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Digitization Proposal to LARRP El Mundo newspaper from Puerto Rico – 1936

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Title:
Digitization Proposal to LARRP El Mundo newspaper from Puerto Rico – 1936
Physical Description:
Grant proposal
Language:
English
Creator:
Figueroa, Almaluces
Torres, Myra
Wooldridge, Brooke
Taylor, Laurie N.
Williams, Gayle
Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC )
Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library
Publisher:
Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC )
Place of Publication:
Miami, FL
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Abstract:
Funded grant proposal to LARRP to leverage the existing dLOC partnership with UPR to digitize the 1936 issues of El Mundo, identified as being of critical importance by the UPR librarians and make it available through the Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library. This funding will also support the creation of an online exhibit developed by an expert identified by dLOC and UPR to highlight key themes addressed in these years and document the importance of this newspaper for research of the period from 1936-1939.

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
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The author dedicated the work to the Commons by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law and all related or neighboring legal rights he or she had in the work, to the extent allowable by law.
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AA00015546:00001


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F lo rida International University 11200 SW 8th Street GL 225A, Miami, FL 33199 Phone: 305.348.3008 Email: dloc@fiu.edu Excludes Diario de la Marina with over 4 million total views and 200,000 page views per year available online. Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library: Digitization Proposal to LARRP El Mundo newspaper from Puerto Rico 1936 March 20 201 3 The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circ um Caribbean that provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. With 36 content contributing partners and 16 financially supporting members, dLOC is a stable digital resource for Caribbean researchers worldwide. The Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library ( CNDL ) is a collaborative international digital newspaper library held within dLOC that preserve s and provides access to valuable resources for the study of the Caribbean and the advancement of Caribbean Studies. In July 2009, CNDL was awarded a TICFIA grant (2 years) and has continued to build its access to periodicals to include nearly 450,000 pa ges of content which average over 25 0,000 visits per month. El Mundo, an important Puerto Rican newspaper published in during the twentieth century (1919 1990) has been a key addition to the dLOC digital colle ction of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) UPR holds to rights for this newspaper and selected as key priority for digitization the years from 1936 1939 which represent a moment of tension and transformation in the Puerto Rican society. Of grand import ance were the political tension s that culminated in the political activities taken by the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico and the birth of the Popular Democratic Party. In addition, this period continued to experience impact s of the Great Depression and l abor unrest among workers as the society transformed from an agricultural to an industrial society Initially, CNDL added 1938 and 1939 from the University of Florida (UF) microfilm collection. The two years of El Mundo currently available online (1938 1939) have already registered more than 405 ,000 page views since being added online in 2009. The chart to the right highlights the high usage of this title, especially when comparing the number of page views page views in relation to the number of ye ars available online

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F lo rida International University 11200 SW 8th Street GL 225A, Miami, FL 33199 Phone: 305.348.3008 Email: dloc@fiu.edu The remaining two years of this period 1936 and 1937 are also held by the UPR To facilitate this digitization, i n 2011, the Florida International University Technology Fee funded the addition of 1937 El Mundo newspaper from the UPR collection UPR duplicated its microfilm to send to a commercial vendor for digitization ; this year is currently being processed by dLOC to go online in 2013 If funded, t his proposal to LARRP will leverage the existing dLOC partnership with UPR to d igitize the 1936 issues of El Mundo identified as being of critical importance by the UPR librarians and make it available through the Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library This funding will also support the creation of an online exhibit developed by an e xpert identified by dLOC and UPR to highlight key themes addressed in these years and document the importance of this newspaper for research of the period from 1936 1939 Timeline: Tasks Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Duplicate Micr ofilm (UPR) Vended Digitization (FIU) Process and Load Microfilm (UPR) Develop Exhibit (Consultant) Budget (to be administered by dLOC Administrative Lead Institution Florida International University): Vended Digitization Processing and Loading of 8,0 00 pages 8,0 00 Digital exhibit and narrative 1,000 Create Microfilm Masters for Digitization 500 Indirect Costs 650 Total $10, 150 Key Personnel: Almaluces Figueroa, UPR Librarian and dLOC Contact Myra Torres, UPR Digital Librarian Gayle Williams, FIU Latin American and Caribbean Librarian and dLOC Librarian Laurie Taylor, UF Sch olarly Resources Librarian and dLOC Technical Director Brooke Wooldridge, dLOC Program Director


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