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Collaboratively Developing Intellectual Infrastructure with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)Presented for the Baldwin Library of Historical Childrens Literature Planning Meeting for the Baldwin Scholars Council (June 2014) Laurie Taylor dLOC Technical Director Digital Scholarship Librarian, Univ. Florida www.dloc.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 352.273.2902
Digital Library of the CaribbeandLOC's diverse partners serve an international community of scholars, students, and peoples by working together to preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials. dLOC's partners collaborate with scholars and teachers to promote and perform educational outreach for Caribbean Studies, create new works of digital scholarship, and develop other research and teaching initiatives. Partner Training Shared Infrastructures & Communities Institutional Support
dLOC Quick FactsContent Management System and Long term Preservation38 Partners Caribbean, Europe and USOver 39 million hits since 2006 Over 2 million pages of open access content14,000 titles with 86,000 itemsTraining Program: Digitization, Data Curation, and MoreScholarly CollaborationsEducational OutreachShared Governance
dLOC Collaboration for Data Curation Literacy Communities (Partners, Trainings, Teaching, Engagement) Technologies Intellectual Infrastructure
SobekCM: Cyberinfrastructure : SobekCM repository, digital asset management, content management software ; sustainable preservation and access, open interoperability; tools for data curation by the community Curator tools: online tools for curators and collaborators (partners, scholars, etc.), with support for training and collaboration with different user levels, including patron user toolsdLOC Collaboration: Technologies
dLOC Collaboration: Intellectual Infrastructure dLOC Themes, Formats, & Collections Start here to learn more about what collections are online and where we could collaborate to develop new or strengthen existing collections or exhibits.
CARIFESTA ArchiveThe Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a roving multi disciplinary art festival which has been held in various CARICOM countries since its establishment in 1972. The Collection includes consultants and country reports, articles extracted from magazines, correspondence, press releases, information leaflets, presentations at Symposia, programs various CARIFESTA themes; posters, photographs & newspaper clippings.
Collaborative Digital ScholarshipHaiti: An Island LuminousAn Island Luminous is a site to help readers learn about Haitis history. Created by historian Adam M. Silvia and hosted online by Digital Library of the Caribbean, An Island Luminous combines rare books, manuscripts, and photos scanned by archives and libraries in Haiti and the United States with commentary by over eighty (80) experts.
Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature CourseWe hope that the course will become part of a broader initiative to make visible to other teachers and scholars new ways of incorporating archival material into research on Caribbean literature and culture.  We want to use the project to intervene more broadly in the way Caribbean literary scholarship imagines the Caribbean cultural diaspora and interrogates the ways in which both traditional and colonial archival sources shape the stories we can tell about the Caribbean region. We hope our experiment will sow the seed for future collaborative courses involving students at institutions in the Caribbean, Panama, China, and/or India, capable of working with relevant documents from these regions in languages other than English. -Rhonda Cobham Sander
Panama Silver, Asian GoldMany Communities:Developed by Rhonda Cobham Sander, Amherst College; Leah Rosenberg, Univ. of Florida; & Donette Francis, Univ. of Miami; with their librariansTaught:Fall 2013; 3 collaborating classesSpring 2014, at UFTeaching materials added to dLOC for others teaching Caribbean StudiesStudent assignments build from and enhance resources in dLOC
dLOC Collaboration for Data Curation Literacy: Communities Meeting of Course Collaborators with SAMAAP at the West Indian Museum in Panama City, Nov. 2013
dLOC Collaboration for Data Curation Literacy: Communities dLOC Advanced Training Institute, July 2013
Critical Importance of CollaborationdLOC communities, collaborations, support creating intellectual infrastructure through community activities and connections:dLOC Advanced Training InstitutesdLOC Partner TrainingVirtuous circles of connected communities, engaging scholars, students, educators, information professionals, cultural heritage professionals, and the public
dLOCs Model: 10 year anniversaryHappy 10thBirthday to dLOC!For the next 10 years and beyond, planning is currently underway for optimum success with discussions on sustainable high levels of growth, with new institutions, scholar partners, and communities.