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Technology Fee Funded Projects

2012

Replacement of Selected VHS with DVD

Funded

The UCF Libraries requests $63,522.58 for a project to replace high-use VHS with DVD. The Libraries owns a rich, relevant, and frequently used collection of educational videos on VHS. VHS titles are often selected for in-class viewing. Example titles and usage from 2007 to present include:

  • The JVC Anthology of World Music and Dance with 62 checkouts
  • A Biography of America with 42 checkouts
  • Wonders of the African World with 26 checkouts
  • The Major Theories of Family Therapy with 22 checkouts

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Public PC & Laptop Replacement; Increasing Available iPads

Funded

For many years the Libraries received funding for technology purchases from the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA), the organization that also supports the library management system (catalog, circulation, etc.) for the state universities in Florida. FCLA ceased to exist in June 2012 and a new organization, the Florida Virtual Campus, now includes both state university and college libraries under its umbrella. Funding for technology purchases is no longer available. There are no other funds to support technology purchases so technology fee awards have become the Libraries’ single source for student-facing technology funding. This proposal is being submitted to request funding to replace current public and classroom PCs, some laptops, and increase the number of iPads available in the John C. Hitt Library. Read more...

Alexander Street Press Streaming Videos

Funded

The UCF Libraries is requesting $244,000.00 (list price of $249,000.00 less $5,000.00 cost sharing) for the purchase of streaming videos from Alexander Street Press. The collection consists of 12,743 videos across 10 subject areas that will support the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Alexander Street Press (ASP) is a respected academic publisher of award-winning, online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. They are notable for their excellent production, quality editorial standards, and commitment to comprehensive coverage of topics. Read more...

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