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Policies: Archives, Special Collections, and Pressbooks Digital Collections

This guide provides information regarding the policies and procedures that guides LLC operations at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Archives, Special Collections, and Pressbooks Digital Collections

Archives and Special Collections is a vital service unit within the LLC that seeks to preserve and archive important historical documents of Florida State College at Jacksonville. Additionally, the unit seeks to identify, collect, digitize and publish significant historical publications produced by FSCJ students, faculty and staff.

The physical collections of the Archives and Special Collections unit are housed within the Deerwood Center LLC. These collections are treated as secure and are not open to the public. Authorized LLC personnel and faculty (by appointment) conduct research within the collection.

Digital collections are open to the public unless subject to special copyright restrictions. The digital publications published by the unit are housed on an open Islandora site that is administered in collaboration with the Florida Academic Library Services Consortium (FALSC). Digital Archives. Additional archival video content can be found on the LLC’s YouTube account and in Canvas Commons. Historical and instructional streaming video materials are made available to the world via the LLC’s heavily used YouTube channel. Additionally, Archives and Special Collections LibGuides have been published to highlight and offer easy online access to significant collections. Additions to the Archives follow the Collection Development Policy.

The LLC curates a digital collection of academic texts such as “open low/no cost textbooks” and other academic materials that are authored by FSCJ faculty and staff. The materials are edited, produced, and published on the FSCJ Pressbooks site. Additional information regarding the digital publication process and opportunities to use the site are available on the Pressbooks LibGuide. These materials are intended to advance the College’s efforts to reduce the cost of education for FSCJ students. The Pressbooks site also provides a test environment for librarians and teaching faculty to research, develop, and integrate the latest educational technologies into textbook formats for the benefit of our students.

Assessment of the usage of these online resources (Digital Archive and FSCJ Pressbooks) is available on the LLC’s Assessment page.