University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries is Contributing Nearly 400,000 Items to DPLA
From the Digital Public Library of America:
The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida have partnered with DPLA by contributing more than 390,000 items, including antique maps, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, newspapers, and research publications.
The Smathers Libraries serve as the technical hub for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and other partners in the region and are contributing records from the University of Florida, dLOC, and other partner collections.
The Smathers Libraries collections will bring a new, diverse set of perspectives to DPLA’s holdings. For example, more than 150,000 issues of Florida and Caribbean newspapers, historical to current, provide insight into the news and history of Florida, the Caribbean, and circum-Caribbean.
300 distinctive digital collections, containing nearly nine million pages, across over 78,000 subjects in rare books, manuscripts, antique maps, children’s literature, newspapers, theses and dissertations, data sets, photographs, oral histories and more for perpetual access and preservation. Today, there are 385,763 items in UFDC, representing 125,394 different titles, and new materials are being added each and every day.
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