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1st Floor Closure During Spring Break

During Spring Break, Monday March 11 to Sunday, March 17, the 1st floor (lowest level) of the John C. Hitt Library will be closed for work related to construction of the 21st Century Library project.  2nd (main), 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will remain open.  To retrieve a book from the 1st floor, click on the “Request” link in the catalog record for the item, and fill out the brief form with your NID and email.  You will receive an email when the book is ready for you at the Circulation Desk.

Please note Spring Break hours: the library will be closed on Sunday, March 10, and Saturday, March 16.  Monday through Thursday, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.  Friday, March 15, the library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Come in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and get some work done—or take your books to the beach!

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Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2019

Fair Use / Fair Dealing Week is being celebrated this year between February 25 – March 1, 2019. The annual event provides an opportunity to learn more about these essential limitations and exceptions to copyright that are vital components to innovation, creativity, and scholarship.

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Public Domain Day 2019

January 1, 2019, marked an important day for copyrighted works. For the first time in more than 20 years, published works from 1923 will enter the public domain. This means that anyone can use the works for free and without any copyright restrictions. The last time this occurred was in 1998 before the United States’ Congress passed the Copyright Term Extension Act. This act is also often referred to as the Sonny Bono Act (named in memory of the late Congressman, Sonny Bono) or the Mickey Mouse Protection Act due to the Walt Disney Company’s support of such copyright extensions.

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Love Data Week 2019

Happy Love Data Week! This international event held February 11-15, 2019 gives researchers an opportunity to learn more about data management, sharing, preservation, re-use, and library-based research data services. If you’re a researcher or just curious about data management and best practices, you can learn more by visiting: https://lovedataweek.org/

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13th Annual Book Arts Competition Exhibit

Exhibit: 13th Annual Book Arts Competition

On its 13th year, the Book Arts Competition sponsored by Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Central Florida Libraries have been recognizing the artistic works of undergraduate and graduate students in book arts. Book arts are works of art that pushes the form and reading structure of traditional books. Many artist books are handmade by the artist themselves. Each year the competition awards one student artist book to be included in the permanent Book Arts & Typography Collection at Special Collections & University Archives. A panel of judges selects the winning artist book based on creativity, craftsmanship, content, and design. This year’s judges were David Benjamin, Head of UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives, and Rachel Simmons, Professor of Art at Rollins College.

The competition had a breadth of unique entries. Each artist book submitted was distinct in both form and content, ranging from personal experiences to whimsical stories. Leaves by Jacob Wan is the 13th Annual Book Arts Winner. Wan’s artist book visually tells the longing of nostalgia; the connection and disconnection, the familiar and unfamiliar, the similarity and difference between reality and memories. Delicate sewing stitches and handmade paper interweave throughout the book as photographs recreate moments of the artist’s youth.

This exhibit runs through February which features all entries submitted as well as select past winners.

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