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Title: The Digital Library of the Caribbean (presentation)
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Language: English
Creator: Rimkus, Kyle
Kesse, Erich J., 1959-
Publisher: George A. Smathers Libraries
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2007
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The Digital Library of the


Caribbean


Co


An


nternationa


aborative Virtua


Library


By Kyle Rimkus (Florida
international University) and Erich


Kesse


(Un


ive


rsity of Florida)


Presented at the 2007 Caribbean Digital Libraries Workshop, Port of
Spain, Trinidad





dLOC


* Website available


at httD://www.dloc.com


* Site, digitization manual,


and project


software all freely accessible in English,


French


, and Spanish






Project Goals


* An international, multi-institutional digital
library
Serve as gateway to existing digital resources from and about the
Caribbean
Generate new digital content for scholars and students
Increase access to rare or at-risk Caribbean materials
Build capacity for digitization in the Caribbean
Implement technical infrastructure and support network in Florida and
Caribbean to support contributors of many levels of expertise


- Form partnerships with Caribbean institutions





The Challenge

implementing a collaborative digital library


with a central repository with partn


rs from


a broad range of cultures and countries
- Without partners losing claim to submitted
content
Respecting intellectual property rights to content
Respecting cultural patrimony


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The dLOC Model

SWe accept content from and about the
Caribbean
Partners retain copyright to all submitted
content
Partners may host the content on their own
servers or submit it to other collections
The content is not ours it belongs to the
submitter





Current Partners


* Caribbean Partners:
Archives Nationales
d'Haiti
Caribbean Community
(CARICOM), Guyana
Fundacion Global
Desarrollo y
Democracia, Dominican
Republic (FUNGLODE)
National Library of
Jamaica
Universidad de Oriente,
Venezuela


* American partners:
Florida International
University
University of Florida
University of Central
Florida
University of the Virgin
Islands





Governance

* Executive Committee


- Each partner appoints one


representative


- Committee democratically decides on key
issues to future of dLOC


- Members communicate via listserv dloc


- Convenes yearly at the A


Caribbean Univ


exec


association of


ersity, Research, and


Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)





Governance (cont.)

* Scholarly Advisory Board
7 Caribbeanist scholars
-Advise on themes of interest and collections
to pursue
Members communicate via dloc_advisory
listserv
Convenes once a year at the Caribbean
Studies Association (CSA) Conference





Technical


. 2Caribbean

Project
Training
Manual


Technical


Instruction


on location with follow-up


Skype


assistance


at the ready





Technical


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Project
Training
Manual



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2. Selection
Copyright


&
Clearance


(local, with guidance on request)







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Technical


3. Metadata Creation
with automated templates
designed for ease of use






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Project
Training
Manual


Technical


4. Scanning on-site
Flat-bed or Sheet Feed Scanners
(negotiated off-site scanning of difficult items)






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5. Quality Control Application
with structural metadata controls




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FTP


FTP Application
transfers digital objects


Go dLOC!


to dLOC central


servers


with structural metadata controls






Technical


Quality Control Application
with structural metadata controls


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Text Generation
Prime Recognition with 6 voting engines
working in all Caribbean languages


FTP Application
transfers digital objects
to dLOC central servers


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7. Text Generation


servers


Prime Recognition with 6 voting engines


working in all


8. Addition


Caribbean languages


al Mark-up


METS, Dublin Core, MARCXML,
Geo-temporal tagging, etc.


FTP Application
transfers digital objects


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Technical

9. Ingest into dLOC Digital Library
with Google-like search interface
http://www.dloc.com/
Contributor Collections
Topical Collections
Geographic Interface (coming soon)

10. Digital Archiving
in the Florida Digital Archive
with redundancy and migration policies





Membership policy

Membership requirements:
* Availability of collections with Caribbean content;
* Willingness to contribute collections and to make
these freely available to the project;
* Willingness to designate representatives) to
manage local participation; and
* Willingness to comply with common standards
for digitization, bibliographic management, and
copyright.





Membership policy (cont.)

Partners in the project may either:
* Contribute digital content to a central
repository, or
* Make their digital collections available to
dLOC through compliance with OAI-PMH.




Benefits to Members


* Increased


access


* Retain full control of content


* Gain


access


to OCR output


* Digital preservation
* Contribute to decision making


* Receive digitization


support




dLOC Digitization Training




Contact


website: httr://www.dloc.com


@fiu.edu


phone: (305) 34


8-2228


address: Digital Library of th


FlU Libraries/ GL
Miami, FL 33199


22


Caribbean /


University Park /


email: dloc


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