Digital Library of the Caribbean: New Directions for Preservation and Research

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Digital Library of the Caribbean


DLOC is an international initiative dedicated
to preserving and increasing access to
Caribbean research materials promoting


and supporting Caribbean Studies, and
fostering a collaborative digital library
community in the Caribbean region.


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Next Steps


Possible collaborations include contributing materials,
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enriching metadata, creating online contextual supports
and more!


Contact us with Questions or Suggestions!

Brooke Wooldridge -
Mark Sullivan -




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Digital Library of the Caribbean: New Directions for Preservation and ResearchCenter for Latin American Studies The University of ChicagoMark V. Sullivan Systems Programmer, University of Florida/ Digital Library of the Caribbean Brooke Wooldridge Project Coordinator, Digital Library of the Caribbean April 20, 2011

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Digital Library of the Caribbean DLOC is an international initiative dedicated to preserving and increasing access to Caribbean research materials promoting and supporting Caribbean Studies, and fostering a collaborative digital library community in the Caribbean region.

PAGE 3

dLOC Quick FactsAccess to Caribbean ResourcesOver 3.3 million hits since 2006 Over 1.54 million pages of contentDigitization Training Program for Partners26 on-site trainings reaching 400 peopleOnline supports with over 1,000 documented hitsCaribbean Studies K-12 Educational OutreachLesson plans, Teacher training workshopsSelect Research InitiativesCaribbean Newspaper Digital LibraryHaiti: An Island Luminous

PAGE 4

Basic Search The basic search allows you to access bibliographic citation information of the items in dLOC. Just enter the search term from any computer with Internet access.

PAGE 5

Advanced SearchThe advanced search feature will allow you to restrict your search terms by categories such as title, author, subject keyword, country and more.

PAGE 6

Map SearchIf you are looking for items with discrete geographic locations, use the Map Search feature. You can also view the results in Map View.

PAGE 7

Faceted SearchingExpand or narrow the results by selecting the related search terms in the box to the left. Options for faceted searching include: publisher, geographic area, subject keywords and more.

PAGE 8

MydLOCRegistered UsersRegistration is optional, but adds many features such as the ability to comment on items, create public and private bookshelves and save searches.

PAGE 9

LiteratureCaribbean literature plays an important role in understanding the region. Current and historical items in dLOC serve a variety of research needs in the region. A literature sub-collection is in discussion with several users of the site. Title: Ecrivains Haitiens Author: Dantes Bellegarde Year: 1950 Contributor: Bibliotheque Haitiennedes Peres du Saint Esprit Title: Kyk-Over-Al Author: British Guiana’s Writer’s Assn Year: online from 1948 -1995 Contributor: Universityof Florida Title: La revistadel Viga Author: EdicionesVigia Year: 1990 Contributor: Universityof Florida

PAGE 10

History of SlaveryMany dLOC partners also contribute collections on the early history of slavery and emancipation. Items include books, manuscripts, maps, prints and much more. Title: The Honorable Sam Sharpe Collection: Jamaica Unshackled Contributor: National Library of Jamaica Title: Letterbookfor the Simon Plantation, St. Kitts Creator: Samuel Cary Date: 1772 Contributor: Universityof Florida

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Flora and Fauna / LandscapesPhotographic documentation of Caribbean plantsvouchered and expertly identified by Dr. ScottZonaduring his 25 years of botanical research in the Caribbean.His area of special interest is the palm family (Arecaceae).Many of his images are of plants he collected and deposited in museums (holding institutions noted in the citations). Laraceae Dominica, Freshwater Lake Scientific Name: Sabal maritima; Arecaceae; Anthurium gymnopus; Araceae Location: Cuba—Pinar del Rio – Municipio San Cristobal

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Newspaper ContentThe Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library (CNDL) provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean newspapers, gazettes, and other research materials on newsprint currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. Current Stats:150 titles, approx. 325,000 pages 5,000 visits and 700,000 hits Title: Trinidad Guardian Date: 1917-1931 online Contributor: Universityof Florida Title: Haiti En Marche Date: 1999-2001 online Contributor: Publisher

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Cuban Sugar CollectionsdLOC hosts many materials about the trade, manufacture, and Cuban sugar cultivation records from the 1850s until the Cuban sugar industry by the government of Fidel Castro. The collection provides descriptions of the social, political, and economic environment in which Cuban sugar was manufactured. 1917 Map of Cuba showing all working sugar estates. Cuba Cane Sugar Corporation

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Culture and ArtsTitle: Digital images of Alan Lomax photographs Location: Lopinot, Trinidad Contributor: Association of Cultural Equity Alan Lomax Photographs and Recordings from the Caribbean are being added! CARICOM is building a comprehensive collection of CARIFESTA materials.

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Culture and ArtsTitle: Haitian Voodoo Recordings – Ceremony baptemetambour Location: Haiti Contributor: Universityof Florida13 Maya DerenRecordings Kenneth Treister Architect Collection of 3,000 Photographs, Architectural Drawings, Project Files, Etc

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Geo-Political History The dLOC Caribbean Map Collection hosts more than 700 historical maps. Title: Die EnglischecolonieLaenderauf den insulnvon America und zwardie insulnS. Christophori, Antegoa, Iamaica, Barbados, ... samtden Ins Bermudes, .. Date: 1759 Contributor: Universityof Florida

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Superior, Evolving, Partner Centered Technologies

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Protecting Haitian Patrimony InitiativeEncourage communication across institutions working to assist Haiti’s libraries.Coordinate technical and in-kind assistance for Haiti’s libraries.Raise money to support specific collection/archival recovery and preservation projects in Haiti Elizabeth Chin, a Katherine Dunham specialist from Occidental College, and University of Florida students at PHPI Benefit SobeExport employees preparing the shipment for Haiti. August 2010 Preservation Training. June 2010

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Haiti Academic Projects LLMC Haiti Law Project This title courtesy of the Library of Congress. Guide to Haitian Periodicals Online with support from

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Next StepsPossible collaborations include contributing materials, sharing lesson plans, developing thematic collections, enriching metadata, creating online contextual supports and more! Contact us with Questions or Suggestions! Brooke Wooldridge – bwooldri@fiu.edu Mark Sullivan – marsull@uflib.ufl.edu