University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections website

The University of Miami Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the newly revised University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections website. The refreshed design includes enhanced zoom and resizing tools; sharing feature; re-organized introductory collection landing and browsing pages; and an easy-to use search and refine interface.

The digital repository includes over 70 digital collections with over 50,000 items that contain cross-searchable materials. These rich, searchable collections include sheet music, photographs, media, manuscripts, correspondence, interviews, books, periodicals and other textual materials.  Many of these collections have substantial materials covering events and history within South Florida, Cuba, and the Caribbean.

Direct access to collection resources is found on the Library’s homepage.  Access to the collections, as well as descriptions, finding aids, exhibits and associated resources are found on the collection ‘landing pages.’   From the landing pages you may go directly to the digital materials by clicking “Browse All” in the navigation menu or the title of the collection.

The following are popular collections on the Digital Collections site:

3rd annual Edible Books Festival


Feeling Creative?

If you’ve answered “yes”, you’ll want to participate in the UM Libraries 3rd Annual Edible Books Festival. Prizes will be awarded for “Wittiest Pun”, “Most Edible“, and “Best in Show”. Entries will be displayed in the Richter Library lobby. Around 2pm, everyone will grab forks and “eat our own words”.

Monday, April 2, 2012
Noon – 2pm
Otto G. Richter Library Lobby

To Register: Send an email to Include your name (or team name with list of members), title of entry, and title of book inspiring entry (if applicable).

For more information visit the Edible Books Day Festival website.