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Digital Library Initiatives in the Caribbean and the dLOC
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Digital Library Initiatives in the Caribbean and the Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC )
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Shamin Renwick Faculty Liaison Librarian, Alma Jordan Library The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago June 17, 2012 SALALM LVII Conference Digital Library Initiatives in the Caribbean and the dLOC 1

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Outline 2 Defining digital libraries Challenges in the Caribbean Current Digital Library Initiatives dLOC

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In 1952, Dr. Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, envisioned: (a collection of all libraries in the region) that would collections as the British Museum, the Bibliothque Nationale it may be possible at some time in the future to 3

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Defining Digital Libraries Digital initiatives: digital libraries, digital repositories and digital archives A digital library not merely an automated library, or access to bibliographic electronic resources or simply having a library website Digital libraries build on and supplement basic library functions manage large amounts of information in diverse electronic format (text, audio, video etc) increase access to materials in terms of time available and in terms of quantity provide for preservation of material 4

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Some Challenges in the Caribbean 5 Funding and lack of resources Usage of materials Intellectual Property (IP) and copyright issues Legal issues authenticity and veracity of digital objects Staffing and technical expertise Intellectual and ethical issues in selecting resources Should be distinguished from web search engines i.e. should add value to web resources

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Current Digital Library Initiatives 6

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The Caribbean Digital Library Part of the Caribbean Knowledge Management P ortal (CKMP) at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean Links to Caribbean documents related to planning already available on the web Content organised in 27 broad subject headings Contains about 5000 items with about 400 added annually Uses open source software, Plone 7

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ILO Caribbean Digital Library Access to key full text ILO publications and documents which focus on labour and workplace issues of the Caribbean region. 25 Subject areas are represented and includes: labour and employment industrial relations decent work small enterprise development gender HIV/AIDS labour market information 9

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Voyages Digital Library 11 Launched on the web in 2004 as part of the South Atlantic Digital project Includes Documents from the 16 th 17 th and 18 th centuries For the Corsario document traveled to Spain and received permission from the Minister of Culture to digitize holdings from their Viejes de los Obispos collection. Has a complicated history and the programming is unique. The software is proprietary . developed by programmer, Elena Lyderman and definitely not out of the box or replicable without consent. Items will be added and the prototype will be turned into a full scale model this year.

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La Biblioteca Digital Puertorriquea (BDP) BDP (Puerto Rican Heritage Digital Library) launched in February 2007 based at the University of Puerto Rico Is a digital archive of primary sources valuable artwork comprising various cartoons, posters, drawings, photographs, maps, manuscripts, books etc. Includes archival photographs from the newspaper El Mundo (published from 1919 to 1990 and holds 1.2 million photographs) About 16,000 items Uses CONTENTdm 13

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Trinidad and Tobago Digital Library Started around 2006 Uses WINISIS and Greenstone There are over 20 collections with more than 40,000 items 15

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The Virtual Health Library (VHL) PAHO WHO, together with BIREME provide open access to full text health related publications from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), in several regional open access portals within the Virtual Health Library (VHL) Includes LILACS database 166,957 documents from 15 countries of LAC SciELO Scientific Electronic Library Online articles from 748 peer review journals from 12 countries of the region Sustainable Development and Health coll ection 51,180 documents from 15 countries of LAC Launched in 1998 17

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MANIOC Bibliotheque Numerique Caribe Amazone Plateau Guyanes Launched in 2009 Developed by the Universit des Antilles et de la Guyane Contains info on the Caribbean, the Amazon, the Guyana Plateau and regions or areas of interest related to these territories. Contains thousands of materials: digitized texts, audio, video and iconographic references to cultural, social, economic or political historical events. Provides open access to heritage and to scientific information. Including journals ( Etudes Caribennes Archiplies ) specialized databases (Caribbean pharmacopea TRAMIL and Slaves of French Guyana ) 19

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La Banque Numrique des Patrimoines Martiniquais (BNMP ) Launched in October 2010 by the Conseil Gnral de la Martinique andDirection des Affaires culturelles Provides access to extensive archival material on the cultural heritage and history of Martinique, includes the slave records of Martinique monuments, landmarks or remarkable architectural achievements archeological collections of the Muse dpartemental prcolombienne It also provides virtual exhibitions or albums on selected topics of historical or artistic interest. In 2012, it will be updated with significant new contents and new features. 21

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UWI Space Launched by The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus Libraries in 2008 Includes both digital collections and an institutional repository Uses open source software, Dspace Over 11,850 items available 23

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UWI Mona Library Digital Collection Uses the commercial software, CONTENTdm Over 4,900 items in 10 collections including UWI historical photos, Cousins Hereward Postcards, Erna Brodber Elsa Govia and Roger Mais Collections About 550 full text documents from the Edward Seaga Collection (over 40,000 pages) via the OPAC over 7, 000 digitized exam papers via OPAC 100 heavily used docu ments in the Reserve Books Collection (totaling 2, 700 pages) 9

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Repositorio Digital de la Estacin Experimental Agrcola 29 Digital Repository of the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES ) at the University of Puerto Rico, M ayagez Campus Contains about 1,182 items Funded by H.W. Wilson Foundation

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Digital Repository of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Provides access to about 200 items contains mainly research by UPR. Uses Dspace software Started in 2007. Currently developing collections 31

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dLOC The Digital Library of the Caribbean 33

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About the dLOC Started in 2004 at the ACURIL conference that year An open access, multi institutional, multi lingual international digital library Provides enhanced electronic access to physically dispersed collections and to rare and unique items : cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials in archives, private collections and repositories from 29 partners As of May 2012 there are over 7 million pages 343,685 total items which make up 122,648 different titles For this year, 55,389 items added in 23,770 titles 35

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dLOC partners 36

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Usage 2009 over 6 million hits 2010 1,298,224 pages of content With an average of about 80,000 hits per month, Hits ranged from 56,000 to 133,000 a month 37 DATE 2006 May 2012 Total Views Visits Title Views Items Views TOTAL 66,318,556 7,615,099 1,477,949 52,992,536

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Features user/researcher friendly A trilingual interface (English/ Espaol / Franais ) Intuitive navigation Multiple views for all items e.g. page images, zoomable images, pdf downloads, Flash 360 0 views, Google maps, thumbnails of all covers Allows Google and other search engines to retrieve content on dLOC Searching by topical collections and by Geographic titles (countries, partner collections, publishers, subject) 39

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More Features user/researcher friendly 40 Advanced, faceted, map and full text search capability Browsing by creator/contributor Access to a MyLibrary Access to Bookshelves Ability to save searches and to share content using social media

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High level of digitization support 41 dLOC Toolkit Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard ( METS) editor mydLOC interface Provides free digital preservation for partner items which are submitted for housing dLOC ( UF) bears the cost of the technological development and training Strengthening of local digitization projects in individual countries Provides a digital asset management system Provides external back up for digital files

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Successful Attributes of dLOC Builds Trust through Collaborative Governance and Partnerships US Caribbean collaboration Builds Trust with Collaborative Collection Building E.g. partners retain ownership of the material they provide Has Policy to Manage Copyright Issues The holding institutions retain all rights to the resources and only grant dLOC non exclusive digital distribution rights for non commercial educational use. Has Secured Substantial Funding Currently, has commitments from 11 institutions in the US and Caribbean to provide $53,750 annually 42

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Successful attributes continued Has Extensive Technical Support and Training Helps partners to acquire funding both for state of the art digitization equipment and provides on site training from its expert staff Has Strategies for Increasing Usage Treats project with a library perspective, focusing on usage, conducts usability studies Has Intensive Outreach Efforts Promotes papers, presentations on the dLOC internationally Introduce dLOC as a classroom teaching tool; has teaching guides Maintains Strong links dLOC coordinator travels a lot, attends Caribbean Conferences, networks extensively Builds Trust with Humanitarian Efforts Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative raised over $12,000 in donations, $8,000 in grants, and delivered computers and archival boxes valued at $30,000 43

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Closing Comments 44 To a large extent digital libraries are flourishing in the Caribbean The dLOC has been growing and strengthening over the years, providing invaluable service This presentation was an update of a much more detailed paper published in 2011

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References Digital Library of the Caribbean. Accessed Jun 3, 2012. http://www.dloc.com Digital Library of the Caribbean Newsletter No. 3, 2011/2012 Renwick, Shamin Caribbean Digital Library Initiatives in the 21 st Century: the Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC Alexandria 22 (1): 1 18 Collaborative Digital Collections: Caribbean Solutions for Effective Resource Building and Successful Partnerships Satellite Conference: Acquisition and Collection Development Section, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, 10 11 August 2011. Accessed June 3, 2012. http://www.library.mcgill.ca/ifla stthomas/papers/rogers_2011.pdf. 45

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Thank you for your attention A note of thanks is due to all our colleagues who so willingly shared information about their projects to make the presentation possible. Presenter: Shamin Renwick E mail: shamin.renwick@sta.uwi.edu 46


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