The Digital Library of the Caribbean and Digital Humanities: Opportunities and Resources for Research, Teaching, and Collaboration12thAnnual Symposium, Spanish & Portuguese Studies, University of Florida Leah Rosenberg, email@example.com Hl ne Huet, firstname.lastname@example.org Laurie Taylor, email@example.com www.dLOC.com
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dLOC's diverse partners serve an international community by working together to preserve and provide enhanced access to materials. dLOC's partners collaborate with scholars and teachers to perform educational outreach, create new works of digital scholarship, and develop other research and teaching initiatives. Partner Training Shared Infrastructures Institutional Support Digital Library of the Caribbean
dLOC Quick Facts Began with a dream and the vision laid out in 2004Shared GovernanceTraining Program: Digitization, Data Curation, and More Content Management System and Long term PreservationOver 41 Partners Caribbean, Europe and USOver 9 4 million hits since 2006 Over 3.1 million pages of open access contentOver 21,000 titles with over 132,000 itemsScholarly CollaborationsEducational Outreach
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Flora, Landscape and ArchitectureCaribbean plants vouchered and expertly identified by Dr. Scott Zona during his 25 years of botanical research in the Caribbean. SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES ANTHROPOLOGICAL REPORTS RELIGIOUS MATERIALS HISTORY OF SLAVERY NEWSPAPERS PLANT SPECIMENS ARCHITECTURE LAW & LEGAL MATERIALS DATASETS ECOLOGY SUSTAINABILITY PRISONS INDEPENDENCE SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
CARICOM is building a comprehensive collection of CARIFESTA materials Alan Lomax photographs Maya Deren recordings CULTURE & ARTS www.dLOC.com/UF00090030
Newspapers: University of Puerto Rico, University of Curaao, Duke University Postcards from Cuba from FIU Teaching materials Oral Histories Webinars RECENT ADDITIONS
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TEACHER TRAINING & GUIDES
Humanities in & for the d igital age (data age) eResearch e Science Big Humanities Digital Humanities (DH) Digital Scholarship Digital History Public Humanities Humanities Computing Spatial Humanities
From Indian to Indo Creole: Tassa Drumming, Creolization and Indo0 Caribbean Nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago by Christopher L. Ballangee 2013, all rights reserved by the author, in the UF Digital Collections. Digital Humanities and Sharing
UF Digital Humanities Certificate What is it?Way of enhancing current teaching and scholarly approaches Connects the humanities to digital initiatives at UF on the theory that those digital techniques offer ways of altering our engagement with the humanities
DH Certificate March 7, 2014, Elizabeth Dale: This proposal sets out two models for a digital humanities certificate. The first builds on pre -existing courses and treats digital humanities as a way of enhancing current teaching and scholarly approaches. The second connects the humanities to digital initiatives at UF on the theory that those digital techniques offer ways of altering our engagement with the humanities. The two models are not mutually exclusive, there can and should be overlap, but the training and skills involved would be quite distinct.
Smathers Graduate Student Internship Program -Provides semester -based graduate student internships in the George A. Smathers Libraries in collaboration with academic units.-Fosters transformative collaboration across campus .-Example of one dLOC Internship:-No tutorials on dLOC prior to the ones created during internship-Tutorials in Spanish: showcases this language as one of the many languages in its collections + s upports dLOCs ongoing efforts to enhance its websites accessibility and ease of navigation for Spanish -language users.-Generate interest among Spanish-speaking scholars (webinar)-Open door to new partnerships and collaborations-New professional experience/skills for intern-For more information: http:// cms.uflib.ufl.edu/interns/Index.aspx
THATCamp Gainesville 2015, presentations and discussions in the Judaica Suite & www.fldh.org Building Communities
Digital Libraries Are More than Digital Books Digital Libraries provide the resources, including specialized staff to : select, structure offer intellectual access to interpret distribute, preserve the integrity of, and ensure the persistence over time of collections From D.J. Waters, What Are Digital Libraries.
Scholars Partner with dLOC to: Review and balance out perspectives Select, digitize and curate materials Help to get permissions for materials Provide support to instructors teaching Caribbean subject matter
dLOC, Home for Academic Infrastructure dLOC can: Facilitate collaborative teaching and research across geographic and institutional boundaries Digitize needed materials for teaching and research Build the foundation for an ongoing process of collaborative knowledge production
As a result a letter from General Emmanuel Leclerc to Brigade General Henri Christophe, from 19 April 1802 And many other documents from Haitis history dLOC is Inclusive and EclecticAll partners determine what they will contribute from their collections
Are just a click away from: photographs of Haitian Refugees at the U.S. Base at Guantanamo Bay And Yearbooks from the Sampson High School, at the U.S. military base at GTMO, 1949 1965
What Scholars Can Do Provide invaluable context to make sense of these diverse materials Identify and help to ameliorate critical gaps in the collection. Why this matters: This material is available to anyone with internet access and will be available in perpetuity, so what goes into the archive and how it is presented will shape the understanding of Caribbean culture and history now and long into the future.
DOCC: Original Inspiration and Objectives: To teach dLOCs growing collection of Early Anglophone Caribbean literature and provide explanatory materials for scholars, students, and the public. J.J. Thomas Froudacity Claude McKay Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads The Poetry of Una Marson The All Jamaica Library The Independence anthology of Jamaican literature And, nearly all books written by Herbert de Lisser
Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Migration, Money, & the Making of Modern Caribbean Literature : Course Description Concurrent migrations of Chinese and Indian indentured laborers to the Caribbean and Afro Caribbean workers to and from the Panama Canal, at the turn of the twentieth century, profoundly influenced the style and scope of modern Caribbean literature. Both migrant groups worked under difficult conditions for exploitative wages, yet members of each managed to save enough to enter the educated middle class. Their cultural forms and political aspirations shaped Caribbean literary production as well as anti colonial political movements. In this course, students learn how to use digital, print, and audiovisual archival material related to these migrations to enrich their reading of Caribbean literature. S cholars, librarians, and students at the three institutions will collaborate We will hold some class discussions online and students at all three campuses will learn how to use create finding aids, revise metadata, and produce Digital Humanities projects such as curated exhibits to enhance the digital archives we use. We will read works by Claude McKay, H.G. de Lisser Marcus Garvey, George Lamming, V.S. Naipaul, Ismith Khan, Ramabai Espinet Meiling Jin and Patricia Powell.
Course Objectives: Content The course will illuminate:The relationship the migration of indentured workers from India and China to the Caribbean and of West Indians to Panama and the rise of the Caribbean middle class, nationalism, and national literatures. The limitations and biases of colonial and imperial archival materialsTechniques used by Caribbean scholars and writers to employ and extend these colonial historical sources to illuminate the experience of indentured Asian immigrants and West Indians working in Panama Explore challenges posed by digital archiving (how can we not reproduce the colonial structure of existing historical archival materials?)
The Collaboration pilot for intercollegiate digital humanities coursessupported by libraries of all three institutions taught in fall 2013 and spring 2016 as a hybrid course with collaboration among campuses Dhanashree Thorat DH expert, PhD candidate Kim Bain, Research Assistant
Faculty & Librarian Collaboration Collaborative design of syllabus including assignments, incorporating archival research techniques and introducing digital humanities aims and toolsPooling resources for guest lectures & for digitizing materials (5 guest speakers online, streamed to three campuses, supported by Academic Technology at Amherst and included as videos in dLOC ) Working with librarians from each campus to choose appropriate technology and design technology based assignments and then to teach these to students
Course Objectives: Research Methods and Digital Humanities To use hands on assignments to teach research methods for newspapers, photographs, memoirs, historical accounts, government records, oral histories. To integrate this historical research into literary analysis. To introduce students to the technology used in: digital archiving (producing metadata, exhibit labels, finding guides) digital humanities ( e.g., Scalar, Omeka Wikis, TimelineJS Zotero ) To produce new interdisciplinary digital research projects (such as finding guides, curated exhibits, times lines) To give s tudents the opportunity to have their work included in dLOC and conferences.
Student Metadata Assignments: Make West Indians Visible in the Archive of Canal Construction I selected this item because it struck me as unusual and relatively unique. After looking at the photographs in Smathers Room 100, I noticed that not many of them had a West Indian central figure, especially the ones that were trying to capture the glory of the Panama Canal. For this picture to have a Canal worker as a primary figure is very interesting. I thought that it worked even better to emphasize the power and strength needed to finish the construction of the Canal, and gave a voice to one of the workers we seldom hear from. Having him stand and look out over his, and his peoples great effort, and asses s the final product is quite powerful. I appreciate the effort that the photographer and Underwood and Underwood took with this photo to document not only the achievement of the Panama Canal in the eyes of Americans, but in the eyes of the workers as well Chelsi Mullen East chamber of Gatun Lock after filling, showing Gatun Lighthouse, Panama
The Class Contributed to the Digital Library of the Caribbean increasing material about Asians in the Caribbean and West Indians, in Panama
Course Materials added to dLOC Syllabi AssignmentsVideos of Guest LecturesLecture notes/QuestionsStudent projects
The Course will use Technology to bring students from the three campuses together The three classes will share the results of their assignments on a shared wiki their bibliographical findings and work through a shared Zotero Group Guest Lectures and Q&A with speakers And they work teams to produce group projects, involving mapping sites mentioned in literature, and building a scalar website to showcase their research.
Conclusion by Rhonda Cobham Sander We 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. Since the Panama and Asian migrations are rarely privileged in stories Caribbean nationalists tell about the region, 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
Cultivating Partnerships in the Digital Humanities: What teaching colleges and research universities have to gain from collaboration Teaching focused institutions have much to gain from partnerships with research universities on the digital humanities, and vice versa. Beyond liberalarts training, the 21stcentury workplace increasingly demands that graduates demonstrate technological competence and entrepreneurial ability. Instead of engaging in escalating, unsustainable, and destructive competition, colleges and universities could develop mutually supportive relationships, combining our complementary strengths to benefit the overlapping and distinct communities that we serve. William Pannapacker Cultivating Partnerships in the Digital Humanities, the Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 May, 2013.
http:// dloc.com/exhibits/aboutface NEW TYPES OF DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP
IMAGINING SCHOLARSHIP http:// dloc.com/exhibits/islandluminous
http:// createcaribbean.org http ://smallaxe.net/sxarchipelagos http:// www.musicalpassage.org New Connections
RECOVERED HISTORIES Advocate Recovered : a c ritical making project, conceived by Dr. Julian C. Chambliss Department of History at Rollins College, recovers contents of the Winter Park Advocate, an African American newspaper published in Winter Park Florida. http ://social.rollins.edu/wpsites/advocaterecovered/about /
Presentation slides : www.dloc.com/AA00061952