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Digital Support Services (DSS)
Smathers Libraries
University of Florida
P.O Box 117003
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

P: 352.273.2900
F: 352.392.6597

Celebrating 100 years of IFAS and the Smith-Lever Act

Visit the Florida Agriculture and Rural Life Collection for more.

The Haiti Sun

A collaborative project with the Duke University Archives, the DSS is scanning a run of the of the Haiti Sun from 1950-1962.

Ramón Figueroa Mexican & Cuban Film Poster Collection

Collection: Digital Library of the Caribbean

Drew Field Echoes

Description: Newspaper published at the Drew Field Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

Collection: Florida Digital Newspaper Library

Antique Maps, Historic Sanborn Maps, and Aerial Photography

Collection: Map & Imagery Library Digital Collections

Archie Carr and Sea Turtles

Description: Archie Carr attaching weather balloons to sea turtles.

Collection: University Archives Photograph Collection

Alfred Browning Parker

Description: Alfred Browning Parker, architectural drawings, from the University of Florida Architecture Archives

Collection: University of Florida Libraries Architecture Archives Collection

Digital Library Center: dLOC Training

From the TICFIA Grant, Appendix A: dLOC Training Program

The dLOC Training Program will apply a multifaceted approach designed to reach library personnel at a variety of skill levels, with diverse needs and resources. The training approach will combine both “high-tech” and “high-touch” methods. Hands-on instruction at host sites within the Caribbean will be augmented with online tutorials and CD-based lessons. Additionally, ongoing support and troubleshooting assistance will be provided in the form of virtual reference systems (real -time, two-way chat) and electronic mail. Finally, the training team will promote continuing education and support within the Caribbean institutions through awareness of additional resources and training opportunities and by encouraging professional links among the participants.

Site visits by the training team will ensure that all Caribbean participants receive the time, attention and assistance that they need to feel comfortable and competent with digitization procedures, standards and best practices. The following training objectives will be the primary focus of the project:

  1. Assessment conducted by training team:

    Assessment measures familiarity and proficiency with principles of selection, rights management issues, digital capture methods, image editing, metadata creation, cataloging enhancement, digital storage

    Method: Questionnaires in English/Spanish/French with assistance in form of online chat service with real librarian at FIU.

  2. Instruction sessions developed and led by training team:
    Stratified to accommodate various skill levels and levels of involvement
    1. Three-day on-site training at participating Caribbean institutions.
    2. Two-day follow-up training on-site at Caribbean institutions.
    3. Follow-up training consultations through real time chat, email and phone.
    4. Possible advanced Train-the-trainers (enable Caribbean participants to become trainers within the region)
  3. Training materials developed and disseminated by training team:
    1. A Web- accessible, self-directed tutorial that will introduce vocabulary and key concepts relating to the dLOC digitization program.
    2. A trilingual manual in binder format which will be delivered on the web via PDF. Includes exercises and samples on CD.
    3. A recommended reading list.
    4. An equipment list and supplies list.

Last modified: Saturday July 24 2010 lnt