Join the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. Joining dLOC requires time and commitment, but there are no fees or costs.

Membership in dLOC is open to archives, libraries, and museums; associations, organizations, and research centers; and publishers that meet the eligibility criteria:
1. Availability of collections with Caribbean content.
2. Willingness to contribute collections and to make these freely available to the project. All rights and ownership for materials remains with the copyright owner and/or the contributing partner, only permissions for access are granted.
3. Willingness to designate a representative or representatives to manage local participation, vote within the dLOC general membership assembly, and oversee deployment of digitization technologies.
4. Willingness to comply with common standards, primarily for digitization and for copyright. (dLOC provides training manuals, training, and the dLOC technical staff are always available to answer questions and discuss concerns about digitization and copyright.)

To apply for membership in dLOC, please complete the form below, or alternately use the printable membership application.

dLOC Membership Application

Name of Institution:
Your Name (Principal Contact):
Your Title:
Mailing Address 1:
Mailing Address 2:
Mailing Address 3:

Please provide a brief description of the collection or materials you'd like to contribute:

Do you or your institution own the copyright to the materials you would be contributing or are they in the public domain?
Not sure

dLOC requires that contributors assume the responsibility for digitizing their materials, using client software that we provide to you at no charge. Is your institution in a position to take on this responsibility?
 Yes, but we may need some help getting started