The Jewish Diaspora Collection (JDoC) at the University of Florida
The Jewish Diaspora Collection (JDoC) is a collaborative and cooperative digital library designed to preserve and provide wide access to Jewish heritage materials from Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Modelled on the Digital Library of the Caribbean, JDoC provides a host site and portal for digitized versions of hidden and/or endangered Jewish cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
JDoC also preserves digital copies of materials held in the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica. Thanks to the breadth and depth of its collections, the Price Library is considered the foremost Jewish studies research collection in the southeastern United States, and its rare, late 19th to early 20th century imprints place it among the leading academic research libraries in the world.
The Jewish Diaspora Collection (JDoc) is being built with the support of a National Endowment for the Humanitiies (NEH) Challenge Grant awarded to the George A. Smathers Libraries in 2014. This $2 million endowment will fund digitization projects focused on the Jewish experience in Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean.
We are seeking patnerships with libraries, archives and other institutions that would like to provide greater access to their Jewish materials through JDoC. Please contact JDOC@ufl.edu for further details.