Digital Services

Privacy and Security Learning Cluster group meet monthly to learn about privacy and security issues facing libraries and their communities. It is hosted by Director of Digital Services, Josh Stone, along with guest lecturers from across the library and privacy fields. Topics to be covered will include creating passphrases and using password managers, conducting privacy audits, library vendors and privacy policies, using privacy tools, and more. Privacy and Security Learning Cluster participants will be able to learn the latest trends, tools, and tips to help their patrons stay safe in today’s digital world, as well as share their experiences and knowledge with like-minded privacy advocates.

SEFLIN is excited to introduce a new branch of services to our members centered around the developing topic of digitization. The goal of this branch of service is to connect SEFLIN member institutions with the expertise, tools, support, and training to ensure the success of libraries through the 21st century. The current focus on digitization aims to ensure access to the unique and vitally important cultural history of the South Florida region through preservation of and expansion of access to collections.

Current projects include support for digitization projects, the building of a regional Digital Directory for collaborative partnerships, and the creation of a Digitization Resource Guide.

Digital Directory

The SEFLIN region is rich in digitization expertise and experience, owing to a large number of brilliant professionals working in the area libraries. It is also home to a collection of rich and diverse cultural history materials, some of which are currently inaccessible to the broader public. To leverage our regional expertise and promote access to our rich materials, SEFLIN has created a directory of institutions where digitization expertise is housed, as well as a directory of local historical collections. The goal of this directory is to assist interested parties in finding partnership opportunities – whether for expertise or material! View the Digital Directory here.

Digitization Resource Guide

For those libraries in the SEFLIN region just beginning to contemplate digitization activities, SEFLIN has compiled a guide with best practices and guidelines for most entry-level projects. This guide is being constantly expanded and refined, so if your library would like a special topic covered, just ask!

2019 SEFLIN Breakthrough Digitization Awards Winners

SEFLIN is pleased to announce the four 2019 Breakthrough Digitization Awards winners. These projects demonstrate the importance of institutional partnerships, and the need to preserve and make accessible Southeast Florida’s rich history. The SEFLIN Breakthrough Digitization Awards are funded under the provisions of the Library Cooperative Grant program, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

Award Winners

Broward County Library

The Broward County Library will be digitizing and preserving 35mm film slides from their Broward County Historical Archives and the Special Collections at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center

Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Public Library

The Oakland Park Public Library, in partnership with the Oakland Park Historical Society, is working to preserve, digitize, and share the rich and unique history of one of the oldest communities in Broward County

Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) and the South Florida National Parks are working on a digitization initiative to create an online collection of materials that illustrate the development of South Florida lands into what would become the Everglades National Park

Nova Southeastern University

The Alvin Sherman Library will be partnering with the Naval Air Station Ft. Lauderdale Museum to preserve and digitize their extensive collections relating to South Florida history during World War II