Digital Library of the Caribbean An ACURIL Collaboration Success Story:10 Years of the Digital Library of the Caribbean


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Digital Library of the Caribbean An ACURIL Collaboration Success Story:10 Years of the Digital Library of the Caribbean
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Wooldridge, Brooke
Rogers, Judith
Till, Ashley
Taylor, Laurie N.
Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)
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Nassau, The Bahamas
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Poster for the 2014 ACURIL conference.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Digital Library of the Caribbean An ACURIL Collaboration Success Story: 10 Years of the Digital Library of the Caribbean Contributors : Judith Rogers, University of the Virgin Islands; Laurie N. Taylor, University of Florida; Ashley Till, University of the Virgin Islands; Brooke Wooldridge, Florida International University partners serve an international community of scholars, students, and citizens by working together to preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials dLOC built upon the long standing regional cooperation facilitated by ACURIL to develop a resource that serves as a research foundation for Caribbean Studies dLOC was first introduced during the ACURIL XXXIV Conference held in Trinidad and Tobago, May 23 29 2004 as a solution to collaborate using a model based on centralized technology and decentralized digitalization and distributed collection development Five Caribbean and Four US based libraries secured funding from the US Department of TICFIA program to begin dLOC The program now provides access to select resources from 39 partner Caribbean collections www dloc com/partners Initial Partners : Archives Nationale d'Hati ; Caribbean Comm Secretariat ; National Library of Jamaica ; Fundacin Global Democracia y Desarrollo ; Universidad de Oriente ; Univ of the Virgin Islands ; Florida International Univ .; Univ of Central Florida ; Univ of Florida dLOC provides ongoing digitization training to partner libraries, supports the development of partner technological infrastructure and is establishing a long term funding strategy that combines institutional resources, member dues, grants and donations to ensure program sustainability In the next ten years, dLOC plans to continue to develop its library collections and to continue to create the scholarly cyber infrastructure to empower the scholarly community to collaboratively engage with the dLOC Caribbean collections in new and innovative ways and thereby expand the research foundation for Caribbean Studies In this model, the individual libraries retain ownership of the collections, yet provide access to collections and gain access to additional resources. 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 Institutional Support More than 2 million pages of Caribbean research materials 40 million page views since 2006.