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.
Read the dLOC Fact Sheet (and more about dLOC), see the dLOC partners, read about dLOC's Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative, or Register for a free mydLOC user account. Please contact us with any questions.
dLOC is developing a collaborative funding model. Support dLOC financially by becoming an institutional member or a personal member.
NEWS (FEB. 2017)
System Maintenance - February 2nd, 2017
The SobekCM environment will be undergoing system maintenance and an upgrade to SobekCM 4.10.1 (February 2nd). This upgrade will result in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) site to be unavailable starting at 6 a.m. (EST) and will be operational again by 8 a.m. (EST).
For any issues after the upgrade is complete, please contact us at dLOC@fiu.edu.
For a full list of enhancements that will be included in this upgrade, please visit http://sobekrepository.org/sobekcm/currentversion
Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age Webinar Series
Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age is a webinar series showcasing digital and/as public research and teaching in Caribbean Studies. The series provides a collaborative space for professionals to share on projects and experiences to foster communication and support our shared constellations of communities of practice.
Please join us for an upcoming event featuring innovative digital work in digital/public scholarly publishing on February 28, 2017, at 11am (Miami Time). Presenter: Dr. Alex Gil, Columbia University and sx: archipelagos (More about this webinar and upcoming webinars in the series.)
Click here to participate in the online event: http://ufsmathers.adobeconnect.com/Caribbean
See the archived videos of the webinars: Dr. Schuyler Esprit, Dominica State College, Create Caribbean Inc.
Haiti: An Island Luminous
The Digital Library of the Caribbean is pleased to announce the launch of Haiti An Island Luminous in French and Haitian Creole during the Haitian Studies Association’s 28th Annual Conference in Cap-Haïtien on November 10 - 12, 2016.
The online exhibit is an introduction to Haitian History and Haitian Studies that combines rare books, manuscripts, and photos scanned by archives and libraries in Haiti and the United States with commentary by over one hundred (100) authors from universities around the world.
The site was first launched in English during the Global Caribbean Exhibition V at the Little Haiti Cultural Center (Miami) in January 2014. This year, the Haiti An Island Luminous is made available in Kreyòl and Français in order to reach readers around the globe. Check out the new trilingual site: http://islandluminous.fiu.edu
Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project, Launch on Oct. 26, 2016
Please join us for the launch of the Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project Records Online on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM At the Barbados Museum. See full details in the event flier.
University of Florida and Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí begin strategic collaborations
dLOC Partners Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí and University of Florida have a new information sheet on planned and developing projects and programs. See the full announcement.
See all news and see the dLOC Newsletter.