The Open Stacks Project includes general resources digitized from the University of Florida Libraries' holdings. Some of the resources found here were digitized on request for use in distance education or by remote patrons. Others were digitized for need and without being assigned to one or more other digital collections initially. Those items await proper categorization. The majority, however, have been taken from general circulation, identified by their poor condition rather than as belonging to a particular topical collection. All of these resources are in the public domain and most are no longer available on the open market in any better condition at a reasonable price. The Open Stacks Project saves deteriorating books, journals and other archival and library resources from permanent loss.