from formats difficult to use;to free items from the libraries’limited hours;to enhance classroom education;and to make items more readily useful without travel.For example,the Libraries’collection ofFrench revolutionary pamphlets are no longer available in France,but European scholars will not have to board a transatlantic flight to peruse these documents.They will have access via the Internet. To date,most ofthe materials scanned have come from microfilm or special collections,with some coming from general collections. How quickly additional materials will become digitized in the future (Continued on page 2) Calling card for 19th century actress Miss Camille Clifford,Davidson Bros., London. “It’s a way ofgetting the library to anybody at any time…” – Erich Kesse For Friends of the George A.Smathers Libraries,University of Florida Spring 2000

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Page 2 Chapter One will largely depend upon the procurement ofadditional funding.It is an expensive undertaking,so the value ofa source document _ whether assessed on the basis ofthe monetary value,or research or educational value _ must be equal to the cost incurred.Fortunately,there has been initial funding from some visionary benefactors to get the Center offto 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 ofmicrofilm reader machinery and the limited hours ofthe microform center. Special collections were selected with State University System funding to make more materials about Florida’s heritage available outside the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections. This work will be seen by people across the state and the world who may not otherwise have access to the Libraries. From general collections,the staff has scanned course supplement materials that are out ofcopyright. Many ofthe items have been too brittle to handle,thus making them impossible for students to access. The Smathers Libraries’Digital Library Center has taken a leadership role in the Florida Heritage Project,a cooperative project ofthe 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 ofother projects are either underway or recently completed.The Great Floridians project will make available the papers of some ofFlorida’s eminent statesmen and the Florida Natural Heritage project will make available information on Florida ecosystems. Children’s literature,including 19th century editions ofDaniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, will be used to show how children were taught independence and social behaviors. Until the hiring oftwo additional employees,Kesse, along with Eve 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 the Smathers Libraries Preservation Department for 12 years and spent four years as a rare book cataloger.He holds a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and English Literature from Xavier University,a Masters ofLibrary Science degree from the University ofKentucky and completed post graduate studies at Columbia University. From graphics and printing to digitizing,Bressette has done a little ofeverything 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 scanning 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 ofFlorida in Mathematics. Kathy Connor rounds out the staffby dividing her time as secretary between the Center and the Preservation Department. With the anticipation ofadditional digitizing equipment,new projects out for funding,and added employees,the Center stafflooks toward to the future with a zeal for this new wave oflibrarianship —“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. Digital Library CenterContinued from page 1 ) Page from 19th century edition of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe . The Digital Library Center staff(from left):Eve Bressette,Maureen Kelly, Erich Kesse and Kathy Connor.

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Chapter One Page 3 Every 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 ofwhat was significant and important in the written and printed word. For nearly four decades their home at Chuluota,nestled by the quiet waters ofLake Catherine,was the Mecca for many a book buying pilgrimage.Librarians,university professors, and book lovers from all walks of life negotiated the back roads of Seminole County in quest ofa house called “Florida Breezes”and its treasury ofrare imprints. With the death of Thomas Mickler in March 1997 and of Georgine in early 1998,the surviving Mickler family members became the custodians of the largest private collection of Floridiana anywhere in the world. A new chapter for “Florida Breezes” was about to begin. Bruce Chappell and I made numerous trips to “Florida Breezes” to pore over the estimated 30,000 item collection.Georgine,in her final requests,had asked her heirs to keep at least a portion ofthe book collection in Florida,housed at a library or university.Floor to ceiling shelving units occupied virtually all ofthe wall space,and every shelf was filled to capacity.Rows upon rows ofbooks ran down the sides of the shotgun hallway,around the circuit ofthe dining room,through the living room,around a small parlor where an enormous 10 drawer map case took the place offurnishings, and into closets and nooks. The downstairs bedroom contained one full wall ofrare and autographed imprints,and there were pamphlets and manuscripts in the bureaus,in the dressers,on the bed, and in stacks ofboxes that snaked across the floor in a maze.At one side ofthe house,in a porch converted to office space,three large file cabinets held hundreds ofrare newspapers in folders. Upstairs,more books and journals filled shelves in the bedrooms. There were books stacked in the upstairs bathroom and more in the Letter,February 2,1901,from the mayor of Jacksonville,about a womanwho “is not living the life she should.” Jacket cover, Frank Slaughter publishing as C.V.Terry. (Continued on page 6) Ifever there was a repository dedicated to the deliberate and painstaking arrangement ofbooks, “Florida Breezes”was it. It didn’t seem like the books had been added to the house;it seemed more like the house had been added to the books. by James Cusick Curator,Florida History CollectionsFrom Chuluota to Gainesville and beyond:Libraries acquireMickler’sBooks

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The Libraries ofthe University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida.Eight campus libraries reflect the universityÂ’s increasingly broad research and instruction programs. Over the past 100 years,faculty and librarians have built hundreds ofspecialized collections,now totaling over three and a halfmillion volumes, printed in practically every written language by publishers throughout the world. The George A.Smathers Libraries ofthe University ofFlorida include specialized collections in science, architecture,art,history,languages, and music.Our collections cover all areas ofcontemporary knowledge, from agriculture to zoology and from philosophy to history.All ofthe libraries serve all ofthe universityÂ’s faculty and students,but each has a special mission to be the primary support ofspecific 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 ofcollection and preservation. For more information on giving to the George A.Smathers Libraries at the University ofFlorida contact Marcia O.Pearce,Director of Development,(352) 392-0342. 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 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 O.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 Chapter One Friendsofthe Libraries

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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 F.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 F.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 GoeringÂ’s Book Store,Inc. Jean Gollay Jane P.Gray David F.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 F.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 F.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 Page 5

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attic crawl space.There were more books in the outside shed. Soon,other libraries were examining 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 ofit.No one could take all ofit.Any institution that acquired the Mickler’s entire stock would be getting not one complete collection ofFlorida history,but ten. In the fall of1998 six universities formed a library cooperative which included the University ofFlorida, and negotiated to buy a portion ofthe Mickler’s collection. The day ofthe sale will certainly pass into the annals offamily and library folklore.Probably no dance ever invented was as complex in its choreography as the ballet performed 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 ofparticipants was nearly the size ofLes 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 ofactivity. By the end ofthe day,most people were bleary-eyed,and few were finished.Even now,almost a year later,I continue to marvel at the astounding assortment ofmaterials that came to the University of Florida through this once-in-alifetime event. Altogether,the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections acquired some 450 books,maps,and newsletters,and more than one hundred individual letters and pieces of memorabilia. In scope,the new acquisitions run the gamut from engaging and fanciful to historic and unique.In fiction,new arrivals included two early novels by Frank Slaughter,published 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 ofearly Florida history,including letters and editorials about the progress ofthe Patriots War (1812-1814) and the Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Among the items that will become part ofthe library’s Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection are an 1866 illustrated journal ofAlexander Murray,naval officer,and two Civil War letters recording the experiences ofUnion soldiers in Jacksonville. Other universities also obtained important additions to their collections.From Jacksonville to Charlotte Harbor,the legacy ofMickler’s Books will live on at university libraries,to the delight ofall interested in Florida history. (Excerpted from The Howe Society Newsletter,Fall 1999) Page 6 Chapter One Smathers Libraries Bookstore seeks donations Mickler’s BooksContinued from page 3 ) A complete list,with color photos,of the University ofFlorida’s acquisitions will be available on the P.K. Yonge Library ofFlorida history web page.See http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/ spec/pkyonge/newax2.html Illustration in ink,Alexander Murray ships journal,1866.Donations ofmaterials 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 ofSmathers Library and is stocked with donated books and other items not selected for the collections. Proceeds support the libraries and are tax-deductible.Every donor receives a letter ofacknowledgement that includes a simple description ofthe 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) 3920355 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 ofSmathers Library or call for pickup.

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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.Ifyou are interested in helping the Smathers Libraries acquire any ofthe following,please contact Marcia O.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 ofHong Kong,full-text version.To be published in five years,periodic upgrades,a web forum, quarterly newsletter and technical support: $11,050 Online Palmer’s Index to the [London] Times:$600 Anchor Bible Dictionary on CD-ROM: $225 Science ofthe Total Environment:$3,828 UFEngineering & Industrial Experiment Station Publications Preservation: $7,000 High-quality Image Scanners for Documents and Maps in Government Documents: $3,500 Desiderata Chapter One Page 7 Name Address City State Zip Home Phone Business Phone Yes.I/we wish to support the George A.Smathers Libraries with the following tax-deductible gift of$ .Make checks payable to the University ofFlorida Foundation,Inc. and mail to:Marcia Pearce,University ofFlorida,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 Friendsofthe Libraries Please use my gift for the following: Smathers Libraries Purchase Fund Special & Area Studies Collections Latin American Collection Price Library ofJudaica P.K.Yonge Library ofFlorida History Baldwin Library ofHistorical 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 Music Library Marston Science Library Digital Library Center Other Please send me information about making a planned gift/bequest. Giving to UF is now just a click awayUFgiving.uff.ufl.eduVisit our new online giving Web site and find out how simple it is to support your college or favorite program

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In this issue ofChapter One,we thank our donors from the past year and tell you where some ofthose donations went. Some ofthe books,newspapers and maps acquired from Mickler’s Books are the result ofunrestricted donations that we received.We are also giving you an overview ofour new Digital Library initiative. The UF libraries own nearly 3.5 million books and journals.We are the 39th largest among research university libraries in the US and Canada.But increasingly,the number ofmaterials in print format does not really measure our strength. Expenditures for electronic information have risen to about 10% ofour resources budget and we have found that electronic information isn’t just a new medium,but a new way ofdoing business. In 1985,virtually every item in our collections consisted ofprint on paper or microfilm.A few years later,Smathers Libraries began to purchase general citation 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 downloaded into mainframe computers on campus 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 computers 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 computers that were installed in the libraries.In 1997,our electronic 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,weare 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 ofUniversity Libraries 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 Chapter One is published quarterly and distributed to Friends of the Libraries and selected institutions.Questions and comments should be addressed to the editor,Barbara Hood,Public Information Officer,George A. Smathers Libraries,University of Florida,P.O.Box 117001, Gainesville,FL 32611-7001 (352) 392-0342. e-mail:bhood@ufl.edu http://web.uflib.ufl.edu Chapter One George A.Smathers Libraries University of Florida P.O.Box 117001 Gainesville,FL 32611-7001 NON-PROF.ORG. U.S.POSTAGE PAID GAINESVILLE FLORIDA PERMIT NO.94 A message from the director