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Strengthening Caribbean Research Through Technology Using the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) - FIU Technology Fee Grant Proposal
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Wooldridge, Brooke
Taylor, Laurie N.
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Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)
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The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. This technology fee project will leverage the existing dLOC partnerships specifically for the benefit of FIU students and faculty in the areas of pedagogy, ciriccula and technology. Strengthening Caribbean Research through Technology will provide FIU faculty and students with the tools needed to incorporate primary and secondary sources from the Caribbean into their teaching and research. Funds will be used to support access to and to increase content in the already over 1 million pages of resources in the Digital Library of the Caribbean's full text and full page image database. In addition, this project will enable new digitization of titles as selected by FIU faculty or students. Most importantly, this project implements an outreach plan that will ensure incorporation of these materials into existing classes which will diversify the curriculum and develop new linkages for FIU students and faculty for research and internships with dLOC partners in the Caribbean.

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University of Florida
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FFLORIDA
INTERNATIONAL
UNIVERSITY


Proposal #: 10 0 61 (for Internal use only)

Technology Fee
10/11 Proposal Submission Form


Date of Submission: 10-Sep-10


Project/Initiative Name:


Strengthening Caribbean
Research through
Technology


1. Principal Applicant's Contact Information


Name:


Brooke Wooldridge


Department Name:


Inventory ID:


FIU Libraries


Extension:


Division or College:


o_____ jc____niEmail Address:


305-348-3008

FIU Libraries

bwooldri(@fiu.edu


~~____________2. Project/Initiative Information


Describe the
Project/Initiative


The technology fee must
"enhance Instructional
technology resources for
students and faculty",
How will this project
comply with this?


J.


The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) Is a cooperative digital library for
resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides
access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research
materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. This
technology fee project will leverage the existing dLOC partnerships specifically
for the benefit of FIU students and faculty in the areas of pedagogy, ciriccula and
technology.
Strengthening Caribbean Research through Technology will provide FIU faculty
and students with the tools needed to incorporate primary and secondary
sources from the Caribbean into their teaching and research. Funds will be used
to support access to and to increase content in the already over 1 million pages
of resources In the Digital Library of the Caribbean's full text and full page image
database. In addition, this project will enable new digitization of titles as selected
by FIU faculty or students. Most importantly, this project implements an
outreach plan that will ensure incorporation of these materials into existing
classes which will diversify the curriculum and develop new linkages for FlU
students and faculty for research and internships with dLOC partners in the
Caribbean.


The above resource will be available to all FIU students and faculty. Research
material that would otherwise be almost impossible to access, which can be used
for hands-on instruction in history, geography, literature, art and architecture,
economics and environmental sciences, among others, related to the Caribbean,
Latin American, English, and African diaspora studies courses. The advanced
technology supported by the SOBEK Content Management system allows users
to search full text documents, browse partner and thematic collections and
create user accounts to build bookshelves of resources related to specific topics
for personal use or to share online publicly. Access to dLOC and assistance in
tailoring this resource to meet the needs of specific FIU courses through the
support of the OPS student employee will ensure this resource is maximized over
the three years of the project.
















How does this align
with the University's
strategic goals?


How will it benefit
students/faculty at
FlU?


How many
students/faculty will
benefit from the
proposed project?


How will this
enhance the
student's learning
experience at FlU?


J.


Indicate which
division or college
will implement this
project.


____________________________________________________________ I


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To "achieve results-oriented student-centered academic excellence" (in
accordance with President Rosenberg's "Hit the Ground Running" agenda), this
technology provides access to a fundamental educational resources on often
under-studied world regions while supporting state-wide and regional
collaboration to pursue cost effective delivery of content.
This project will further FlU's commitment to providing state-of-the-art research
facilities and opportunities, as it would offer students and faculty access to
thousands of primary and secondary sources that would otherwise only be
available to them by traveling, at great expense and inconvenience, to diverse
archival libraries in North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Moreover,
acquiring the multinational resources in this critical collection will enable
students and faculty of anthropology, history, literature, environmental studies,
Latin American, Caribbean and African studies, and other disciplines to extend
their interests, in keeping with FlU's vision of a university both locally and
globally engaged. Finally, the collection would aid the goal of improving students-
centered learning by exposing them to technology-enhanced instruction, as the
collection would be put to pedagogical use in both seminar and lecture
classrooms.


The materials made available via dLOC are accessible for students and faculty to
conduct archival and in-depth research in the Caribbean. This content will
especially benefit graduate students in research seminars learning to work with
primary resource documents. The project will facilitate the use of these
resources in current classes; preliminary investigations for the fall of 2010 show
at least 100 courses in 6 departments as potential users of this content.


Potentially hundreds, since access to this material is unlimited and more
materials will be added specifically to support FIU teaching needs. The project
timeline targets outreach to student associations such as the Caribbean Students
Association, Haitian Studens Association, the Department of History Graduate
Student Association, and the Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Graduate Student Association; at least four in-class student presentations; and a
library exhibit in conjunction with Maps and User Imagery Servies.


It will make research in primary and secondary documents accessible for any
students who have access to a computer, through the library, on campus, or at
home. dLOC has already been tested in two FIU courses: Haiti and the United
States and International Relations of the Caribbean; in addition to the classroom
use, one student designed a paid summer internship to develop an online
thematic digital collection. This project will enhance ongoing innovative
collaborations in a global context while providing training for more FIU faculty
and students to incorporate the resource into the classroom.


The University Libraries will implement this project in collaboration with faculty
teaching courses with related content in the departments of African and African
Diaspora Studies, Biology, Global and Sociocultural Studies, History, Latin
American and Caribbean Studies, Modern Languages and Politics and
International Relations.



















3. Resources for Project/Initiative
Hardware
Pla3nca ca c Ivnanrlitirac til elinac
Software
kA.l#t erfner I'o t^ k I Uni tn c
Personnel A 20 hour per week OPS student employee at $12 per
- For temporary: include # of employees, weekly hrs, and hour to develop topical collections and ensure this
hourly rate for each resource is incorporated into FlU research and
- For permanent: include FTE's, Salary, & Title teaching.

A sustaining membership in dLOC will fund the
digitization of up to 8,000 pages of out of copyright
materials to be digitized from partner collections as
Other selected by FlU faculty and students based on their
I.E. furniture, network drops, spacing, construction, etc. teaching and research needs. See attached Funding
Levels document for more information.



4. Cost of Project/Initiative
Category FY 10-11 FY 11-12 FY 12-13
Hardware
One-Time
Recurring
Software
One-Time
Recurring
Personnel
Salary $ 6,240.00 $ 6,240.00 $ 6,240.00
Benefits $ 90.48 $ 90.48 $ 90.48
Other
One-Time $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 10,000.00
Recurring
$ 16,330.48 $ 16,330.48 $ 16,330.48
GRAND TOTAL $ 48,991.44


Determine any
resource constraints
such as construction,
spacing, UTS billable
services, etc.
Please make sure to include
the costs in section 4.







5. Project/Initiative Implementation Process and Timellne
Please describe specific events by month.


August 2010


February 2011


September 2010


October 2010





November 2010




December 2010


Join Digital Library of the
Caribbean as a Sustaining
Member; hire student OPS
employee; Publicize resource
and opportunities to request
new content to be added
Assess faculty and student
needs for Caribbean research;
Develop training and online
exhibits; Send initial list of
materials to be digitized
Collaborate with at least two
current courses focusing on the
Caribbean to incorporate dLOC
Into the classroom Instruction


March 2011





April 2011





*May 2011




June 2011


January 2011


Provide in class instruction;
Develop training and online
exhibits; Conduct outreach to
student academic associations


July 2011


* The sponsor of a funded technology project is required to submit an annual report each year during
the life of the project on the status and outcomes of the funded project.


6. APPROVAL must obtain signature and endorsement


* Faculty/Library Staff-the corresponding dean


* Staff -the area vice president (non-instructional areas)


* Students the Vice President of Student Affairs. It Is recommended that the student submitting a proposal
informs their Student Government Association of their proposal submission


Print Name r GO

Signatu c
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Provide in class instruction;
.Develop training and online
exhibits; Conduct outreach to
student academic associations
'Collaborate with the Maps and
User Imagery Services to
develop an exhibit linking dLOC
content to mapping and
scientific research
'Collaborate with at least two
current courses focusing on the
'Caribbean to Incorporate dLOC
Into the classroom Instruction


Work with faculty to develop
educational materials using the
content available in dLOC that
will support general
student/facutly research
Work with faculty to develop
educational materials using the
content available in dLOC that
will support general
student/facutly research


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Digital Library of the Caribbean
Funding Levels for 201012011

Overview
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLiOC) is a cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and
circum-Caribbean that will provide users with access to Caribbean cultiial, historical and research
materials held in aiLn.l h c, libraries, and private collections.

dLOC comprises collections that speak to the similarities and differences in histories, cultures, languages
and governmental systems. Types of collections include but are not limited to: newspapers, archives of
Caribbean leaders and governments, official di cumlenis, documentation and numeric data for ecosystems,
scientific scholIship, historic and contemporary maps, oral and popular histories, travel accounts,
literature and poetry, musical exprcsiImi, and artifacts.

Funding for the initial development of dLOC was made available in part by a genuroius grant from the
United Statis Department of Education's Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign
Information Access (TICFIA) Program from 2004-2009. Current finding is contributed directly) and in-
kind from dLOC Member Institutions and the TICHIA Program for dl,OC's new project for (he
development of a Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library.

A collaborative funding model has been established so dl.)C can continue to develop new content and
features. This funding will supplement the current institutional and grant funding sources.

Description of Funding Levels
Executive Suslaining Member $25,000
'his membership level, in addition to support for the general linliig and dcclopinieni. provides
for the support of the technical in frastructure, development of new features and training of new
partners.
Sustaining dLOC Member (US, Caribbean) $1,liill / 2,500
lhis membership level, in addition to stippni t for the gencr,.il 'i ,ing and development, offers
.sluslidling member the opportunity to request up to 8,il00 pages of new eligible content to be
ligili/cd as priority for member institution.
R Supporting dLOC Member (US, Caribbean) $1 ino / 250
lhis membership level provides support for ihei gtLiciLtl Ai ,.lino and development of dL.( )
Supporting membership dues are pooled to cover the technical infrastructure costs, partner
training and the development and promotion ofi the collections
Individual (US, Cal ibbcin) $1il / 25
I'his membership level provides support for the g.iMn-i1l 'isv ing and development of dl()C.
Individual membership dues are pooled to cover the technical infrastructure costs, partner training
and the development and promotion of the collections.
Student (US, ('Cu ibibea $25
This membership level provides support ibr the general hosting and development of dl( W(
Individual membership dues are pooled to cover the technical infrastructure ,' '.t,. partner ti.iihiing
and the development and promotion of the collections.


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