The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
The Digital Library of the Caribbean
(dLOC) is pleased to announce the first round of awardees for the Seed Grant
Program for digitization projects on the Caribbean. Using membership funds, the
dLOC Seed Grant Program will award five partners a total of $17,000 including support
for training, equipment and staffing. The dLOC Seed Grant Program provides
initial funding for activities that build local programs and support online
open access digital resources for researchers, students, and the general public
by supporting contributions to the dLOC repository.
These small grants will help partners leverage existing resources to
complete long awaited digitization and preservation projects, and as part of
the start-up process for new projects. Often a small amount of funding can make a tremendous impact to provide
the needed support to complete a project – be it staff, equipment or training
on a new process. As the Library Director
of The College of The Bahamas stated, “this funding will greatly assist in
bringing this project to light and to heightening the awareness of the
contributions made by Bahamians to the WWII efforts.”
Review the list of all the dLOC 2014-15 Seed Grant Program award recipients and their projects.
2013-2014 Financially Supporting dLOC Members
Thank you to the following institutions who have already joined to support dLOC with membership for this year. dLOC relies on the institutional support of its partners and the financial support of institutional and personal members to continue to sustain and grow this important resource.
Executive dLOC Members: Florida International University Libraries, University of Central Florida, University of Florida Libraries, Latin American Research Resources Project*
Sustaining dLOC Member: Florida International University Latin American and Caribbean Center, University of Virgin Islands, University of Miami
Supporting dLOC Members: Belize National Library of Heritage Service, Duke University, New York University
Contributing dLOC Members: Brown University John Hay Library, CARICOM, National Archives of Haiti, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
* This funding is to support the digitization of El Mundo microfilm.