The Promise of Digital Libraries Against the Perils of Erasure ( Presentation Slides )

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Title:
The Promise of Digital Libraries Against the Perils of Erasure ( Presentation Slides )
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Presentation ( PPT )
Language:
English
Creator:
Taylor, Laurie N.
Wooldridge, Brooke
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Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) 2012 Conference
Place of Publication:
Pétion-ville, Haiti
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Abstract:
Presentation on the perils of erasure and invisibility for cultural heritage institutions in the digital age and the promise of digital libraries in preventing that erasure. The cultural impact of digital libraries and archives has long been recognized. Digital libraries have long been recognized for their importance in preserving and providing access to cultural heritage. The presentation then explains the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) Model. 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. By participating in dLOC, all partner institutions have their own institutional collection pages, providing information about their institution and collections, and partners share materials that they select. Critically, dLOC members also retain all rights to their materials and only grant permissions to share and have the materials preserved through dLOC. This permissions-based model is essential to support visibility without having to compromise on rights to each institution’s materials. dLOC is a powerful model for how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions can partner together for individual and shared benefits, ensuring representation online, preventing erasure, and supporting cultural impacts alone and as they cascade to political, economic, and social impacts.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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The Promise of Digital Libraries Against the Perils of Erasure www.dloc.com Laurie N. Taylor University of Florida, Digital Humanities Librarian Brooke Wooldridge Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), Program Director

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Representation "If it's not online, people don't know it exists."

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Representation Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man

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Collaborative Solutions Dr. Eric E. Williams

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Collaborative Solutions Birth and evolution of dLOC

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Digital Libraries

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dLOC Model dLOC Partners with Collections Online Partner Training Technical Infrastructure Institutional Support

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Digital Scholarship Digital Scholarship

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Cultural Representation

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Online Exhibits

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Importance of Archives Online

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Yellow Milkmaid Culture is Social, Political and Economic: "The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid"

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Cultural, Social, Political, and Economic Power of Libraries Cultural, Social, Political, Economic