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Florida SHARES: Project Development

This guide is intended to support development and information flow regarding a new ebook sharing project between the public higher education institutions in Florida.


The Florida SHARES project was conceptually developed over the summer of 2021. The resources on this page document some of the key developments in the project timeline. 

Presentation to Learning Resources Standing Committee 10/2021

Florida SHARES name selection

The name "Florida SHARES" was selected by participants through a survey selection process that included four alternative names. 

Video Introduction to Florida SHARES for MCLS 04/01/2022

This video recording presents the Florida SHARES project to participants from various public Colleges and Universities across the state of Florida. Presenters include Tom Messner, Executive Dean Florida State College at Jacksonville; Lynne Carle, Academic Sales Manager Baker &Taylor;  Shannon Dew, Director of Online Library Services, Florida State College at Jacksonville;  and Madeline Sims, Technical Services Coordinator, Florida State College at Jacksonville. 

Topics covered include a discussion of the background needs for eBook and audio book sharing across institutions in Florida; an overview of the Axis 360 platform and supporting features; assessment dashboard capabilities and admin tools; and finally bibliographic data interchange between Florida SHARES and Alma at FLVC. 

Video length: 1 hour.