Open Access

Digital Learning Fair, February 23, 11-1 in Smathers 100

Do you want to ace your paper? Impress your friends? Improve your chances of finding a job? Join us for UF Libraries’ Digital Learning Fair on February 23!

The Fair brings librarians and students together to highlight steps for finding the best research online and organizing your work quickly, plus the One Button Studio, 3-D printing, video streaming access, digital newspapers, maps and mapping tools, institutional repository and digital archival collections . . .


Don’t miss out. Meet us in Smathers East, Room 100–right next to Library West (look for balloons), and use #GatorsGoDigital to share what you learn.

Hosted in connection with Digital Learning Day.



Learning to be a Librarian: Creating Research Guides and Documentation

Hello everyone,

I have been fairly quiet these past few months because I have been quite busy. I started my new job as the European Studies Librarian at the University of Florida on August 3 (Go Gators). One of my first tasks was to redo the research guides for the Romance languages. And if you have ever done this, you know this is a never-ending task!

I am so happy to share them today with you. If you have any feedback please let me know. I am always looking for new ways to improve them. You will find my contact information on the homepage of each guides.

  1.  French and Francophone Studies
  2.  Italian Studies
  3.  Portuguese Studies
  4.  Spanish Studies

I also created three documents that some of you may find helpful. The first was for a Spanish Literature class and the second one was for MA students in French. Both are very similar (not knowing exactly what their knowledge of library research was) and are divided into two parts. The first part gives some information about the Libraries and is accompanied by useful links (at least, I hope they are useful!). The second part showcases three important databases and explains to the students how to request the books and articles they find there. In class we went over how to properly search these databases. The third document details more how to use the MLA International Bibliography and how to borrow books from ILLIAD or UBorrow.

  1. Library Tools for SPW 4283
  2. Library Tools for MA Students in French
  3. MLA International Bibliography

Women’s Instructional Writings in Nineteenth-Century France: A Digital Bibliography

Hello everyone,

On May 22, Bénédicte Monicat and I gave a talk on her digital bibliography project (entitled “Women’s Instructional Writings in Nineteenth-Century France”) at the Women’s History in the Digital World 2015 Conference.

You can now find our presentation in the Bryn Mawr College repository as well as in ScholarSphere, Penn State’s repository. Any feedback on this project is greatly appreciated so don’t hesitate to message/e-mail me if you have any questions or comments.

OpenCon 2014

This coming weekend, I will be off to Washington DC to attend the OpenCon 2014 conference.

So what is OpenCon? The full title of the conference is Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on OpenAccess, Open Education, and Open Data. Attendees are coming from all over the world: from England and South Africa to Germany and Canada. I am very lucky to have been chosen by the Dean of the Penn State libraries, Barbara I. Dewey, to receive a fellowship to attend this conference.

Open Access

The first time I heard about Open Access was when I started my position as the Digital Scholarship Services Graduate Assistant in the Penn State  Libraries, back in August 2013. For a junior scholar like me, Open Access is incredibly exciting as it offers a way for people to learn about my passion and my work. I love the idea of sharing my research and my data, because I believe that our role, as scholars, is to share our knowledge with as many people as possible. To support Open Access, I have made two documents available online — a conference paper and a poster — both of which I have uploaded on Penn State’s institutional repository ScholarSphere. Users from all over the world can download these documents and access my research. I am also the project manager of Mapping Decadence, a website I have created to show how location played a role in shaping collaborations between writers and publishers at the end of the 19th century in Paris. My goal with this website is to share my data in an effort to help other scholars answer questions that they might have on the period’s publishing world or on the four Decadent authors at the center of my work. The next step of this project will be to develop a platform so that other scholars might be able to contribute and add information on different authors/publishers of the period, in order to create an extensive map of the Parisian literary world of the Belle Epoque.

Open Access Week: Sharing a Conference Presentation

Good evening everyone,

In honor of Open Access Week, I have decided to upload in ScholarSphere a conference presentation I gave in October 2011 for the Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium.

The presentation is in French and is entitled Clarimonde : femme fatale, vampire décadente?

I hope you enjoy this quick read.

PS: As a reminder, here is my poster on Rachilde and Mapping Decadence I presented in April 2014 for the Penn State Graduate Exhibition.