Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC ) : A Distributed Digitization Model for Preservation and Access
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Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC ) : A Distributed Digitization Model for Preservation and Access


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Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC ) : A Distributed Digitization Model for Preservation and Access
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Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC ) : A Collaborative, Distributed Digitization Model for Preservation and Access
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Wooldridge, Brooke
Driver, Lori
2014 Federal Depository Library Conference
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Digital Library of the Caribbean A Distributed Digitization Model for Preservation and Access Presenter: Lori Driver, FIU Government Documents Librarian Contact Information: Brooke Wooldridge Program Director, Digital Library of the Caribbean; 2104 Federal Depository Library Conference April 29 May 2, 2014


Overview Origins of dLOC Collaborative Model and Shared Governance In person and Online Training Program Lessons for the Government Document collaboration


What is dLOC? 39 Partners Caribbean, Europe and US Over 35 million hits since 2006 2 million pages of open access content 14,500 titles with 85,000 items Educational Outreach and Scholarly Collaborations Content Management System Long term Preservation Digitization Training Program Shared Governance dLOC Oral Histories Workshop ACURIL 2011 Tampa, FL


Collaborative Model dLOC Partners dLOC Members dLOC Executive Board dLOC Advisory Board Administrative and Technical Hosts Grant of Permissions: To digitize, distribute, and archive the title(s) for nonprofit, educational purposes via the Internet or successive technologies. Ownership: Digital resources remain the property of the contributing institution. Nothing in the partnership agreement precludes the contributing institution from simultaneously contributing its content to other digital libraries or hosting the content locally. dLOC Executive Board Meeting ACURIL 2012 Haiti


Caribbean Libraries and Archives shared vision to develop digital preservation and access for their collections. 2004 : Caribbean and Florida librarians develop framework, objectives and governance structure 2005 2009 : Department of Education Funding to build technology buy equipment and train partners 2009 2011 : Department of Education Funding to develop Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library 2011 : DOE funding cut; Collaborative Funding Model Introduced 2014: Over $100,000 raised in membership dues


Law Library Microfilm Consortium Haitian Collection with the University of Florida Haitian Creole language materials from EducaVision Public Works Images 1918 1945 from Haitian National Archives Diverse genders and sexualities from the Caribbean Information Resource Network dLOC New Additions


Punch from the National Library of Jamaica Nassau Tribune 1973 1974 Caribbean Review from Florida International University The Angelus from the Belize National Library Observador from the National Library of Aruba El Mundo from the University of Puerto Rico dLOC New Additions Serial Publications


Panama Canal materials from the Panama Canal Museum and the University of Florida Haitian and Dominican materials from Brown University Vodou Archive with University of Florida and Duke University De classified documents from CARICOM Conservation reports from WIDECAST Haitian Art Digital Archive from FIU LACC dLOC New Additions


In person on site large scale training In person on site small group training of technical staff Large group voluntary training during conferences Small group training in Florida Independent learning manual, videos, documentation, sample forms dLOC Training Components


Create a program with a formal certificate of completion; multiple levels if possible Break down concepts into concrete blocks with assessments Offer live webinars and recorded lectures to accommodate various learning styles Create a space for individual questions and a public forum for participants to share experiences, questions and concerns Online Learning Modules


Build upon existing networks and shared institutional goals Promote shared technology in exchange for access to collections for local expertise Break large tasks into manageable pieces Create spaces for in person collaboration When possible, dedicated project managers provide key support for collaboration dLOC Lessons for Gov Docs Collaboration

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