Laurie 

  
  • Title / Position: Digital Scholarship Librarian
  • Organization: University of Florida
  • Website: laurientaylor.org
  • Twitter: laurien

I'm the Digital Scholarship Librarian in the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. My work focuses on data curation, digital curation, and socio-technical needs for scholarly cyberinfrastructure. I work heavily with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), and the Open Source SobekCM software and tools. I am the Digital Scholarship Director for the international collaborative Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).

  • University Press and Library Collaborations, including Books about Florida and the Caribbean

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    Sharing about the new Mellon-funded project for University Press and Library collaboration on Books about Florida and the Caribbean. Full project proposal and description here: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/l/AA00032435/00001

    Abstract: In collaboration with the Florida Press and a humanities advisory board, the Smathers Libraries’ project team will make 30 out-of-print books freely available online and in electronic formats. The project team plans to complete the following deliverables: 1) secure rights and permissions for selected books about Florida and the Caribbean published by the UPF from 1968 to 1992; 2) digitize and distribute with Creative Commons-licensing for books in EPUB 3.0.1, PDF for print-on-demand, and Web PDF formats; 3) implement a marketing plan to broadly promote online availability of books to scholars, educators, students, and the general public; 4) engage an expert Advisory Board to prioritize selections and plan for promotional and educational programmatic opportunities for university press and academic library collaborations; and, 5) produce a white paper that documents processes, costs, and impacts for rights issues while serving as a guide for replicating the collaborative process for other university presses and academic libraries.

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