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Page from the Spanish Antiphonary c. 1520-1560

Exhibit: \`är-kīv\


noun: a place in which public records or historical documents are preserved; also : the material preserved – often use in plural

verb: to collect and store materials (such as recordings, documents, or computer files) so that they can be found and used when they are needed

October is American Archives Month. Designed to raise awareness about the importance of archives, archivists around the country use Archives Month to highlight collections in their care. This year, staff of the UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives has curated an exhibit looking at the types of materials we collect, how we preserve and make those materials available, and some of the challenges facing archivists today. Included in the exhibit is memorabilia found in University Archives; examples of analog and digital materials and the challenges facing preserving and making these materials available for research; and various types of ephemeral material found within the department. Cases in the exhibit also highlight conservation work done by departmental staff and various tasks archivists undertake when processing archival collections. The exhibit will be on display October 24, 2016 to January 31, 2017, in the John C. Hitt Library 5th floor exhibit area adjacent to Special Collections and University Archives.


Open Access Week Logo of Pirate Ship

Open Access Week Events


OCTOBER 24-30, 2016

Ahoy! Open Access Week is on the horizon! Join us for educational and fun pirate-themed events throughout the week.

Monday, October 24, noon – 3pm: Win treasure (please note treasure may or may not consist of golden doubloons, tshirts, cookies, and Knightro bobble heads) in our pirate games at the John C. Hitt Library. Man the Captains’ Wheel and spin for pirate booty! Or take a stab at our OA Week Pirate Quiz and get a yummy treat! Or dress in your piratey best for a chance to win prizes in our Photo Booth!

Tuesday, October 25, 1 – 3pm: Academic Profile, John C. Hitt Library, Room 235A: Come to our workshop where we will help you set up an academic profile. You have probably heard about LinkedIn, but what about ResearchGate,, or SelectedWorks? With one of these profiles, you can showcase your projects, papers, creative works, and more to help further your academic and career goals. in room 235A at the John C. Hitt Library.

Wednesday, October 26 11am – 12noon: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. Open Access Session: What is Open Access (OA), and why is it important to faculty and students? This FCTL session will give you an introduction to Open Access and what is meant by OA in the academic environment. We will provide information about general Open Access movements, including incorporating Open Educational Resources into the classroom. We will also explore STARS, the UCF institutional repository, as a way to make your research Open Access and freely available.

Wednesday, October 26 3 – 4pm: Attend faculty workshop at FCTL. SelectedWorks Session: Are you thinking about creating a SelectedWorks profile to show off the full range of your scholarship, from teaching materials to streaming video and audio? We can help! Join us at FCTL on Wednesday, October 26 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for a workshop on creating, customizing, and populating your profile. You will learn about the top 10 Ways to put SelectedWorks to work for you.

Avast! Ye look like yer at sea when she be billowin’ an’ thunderin’ awful fiercely. What be Open Access? Learnin’ ne’er be more important! Check out the official OA Week website:

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Noise Alert: 4th floor

Work is scheduled to begin on the 4th floor restrooms on the Student Union side of the John C. Hitt Library building on October 17. Work will include demolition and construction.
Earplugs can be requested at the Circulation Desk, main floor.
Site preparation for the Automated Retrieval Center continues on the north side of the building.
More information on the 21st Century Library project:

UCF Knights Gameday

Homecoming Gameday Hours

Spirit Splash on Friday means only one thing: Homecoming Weekend! Tomorrow, Saturday hours at the John C.Hitt Library are 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Plenty of time for research and study before kickoff against the Temple Owls at 7,30 p.m. at Bright House Stadium. Alumni, come on in and take a look, and remember all the hard work you did here in UCF’s first building. Welcome back!
Go Knights, Charge on!

LGBT Tourism Exhibit - Rosen Library

LGBT Tourism Exhibit at Rosen Library

On display in the exhibit case at the Rosen Library are books, souvenirs, and photographs regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender tourism. The exhibit showcases fiction and nonfiction gay travelogues and academic research on LGBT tourism. The pamphlet covers basic information regarding LGBT tourism and the history of this particular subset of tourism in Florida. This exhibit has been on display since August, and it will run through October. Schuyler Kerby curates the exhibit with assistance from Shane Roopnarine.

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