Group Title: Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC ) TICFIA Grant Reports
Title: Year 1
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SProject Identification
Project Director: Cristina Eguizibal
Title: Director
Address:



Phone: 305-348-2894
Fax:
Email: cristina.eguizabal@fiu.edu
Web site:
Home institution: Florida International University
Project title: Digital Library of the Caribbean: Crossing Borders
World area: International
IEPS contact: Susanna Easton (susanna.easton@ed.gov)


Languages: Dutch (Flemish)
English
French
Haitian Creole
Spanish
Yucatec Maya
Countries:
Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Aruba
Bahamas Barbados Belize
Bermuda Brazil British Virgin Islands
Bermuda Brazil
Cayman Islands Colombia Costa Rica
Cuba Dominican Republic El Salvador
French Guiana Grenada Guadeloupe
Guatemala Guyana Haiti
Honduras Jamaica Martinique
Mexico Netherlands Antilles Panama
Puerto Rico Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Surname Trinidad and Tobago
Sunname
Grenadines
United States of America
Turks and Caicos Islands United States of America Venezuela
Virgin Islands
Disciplines: Anthropology
Archaeology
Area studies
Art/art history
Ethnic studies
Foreign languages and literature
International/area studies
Sociology
Subject areas: Area Studies
Collaboration
Dissemination
Instructional Materials
Interdisciplinary Studies
K-12 Teacher Education
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
Library
Multidisciplinary Studies







Outreach
Research
Technology
Underrepresented Groups



* Abstract


In order to preserve and increase access to valuable resources for the study of the Caribbean and the
advancement of Caribbean Studies, the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida
International University, in consortium with the University of Central Florida, University of Florida
and the University of the Virgin Islands, proposes a multifaceted and collaborative international
digital library project. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) intends to cross borders and
build collaboration among diverse institutions to share resources in a common space, thus expanding
the range of Caribbean materials available to scholars, students and citizens through enhanced
electronic access in multilingual interfaces.

The Caribbean comprises a diverse mix of cultures, histories and peoples that share a common
space. This region illustrates trends in migration and nation-state building that are currently taking
place on a world scale, and is thus a significant focus of study for scholars and students alike.
Pan-Caribbean research will provide scholars, leaders, and citizens with the resources necessary to
build an understanding of issues central to our lives today and to construct effective current policies
and sound strategies for the future.

This digital library will comprise collections that examine the similarities and differences in
histories, cultures, languages, and governmental systems. The dLOC will be an umbrella for digital
projects and collections from and about the Caribbean that might exist in isolation at a single
institution, thus providing a critical mass of resources in a single space.

Building upon the success of a cooperative pilot project and the progress made at the first dLOC
Planning Meeting in July 2004 at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, this project proposes to
use Federal funds to meet the following goals: 1) Increase access to Caribbean research resources by
digitizing and making available through centralized searching collections of note, in English,
French, and Spanish, including from the Archives Nationales d'Haiti, Caribbean Community
(CARICOM), Fundaci6n Global Desarrollo y Democracia (Dominican Republic), National Library
of Jamaica, and Universidad de Oriente (Venezuela); 2) Build capacity by developing a
multi-layered and comprehensive digitization training program for international partners; 3)
Advance Caribbean Studies by building an aggressive and engaging outreach program that delivers
these collections to scholars, to the classroom, and to the general public; 4) Cultivate the
development of new research initiatives among Caribbean scholars by providing a supportive
framework to disseminate this work; 5) Ensure sustainability of the dLOC by consolidating the
organizational framework, both in governance and technical infrastructure.




* Status / Impact


The dLOC project has made substantial progress during the first year of the project, October 1,
2005 to September 30, 2006. The majority of time, effort and expenses were used to build the
necessary infrastructure to ensure the success of the project. This has included developing the
governance structure, building capacity in the region and developing the technologies to support the
project. Because of the successful infrastructure implementation, in this first year, dLOC has been
able to collect and deliver hundreds of research resources, in digital format, that were not available
nor accessible to a wide audience even one year ago.
1. Development of the formal governance structure will help steer the direction of dLOC during the
grant years and ensure its sustainability after the grant period expires.
a) The dLOC By-Laws, which govern participation, membership, committee structure, and reporting







lines, have been developed, discussed, edited, and are ready for formal implementation.
b) The dLOC Scholarly Advisory Board has been formed with seven well-known and influential
Caribbeanist scholars. These scholars contribute their support and expertise to help shape the
direction of dLOC's collections and to develop its services. Eduardo Gamarra, the Principal
Investigator, inaugurated the first dLOC Scholarly Advisory Board meeting at the Caribbean
Studies Association, held in Trinidad and Tobago, in May 2006. All seven Board members were
extremely interested in the project and provided excellent feedback to the dLOC Executive
Committee. An Advisory Board listserv has been setup to promote discussion and feedback.
c) The dLOC Foreign Partners Project Coordinator position was advertised and four candidates
were interviewed. Kyle Rimkus, the successful candidate, began at the start of project year two,
October 1, 2006. Kyle has excellent qualifications, including a Masters in Library and Information
Science, a Masters in French Studies and experience with digital library management. Under Kyle's
coordination, we expect dLOC to continue and expand its record of success.
d) The annual dLOC Executive Committee Meeting was held at the Association of Caribbean
University, Research and Institutional Libraries in May, 2006. Representatives from eight of nine
institutional partners were present, including FIU, UCF, UF, UVI, CARICOM, Haiti, Jamaica and
Venezuela. At this meeting, the Project Directors updated the members on the status of the project,
members provided institutional reports, and the budget and management plan for project year two
(2006-2007) was discussed.
2. A major objective of dLOC is to build capacity in the Caribbean region.
a) Equipment.
- Using federal funds, FIU purchased 4 complete digitization stations for four Caribbean partners.
The hardware includes a state-of-the art computer, a top-of-the-line flat bed scanner, a rotary
high-speed scanner, a printer, a web camera, a back-up power supply, and other peripherals. The
Software purchased and installed includes: Microsoft XP Operating System, Microsoft Office,
Adobe Photoshop CS2, and CD/DVD burning software.
- The National Archives of Haiti also received additional hardware to enable the digitization of
photo negatives. Federal funds purchased an additional flat-bed scanner and the University of
Florida gifted two transparency lids.
- Equipment was commercially shipped to the three Caribbean partners receiving on-site training
this grant year.
b) A multi-layered and comprehensive digitization training program for international partners was
developed.
- A multilingual print and web-based Training Questionnaire was developed to assess existing
digitization knowledge and training needs. Responses were received from all partners, and revealed
that, project-wide, participants possess varied levels of skill in digitization. The data gathered from
the questionnaires helped in providing appropriate training for each institution.
- A comprehensive and extensive, 100+-page dLOC Training Manual was developed, translated into
French and Spanish, made available electronically, disseminated to project partners and to other
interested institutions, and used during the on-site training sessions.
- In accordance with the dLOC Management Plan, three Caribbean institutions (CARICOM in
Guyana, National Archives of Haiti and FUNGLODE in the Dominican Republic) received
digitization training during project year one. The training sessions were held in situ at each
institution so that particular local issues could be addressed, i.e. internet connections and electricity
shortages, unique collection selection and management issues, and archiving options. Each training
session was held over three days and led by two dLOC personnel a digitization specialist and a
digital library programmer/metadata specialist. All trained Caribbean institutions have begun to
contribute digital content to dLOC.

3. The technical infrastructure is the backbone of this collaborative digital library, allowing for the
searching across multiple collections.

a) The subcontract for technical development was issued to and signed at the University of Florida,
making it the institution responsible for web development, standards, automation, digital processing,
digital library development, programming and storage.
b) A draft of a multi-lingual web site for dLOC was developed, see.
c) Version two of UF Digital Collections (UFDC), which underpins the digital library systems of
dLOC, was rolled out. UFDC is local, standards compliant software written over free open source
Greenstone digital library software. Greenstone is heavily promoted by the United Nations
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Programmers built a new presentation







layer defined to support the project and its tri-lingual requirements.
d) A standards-based submission tool to allow dLOCs Caribbean partners to submit descriptive and
structural metadata with their digital resources was developed. This template is designed to be easily
customizable for each partner, and for later projects.
e) Over 100 pages of technical documentation for all technical advancements and procedures have
been written.
f) A place name authority list is being compiled for geographic referencing for each of the countries
and states affiliated with dLOC to facilitate searching across the region's national and linguistic
boundaries and to enable research through historic and archival collections.

4. Overview of resources collected in Project Year 1.

a) CARICOM. 1085 digitized images; 285 have been added to dLOC and 800 await processing.
These images include newspaper articles, posters, photographs, press releases, and announcements
from the large Carifesta collection. Carifesta is a semiannual festival of Caribbean culture, arts and
music hosted by a different Caribbean state each rotation. The collection contains material from the
first Carifesta to the present day and provides a fascinating history of both the festival and culture in
the Caribbean.
- National Archives of Haiti. 90 digitized images; 22 have been added to dLOC and 68 await
processing. These images come from a collection of over 5,000 photographs, dating from 1918 to
1945, which include the period of the first U.S. occupation and contain images of public buildings
before and after restoration, public works, monuments, and the visits of U.S. Presidents and other
officials. The remaining images, and other targeted collections, will be added to dLOC over the
remaining grant period.
- FUNGLODE. 600 digitized images; 10 titles have been added to dLOC, with over 600 pages.
Contributions come from FUNGLODE's own publications with a social science emphasis.
c) Over the last year the National Library of Jamaica, the Universidad del Oriente in Venezuela, the
University of Central Florida, the University of Florida and the University of the Virgin Islands
have been making collection selection decisions and preparing collections for digitization or
accessibility through dLOC in the upcoming project years.
- National Library of Jamaica. Digitized documents around the theme "Jamaica Unshackled," the
slave Rebellion of 1831, the 1865 Rebellion and the 1938 Frome Riots, all significant milestones in
Jamaicas history. These documents are now available through the National Librarys website,, and
will soon be harvested through dLOC, which will add value and increase their accessibility and
consultation.
- Universidad del Oriente. Selection and digitization of content continues and includes material from
Venezuela's National Park System, museum pieces and books from the 18th and 19th centuries.
After OAI is setup on their local system, dLOC will be able to harvest this content.
- UCF. Six titles of rare and unique materials from the Bryant West Indies Collection have been
scanned (1,234 images total) and will soon be harvestable to dLOC. Other titles in the collection are
under review. The Bryant Collection documents the history and culture of the Caribbean
- UF. Digitized content from its own Caribbean collections include 44,000 pages representing more
than 200 titles, maps, newspapers and large journal runs constitute the bulk of this material. This
content will soon be available through dLOC.
- UVI. Discussions have begun at the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) to get copyright
permission to electronically deliver the complete archive of CSA papers through dLOC.

Although only one year into the project, dLOC has already impacted the field of Caribbean Studies
and has generated unprecedented interest in the ability to access Caribbean resources in digital
format. Through exemplary outreach and promotion of the project, supplemental funding has been
awarded, additional institutions throughout the Caribbean have inquired about membership, its
co-Directors were invited to write a refereed article about the project, dLOC trainers were invited to
present a Digitization Training Workshop at the Caribbean Library Association (ACURIL)
conference, and it has already been awarded a prize for collaboration. More detail about these
exemplary outreach activities and their impact is included in the section entitled "Exemplary
Activities."







* Adjustments to Project


All planned activities were conducted. Overall, the dLOC project is about 2 months behind
projected completion dates submitted on the Management Plan for training, technical development,
and content delivery.

Some of the hurdles that the dLOC project faced in year one are explained below.

1) The decision at UF to develop and implement a new digital library management system will
benefit dLOC substantially in the long-term as the project will have more control over its
management structure and collections; however, in the short-term it created a delay while the
infrastructure was being developed. UFDC Version 2.0 has just been rolled out and, although more
development is necessary, UFDC is now a robust digital library management system capable of
handling all of dLOC's initial requirements and more.
2) The Management Plan was also a bit ambitious in its timeframe to develop the training materials,
to train all participants, and to have the technical aspects completed as planned; however, dLOC met
all training targets for year one, albeit a few months later than initially intended. As training was
delayed, the Caribbean partners began contributing materials later in year one than expected, but
most have been consistently contributing materials since receiving training.
3) The University of the Virgin Islands was not able to meet its planned target of contributing 500
pages of the Caribbean Studies Association as it experienced author copyright delays. The UVI
representative intends to attend the 2007 CSA conference to promote dLOC and follow-up with
authors.
4) There were two significant personnel changes in dLOC in project year 1. a) Towards the end of
the project year, Catherine Marsicek, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarian at FIU and
dLOC co-Director, left FIU to become the Curator of Latin American and Iberian Collections at the
University of New Mexico. She remained co-Director through project year one and thus the project
continued as planned. Until her replacement is in place at FIU, the Associate Director of the Latin
American and Caribbean Center will serve as FIUs institutional representative. Although Catherine
was responsible for most of the project's coordination during year one, the hiring of the dLOC
Foreign Partners Project Coordinator for year two has meant a very smooth transition. b) With
changes in the needs of the project, there were some minor adjustments in personnel regarding
training, technical support and GIS initiatives. Towards the conclusion of project year one, the bulk
of the Training Coordinator's (Gail Clement) job was complete and she was replaced with two
exceptional individuals at FIU Libraries in order to meet the new needs of the project. George Fray,
the Head of the Library Systems, is committed to providing technical and equipment troubleshooting
support for the Caribbean project partners. Giovani Graciozi, a Library GIS Researcher, will
dedicate 5% of his time in technical support, development and translation of additional training
materials and project documentation, and the development of a Caribbean Gazetteer, a geographic
ontology, which will help dLOC develop a GIS-based interface in the future.

90% of project year one federal funds were expended. Grant monies were used as specified in the
budget and budget narrative, with some minor adjustments. $8,000 in cost savings from equipment
purchases was used to cover some costs not initially identified in the grant, including shipping
equipment to Caribbean partners and the purchase of additional specialized equipment for Haiti to
scan negative photographs. There was also about $2000 in cost savings in travel, because of $4,500
in additional support from various departments at FIU. The Latin American and Caribbean Center
also very generously covered the cost of the translation of the training manual into French, for a
total cost of over $5,000. This cost, originally to be covered by the grant, will provide for a generous
roll-over of the budget into year two.

The subcontract with UF to provide technical services to the project also had some minor
adjustments. UF reduced its charge for web development by $3000, allowing for these monies to be
kept at the lead institution. The $35,000 initially targeted for software (Prime Recognition) for text
conversion only came to $26,000. The $9,000 in cost savings stayed at UF and went to the digital
reformatting of Caribbean materials in microfilm, which will be included in dLOC.








Overall, there will be a $10,000 rollover from budget year one to budget year two. This money has
already been earmarked for equipment purchases for our fifth Caribbean partner, the Universidad
del Oriente, Venezuela; for translation of dLOC governance and administrative materials into
Spanish and French; and for the potential addition of another partner into the project.



* Exemplary Activities


dLOC has generated tremendous interest throughout the Caribbean and beyond and has impacted
the way that scholars view the future of Caribbean research resources. Much of this interest is as a
direct result of the exemplary activities that have emerged in both outreach activities and in
technology.

dLOC members have dedicated much of their own time and energy and, in most cases, their own
institutions' money, to promote this project locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. These
exemplary outreach activities include: interviews with newspapers in the Virgin Islands, a
presentation about dLOC at a digital library conference in Venezuela, participation in a round table
on Caribbean collections at the Latin American Studies Association, a dLOC panel with three
institutional members at the SALALM conference, participation in a Digital Libraries Technology
panel at ACURIL, official receptions and ceremonies during scheduled dLOC training workshops at
Caribbean partner institutions, and the submission of a peer-reviewed article on dLOC in an
upcoming book entitled "Caribbean Libraries in the 21st Century: Changes, Challenges and Choices
- a Collection of Selected Articles."

Caribbean partners have been very proactive in promoting the project by inviting neighboring
institutions to participate in the dLOC Training Workshops. At the training at the National Archives
of Haiti, participants came from the following institutions: Bibliothbque des P&res du Saint Esprit, la
Bibliothbque Nationale, la Bibliothbque des Frbres de llInstruction Chr6tienne, and 1Agence
Universitaire de la Francophonie. At the training at FUNGLODE in the Dominican Republic,
representatives came from the following institutions: Pontificia Universidad Cat6lica Madre y
Maestra, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urefia, Universidad Aut6noma de Santo Domingo
and the Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urefia. Eighteen staff members participated in the
training at CARICOM, many from functional areas outside the Documentation Centre. CARICOM
is also working with the National Library of Guyana to digitize some of its materials.

These outreach activities have led several Caribbean and U.S. institutions to inquire about
participating in the project and contributing their resources to this digital library. These institutions
include the University of Puerto Rico, Pontificia Universidad Cat6lica Madre y Maestra, Bahamas
Library Service, College of the Bahamas, the Caribbean Conservation Association, Bibliothbque
National d'Haiti, Bibliothbque des Peres du Saint Esprit (Port-au-Prince), Bibliotheques des Freres
de l'Instruction Ch6tienne (Port-au-Prince), Universidad Metropolitana de Caracas, Unversidad del
Norte in Colombia, and the University of New Mexico.

Both national and international interest was also clearly visible from the overwhelming response to
the call for participation to sit on the inaugural dLOC Advisory Board. Accomplished Caribbeanist
scholars, scientists, students and libraries all vied for seven coveted spots.








As a direct result of the outreach undertaken by the co-Directors of this project, approximately
$6000 was pledged in additional funds in order to support continued promotion of the project.
Various departments at FIU, including the Center for Transnational and Comparative Studies, the
Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), and the Libraries pledged a combined additional
$4500 in travel support beyond any obligation to the grant. Two Caribbean partners (CARICOM
and National Archives of Haiti) also received ENLACE scholarships from the SALALM (Seminar
on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials) organization to present the project at its
annual conference, for a total exceeding $1500. Personnel at the University of Florida have also
been very generous with their own personal funds, including the gifts of DVDs to archive digital
content and two transparency scanners to enable the National Archives of Haiti to scan photographic
negatives. LACC also very generously covered the $5000 cost of the translation of the training
materials into French.

Two dLOC training personnel were invited by the Information Technology Special Interest Group
of ACURIL to give a full-day Digitization Workshop as a pre-conference to the annual ACURIL
conference in June 2006. Attendees participated from Aruba, Curacao, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad
& Tobago and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

dLOC has already received an award for its efforts in increasing collaboration in the Caribbean
region. The "Albertina P6rez de Rosa Information Units Alliances and Collaborative Projects in the
Caribbean Award," presented to dLOC at ACURIL 2005, recognizes and honors excellence in
collaborative efforts and the implementation of successful projects for the benefit of their clienteles
in the Caribbean.

Technological advancements have also been exemplary. A full discussion on these follows in the
"Use of Technology" section.



* Use of Technology


dLOC technologies are both a public interface and a suite of applications (toolkit) for partner
contribution. At the beginning of the grant period, UF decided to move to new digital library
management software to manage its digital collections, creating initial delays, but affording multiple
long-term benefits. More programming time was required than was initially expected and metadata
creation tools were built to create the standard metadata files read by the system. With the assistance
of FIU and the Archives Nationales d'Haiti, all dLOC technologies now support, with some
exceptions, the three dLOC languages: English, French and Spanish.

Regarding the public interface: The Greenstone and University of Florida Digital Collections
(UFDC) technology on which dLOC is built is now stable for the most part. A recent release of
UFDC a) provides thumbnail view at all query levels; b) increases the transparency and availability
of thumbnails at all query levels (thumbnails previously displayed at only the lowest collection
level); c) fleshes out the table of contents views (new views are no longer truncated); d) nests
related items (e.g., journal volumes, newspaper issues, multi-volume monographs); and e) enables
JPEG 2000, a zoom technology, allowing users to view the detail of artifacts, maps, and photographs
- every image regardless of publication type now has a JPEG 2000 version.

Regarding the toolkit: Tri-lingual support is now in place and modifications made following road
tests by partners and several remote non-dLOC agents of the University of Florida. New versions
have been rolled out and now up-date automatically via the web. Recent changes to the toolkit make
it easier to use and improve metadata collection to facilitate the discovery of resources in the
dLOC/UFDC public interface. Modifications of the toolkit continue based on feed-back and as
necessary to support data discovery as suggested by partners and researchers.







Digital Library Management System [DLMS]:
The University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) technology that is the backbone of dLOC's
digital library is now stable. It is the largest Greenstone library anywhere in the world. And,
modifications resulting in the presentation layer that forms the public interface now rivals the
presentation layers of US research institutions using the more complex Fedora digital library
software developed in part by Princeton University. Additionally, the library now includes
tri-lingual support. While still in need of improvement, none of the other Greenstone or Fedora
based libraries offer more than bi-lingual support. Additional work remains to enrich the descriptor
datasets. The libraries's subject descriptor tables, for example, are richest in English.

Other items remaining on the library's development list include: a) display of search terms in
context; b) search term highlighting, which is particularly necessary in large format items such as
newspapers; c) advanced geographic referencing (e.g., to support targeted zoom on maps, i.e., to
zoom immediately to a region of interest); d) support for data-mining (i.e., the extraction of data
from searchable text and its processing against authority tables for more advanced document
discovery), and e) support for the Open Archives Initiative, both 1) the harvesting of data from
partners with local digital libraries and 2) making our collections harvestable by other digital
libraries. Other issues remaining are less complex: a) the creation of virtual collections for countries
and sub-regions, b) creation of virtual collections for partnered institutions, and c) creation of virtual
collections for topics of interest. All of these are currently being researched and the ground work for
many is being put into place.

Additionally, because the Greenstone base is primarily a data store designed for text, dLOC has
added support for zoomable images (JPEG 2000) and, recently, with funding from ancillary projects
in Florida, multimedia data stores for audio and video. We are currently working to build additional
capacity for each of these services. Some of the content served under these new services, however,
still needs to be integrated with the dLOC catalog. Caribbean maps, for example, still reside in a
collection separated from the main dLOC text collections.

Metadata Tool Development:

UFDC Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard METS, the technical metadata standard for
dLOC, is now out of beta but continuing growth. The application of this US and international
standard is fully documented at. Initial tests on the viability of the application, the transfer of dLOC
data from UF to the Florida Center for Library Automation was successful and indicates that dLOC
data can be shared with other digital libraries, the Library of Congress and other national and
multi-national libraries.

Caribbean Geographic Gazetteer:

The construction of a gazetteer continues, with the appointment of GIS staff at FIU, the appointment
of an internal UF task force to structure a broader "life events" data set compliant with the US
Federal Board of Geographic Names format, the international Encoded Archival Description format,
and the international MARC21 Library catalog record format for name authority. This effort will
ensure dLOC's ability to share standardized data and to export our enhancements of known data
about specific places in multiple standard formats.

The basic dataset comprised of first through third order (country and next two major divisions) have
been established and extended to support dLOC's three languages. Methods of importing an
extended data set is still under construction. The basic dataset is now being used to assign
geographic descriptors to digitized resources and, in dLOC's digital library to support sub-setting
holdings into country and other geographic collections and sub-collections.

In other areas relative to metadata and discovery tools, we have also begun to build tri-lingual
authority tables for the description of artifacts, art works and utilitarian objects.

Geographic data, as well as temporal and other topical metadata is intended to enable the discovery
of resources in the dLOC digital library. Moreover, in future, it will enable data-mining: the
discovery of data obscured by variant names embedded in digitized texts, a necessity for territories
that changed hands and crossed linguistic boundaries more frequently germs by handshakes at a







church service.


Technical Resources for Distributed Partners:

Documentation continues online apace for each development, albeit at the temporary location:.

The project website is now otherwise available at. And while page design is currently under
revision to enhance its visual appeal, work has been largely completed on its English, French and
Spanish versions.




* Partners/Collaborators

U.S. Partners

Total number of partners and collaborators: 4
Names of associations and organizations:
Names of government and non-government entities:
Names of institutions of higher education:
Florida International University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
Names of libraries:
Names of publishers:
Names of other project partners and collaborators:

Foreign Partners

Total number of partners and collaborators: 5
Names of associations and organizations:
Fundacion Global Desarrollo y Democracia (FUNGLODE), Dominican Republic
Names of government and non-government entities:
Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Guyana National Archives of Haiti
Names of institutions of higher education:
Universidad del Oriente, Venezuela
Names of libraries:
National Library of Jamaica
Names of publishers:
Names of other project partners and collaborators:
Country(ies) of partners and collaborators:
Dominican Republic
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
United States of America
Venezuela

* Foreign Resources Collected and/or Transferred to Electronic Form

Artifacts/
Audio and Data Realia/
Citation Graphic Video Sets / Web Utilitarian
Texts Records Objects Material Statistics sites Objects
Accessed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0







Available to N/A N/A N/A N/A 0 2 0
clientele in
electronic format
Created N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 75
Data sets / 3122 3834 631 0 N/A N/A 75
statistics created
Digital records 3122 3834 631 0 N/A N/A 75
created
Transferred to 3122 3834 631 0 N/A N/A 75
electronic format
Total: 9366 11502 1893 0 7300

Disciplines World Areas Countries Languages
Anthropology Latin America Portuguese
Archaeology Spanish
Area studies
Art/art history
Dance
Demography
Drama/theater
Foreign languages and literature
Global/international relations and studies
History
Interdisciplinary studies
International/area studies
Liberal arts/general studies
Linguistics
Political science
Public administration
Public policy
Religion
Religious studies
Sociology


* Dissemination of Resources to Target Audiences


* Dissemination of Resources to Target Audiences


Audiences project serves: Elementary and secondary education
Foreign government
General public
Higher education
Non-government organizations
State and local government


Audio and
Citation Graphic Video Data Sets / Web
Texts Records Objects Materials Statistics sites
Web sites made available 1 2 1 0 0 2
CDs printed and 9000 0 5384 5 0 N/A
disseminated
Shared via interlibrary 176 586 410 0 0 N/A
loan / document delivery_






Shared via file transfer 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
protocol delivery
Total: 9177 588 5795 5 0 2


*Participation in International Travel from the U.S.


* Budget


Title VI TICFIA Funds Spent Matching Funds Spent
Budget Category in the Current Reporting in the Current Reporting
Period Period
Personnel _$01 $39,553
Fringe Benefits $0 $11,105
Travel ]$7,364 $2,020
Equipment $35,010 $0
Supplies $0 $0
Contractual $52,717 $10,000
Other $1,000 $7,522
Total Direct Costs $96,091 $70,200
Total Indirect Costs $7,687 $5,616
(May not exceed 8% of direct
costs)
Training Stipends $103,778 $75,816


Participant ICountry of Funds Institutional Personal Other
Type Discipline iDestination Purpose Expended Contribution Contribution Contribution
Academic Computer/information Guyana Instruction Mark $1,172 $0 $0 $0
science ____ Sullivan, 6/06
Academic Computer/information Guyana Instruction Erich $1,211 $0 $0 $
science in Kesse, 6/06 _
Academic Computer/information Haiti Instruction Mark $515 $0 $0 $0
science ______ Sullivan, 6/06 _
Academic Computer/information Haiti Instruction Erich $653 $665 $0 $0
I science ____ IKesse, 6/06 _
Academic Library science Aruba Conferences/Lectures $0 $688 $0 $
______ Judith Rogers, 5-6/06
Academic Library science Aruba Conferences/Lectures $741 $0 $0 $0
Carla Sommers,
5-6/06
Academic Computer/information Aruba Conferences/Lectures $525 $0 $0 $0
science "Mark Sullivan, 5-6/06
Academic Computer/information Dominican Instruction Mark $783 $0 $0 $0
science Republic Sullivan, 7/06
Academic Computer/information Dominican Instruction Lourdes $901 $0 $0 $0
science Republic 7/06







ITotal Budget $207,556 $151,632
Total Budget
S58% 42%

Comments:
For complete budget narrative, please see attached spreadsheet for figures and explanation.

Budget attachment:
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