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Fact Sheet for Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC )

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Fact Sheet for Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC )
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Wooldridge, Brooke
Taylor, Laurie
Santamaria-Wheeler, Lourdes
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Fact sheet about the Digital Library of the Caribbean with mission, contents, technologies, teaching, partnerships, and other information.

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DIGITAL LIBRARY OF THE CARIBBEAN I FACT SHEET



Ul W I4 Mission
dLOC's diverse partners serve an international community of
scholars, students, and citizens by working together to
?1J. ..- a preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural,
.. historical, legal, governmental, and research materials in a
S.-common web space with a multilingual interface.


Access to Caribbean Resources
The amount of open access content available through dLOC surpasses many commercial Caribbean
collections and includes newspapers, official documents, ecological and economic data, maps,
histories, travel accounts, literature, poetry, musical expressions, and artifacts. dLOC now provides
access to 1,298,224 pages of content related to the Caribbean. dLOC registered a cumulative total of
2,000,853 hits from April 2006-October 2010.
All content available openly: www.dloc.corn

The freely available dLOC Toolkit, training support and continued improvement of the technology
with faceted and geographic searching and new user features are keys to the project's success. Local
funding supports the costs of digitization for dLOC which will enable the project to continue to grow.
The more than twenty partners demonstrate the value of dLOC's content for technology exchange.
Software openly available here: http ://dloc. corn/software

Digitization training program for international partners
Since 2005, dLOC has delivered on-site training to more than 375
people during 25 in-country training. Through training at the
Caribbean Library Association (ACURIL) conference, dLOC F W
reached 100 people through workshops and 600 with poster
presentations. The tri-lingual digitization training manual, online
videos and other supports provide partners with the skills to build
local digitization programs. New opportunities for training )
continue to develop.
Details and training materials: http: //dloc. com/info training

Caribbean Studies K-12 Educational Outreach
Through collaboration with the Title VI National Resource Centers for Latin American Studies at
Florida International University and the University of Florida, dLOC provides teacher training
workshops, presentations and booths at local and national conferences and a nation-wide lesson plan






competition have reached thousands of K-12 teachers. The Teaching Guides collection now hosts 36
titles with over 6,500 hits. dLOC continues to work with teachers and seek contributions to encourage
the study of the Caribbean at the K-12 level.
Details: http://dloc.com/info/outre

New research initiatives
In October, 2010, dLOC received $440,000 in funding over
four years from the U.S. Department of Education TICFIA
program to develop a collaborative online collection of
historical and contemporary newspapers and literary
journals. The Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library has
already received significant praise from scholars. It is through
access to these rare resources that new and innovative research
initiatives can begin.
Details: http://dloc.com/cndl

In response to the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, dLOC established the Protecting Haitian
Patrimony Initiative to support recovery and preservation projects in Haiti. PHPI has provided
support valued at $50,000 for the libraries to secure their collections and initiated a collaborative
online exhibit with top scholars on Haiti's history.
Details: http://dloc.com/info/haitianlibhelp

Building upon the strength of dLOC's partnerships, Florida International University's Strengthening
Caribbean Research through Technology project, funded at $48,000 over 3 years, will provide
faculty and students with the tools to incorporate dLOC sources from the Caribbean into teaching and
research.

Details: http://dloc.com/dlocl/about
Haiti, An Island Luminous will pair expert commentary and original documents to introduce users to
five hundred years of Haitian history. The exhibit, scheduled to launch in the 2012, promotes an
understanding of the complexity of Haitian history through
increased access to research resources with contributions from
current scholars and students, as well as excerpts from past
publications, and direct links providing free access to books,
manuscripts and newspapers.
Details: http://dloc.com/ile a.-r 4m Wt4 u4

Sustainability and Governance
The governance structures of dLOC ensure the project's future. The Executive Board determines
policy-making, planning and fundraising efforts while the Academic Advisory Board is an active,
guiding force that bridges dLOC with broader academic communities.
Details: http://dloc.com/info/bylaw




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DIGITAL LIBRARY OF THE CARIBBEAN | FACT SHEET Mission dLOC's diverse 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 in a common web space with a multilingual interface. Access to Caribbean Resources The amount of open access content available through dLOC surpasses many commercial Caribbean collections and includes newspapers, official documents, ecological and economic data, maps, histories, travel accounts, literature, poetry, musical expressions, and artifacts. dLOC now provides access to 2 ,783 922 page s of content related to the Caribbean. dLOC registered a cumulative total of 59, 990 ,902 views from April 2006 August 2015 All content available openly: www.dloc.com The freely available dLOC Toolkit, training support and continued improvement of the technology with faceted and geographic searching and new user features are keys to the projects success. Local funding supports the costs of digitization for dLOC which will enable the project to contin ue to grow. The more than forty partners demonstrate the value of dLOCs content for technology exchange. Software openly available here: http://dloc.com/software & http://sobekrepository.org Digitization training program for international partners Since 2005, dLOC has delivered o n site training to more than 390 people during 27 in country trainings. Through training at the Caribbean Library Association (ACURIL) conference, dLOC reached hundreds of people through workshops and 600 with poster presentations. The trilingual digitization training manual, online videos and other supp orts provide partners with the skills to build local digitization programs. New opportunities for training continue to develop. Details and training materials: http://dloc.com/dloc1/training

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Caribbean Studi es K 12 Educational Outreach Through collaboration with the Title VI National Resource Centers for Latin American Studies at Florida International University and the University of Florida, dLOC provides teacher training workshops, presentations and booths at local and national conferences and a nation wide lesson plan competition that have reached thousands of K 12 teachers. The Teaching Guides and Materials collection now hosts 27, 396 titles with over 336, 056 views dLOC continues to work with teachers and seek contributions to encourage the study of the Caribbean at the K 12 level. Details: http://dloc.com/teach dLOC Seed Grant Program In 2014, the first round of dLOC Seed Grant Program award ed five partners with 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 gen eral public by supporting contributions to th e dLOC repository Details: http://www.dloc.com/l/AA00027510/00001 Recent Online Exhibits The online exhibition About Face: Revisiting Jamaica's first exhibition in Europe reconsiders that exhibition by re presenting its art and related materials online. The exhibit includes o ver forty of the original works of art by such noted artists as Edna Manley, Karl Parboosingh, and Barrington Watson, as well as o riginal news articles about the exhibition and a study of Jamaican perception and pop culture in the early 1960s Details: http://dloc.com/l/exhibits/aboutface Haiti, An Island Luminous will pair expert commentary and original documents to introduce users to five hundred years o f Haitian history. The exhibit promotes an understanding of the complexity of Haitian history through increased access to research resources with contributions from current scholars and students, as well as excerpts from past publications, and direct links providing free access to books, manuscripts and newspapers. Details: http://dloc.com/exhibits/islandlumi nous

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Previous R esearch Projects In October, 2010, dLOC received $440,000 in funding over four years from the U.S. Department of Education TICFIA program to develop a collaborative online collection of historical and contemporary newspapers and literary journals The Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library has already received significant praise from scholars. It is through access to these rare resources that new and innovative research initiatives can begin. Details: h ttp://dloc.com/cndl In response to the earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, dLOC established the Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative to support recovery and preservation projects in Haiti. PHPI has provided support valued at $50,000 for the libraries to secure their collections and initiated a collaborative online exhibit with top scholars on Haitis history. Details: http://dloc.com/l/info/haitianlibhelp Building upon the strength of dLOCs partnerships, Florida International Universitys Strengthening Caribbean Research through Technology project, funded at $48,000 over 3 years, will provide faculty and students with the tools to incorporate dLOC sources from the Caribbean into teaching and research. Details: http://dloc.com/about Sustainability and Governance The governance structures of dLOC ensure the projects future. The Executive Board determines policy making, planning and fundraising efforts while the Academic Advisory Board is an active, guiding force that bridges dLOC with broader academic communities. Details: http://www.dloc.com/l/info/bylaw



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