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D IGITAL L IBRARY OF THE C ARIBBEAN | 2012 2013 Newsletter Number 4

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Page | 1 diverse partners serve an international community of scholars, students, and people s by working together to preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials in a common web space with a multilingual interface. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and circum Caribbean that provide s users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections. dLOC comprises collections that speak to the similarities and differences in histories, cultures, languages and governmental s ystems. Hatienne des Frres de l'Instruction Chrtienne, Bibliothque Hatienne des Pres du St Esprit, Bibliot h que Nationale Hati Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba Jos Mart, Biblioteca Fidel Mndez Nnez de la Universidad APEC, Biblioteca Rafael Herrera Cabral de PUCMM, Belize National Library, Brown University John Hay Library, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Caribbean Information Resource Network, Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions, Centro de Apoyo a la Investigacin de Yucatn, The College of The Bahamas, Cuban Genealogy Club, Educa Vision Inc., Duke University Libraries, Florida International University, Florida State University, Fundacin Global Democracia y Desarrollo, HistoryMiami, KITLV, National Library of Jamaica, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami, Univers ity of the Netherlands Antilles, Universidad de Oriente, University of Puerto Rico University of South Florida, University of the Virgin Islands, WIDECAST Executive Members: Florida International University Libraries, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida Libraries Sustaining Members: Florida International University Latin American and Caribbean Center, University o f Virgin Islands, University of the Netherlands Antilles Supporting Members: Belize National Library of Heritage Service, Duke University, New York University Contributing Members: Brown University John Hay Library, CARICOM Secretariat, National Archive s of Haiti Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean, Florida International University Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian University of Florida Libraries Mark Sullivan, Digital Development and Web Services U niversity of Florida Libraries Lourdes Santamara Wheeler, Exhibits Coordinator University of Florida Libraries Rose Nicholson, Digital Library of the Caribbean, Florida International University M ISSION P URPOSE AND V ISION D IGITAL L IBRARY OF THE C ARIBBEAN P ARTNER I NSTITUTIONS D IGITAL L IBRARY OF THE C ARIBBEAN M EMBER I NSTITUTIONS N EWSLETTER E DITORIAL C OMMITTEE

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Page | 2 The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) will celebrate a very important milestone in 2014. The founding dLOC partners officially established the Digital Library of the Caribbean on July 17, 2004 at a Planning Committee at a meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The foundi ng partners included the Archives Nationale d'Hati; Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM); National Library of Jamaica; La Fundacin Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE); Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela; University of the Virgin Islands; Florid a International University; University of Central Florida; and the University of Florida under the leadership of Erich Kesse, Judith Rogers and Catherine Marsicek. Techn ological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) program enabled dLOC partners to build the necessary technology and community infrastructure to create an internationally recognized open source, freely accessible digital library that provides access and digital preservation for Caribbean research materials. dLOC has grown from the initial nine partners to over 35 partner s and provides access to nearly 2 million pages of content. To date, dLOC has registered over 30 million page views and in 2013 the monthly average page views top 1.5 million. dLOC worked to find alternative sources of funding. The project partners and host institutions would continue to provide in kind support, but dLOC needed additional fundi ng to support partner projects, training, promotion and technical development. Florida International University Libraries assumed the cost of the dLOC Program Director and the University of Florida continued to support the dLOC technology and archiving co sts. dLOC instituted a membership structure that allowed libraries that benefit from access to the collections to support the collaborative. Within the first year of membership campaign efforts in 2011 2012, 11 institutions joined as dLOC partners In 2 012 2013, 13 institutional members supported dLOC. To leverage the institutional and membership support of dLOC, we continue to sec ure grants and private funding f o r specific projects. The dLOC p a rtners continue to add new c ontent to the digital library: 6,188 items and 163,000 pages of content were added from July 2012 to June 2013 For example, using local funding partner contributions include the Observador from the National Library of Aruba photos from the National Archives of Haiti and government documents from National Library of Haiti, d LOC AT A G LANCE Photo of the pre planning meeting in San Juan Puerto Rico. Available: dloc.com/UF00093611/00006

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Page | 3 Boys in Uniform by Vital Wagler from the FIU Frost dLOC Collection (above) El Mundo f rom the University of Puerto Rico Collection (left) declassified documents from CARICOM, Cuban census information from the Cuban Genealogy Club, Rainbow Alliance of The Bahamas from the Caribbean Information Resource Network, nursing materials from the College of The Bahamas, materials related to the Guantanamo Naval Base from the Guantanamo Public Memory Project, rare Caribbean materials from the HistoryMiami museum, British Parliamentary documents from the U niversity of Central Florida, newspapers from the University of Puerto Rico and cultural materials from the University of the Netherlands Antilles. The University of Florida Latin American Collection and Special Collections continue to add many materials f rom their collections. And, n ew collaborations with the Law Library Microfilm Consortium (LLMC) the National Library of Jamaica with funding from the UF Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere and the FIU Technology Fee all supported the creation o f new content for dLOC Some key new additions to dLOC The Angelus from the Belize National Library Observador from the National Library of Aruba El Mundo from the University of Puerto Rico fro m the National Library of Jamaica Caribbean Review from Florida International University Declassified documents from the CARICOM Secretariat Materials collected by the Guantanamo Public Memory Project Photos of Public Works 1918 1945 from the National Arc hives of Haiti Haitian Artwork from the Frost Museum and Artist Interviews from the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University Diverse genders and sexualities from the Caribbean Information Resource Network Panama Canal materials from the Panama Canal Museum and the University of Florida dLOC Day 2014 The Executive Board established a dLOC Day to be held during National Library Week, April 13 19, 2014. dLOC invites its partners and members to take this opportunity to schedule an event and promote your dLOC collections and those available from other dLOC partners locally. If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact dloc@fiu.edu Share Your dLOC Story A L conference, dLOC is asking partners to answer a brief survey and create a short video (1 2 minutes) describing their experiences with dLOC Please join our group on Facebook! www.facebook.com/groups/76719774322

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Page | 4 dLOC continues to grow and collaborate with many different partners and institutions. Inside this newsletter we highlight a few of the key projects over the last year. If you would like to partner with dLOC or submit an article for publication, please contac t us at dloc@fiu.edu Table of Contents Page 2 Digitizing the Observador Graciela Nedd Cheng About Face Jamaica Exhibit University of the Netherlands Antilles University of the Virgin Islands Training Seminar National Archives of Haiti Public Works Negatives Digitization Project Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars The Panama Canal University of the Netherlan ds Antilles DediCa Page 5 Collaborative Funding Model 2012 2013 Institutional Members Current Grant Funded Projects Page 8 Online Training Partner Resources THAT Camp dLOC Technical Support Visits Teacher Training Workshop Teaching Activities Rose Nicholson Page 9 About the SOBEKCM Software Online Quality Control Now Available Other New Features and Enhancements Page 11 Page 12 Create Commons License Executive Board Scholarly Advisory Board Page 13 Page 15 .. Page 17 W HAT S I NSIDE

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Page | 5 Digitizing the Observador By Graciela Nedd Cheng The Observador was a weekly newspaper, which started first in 1935, with local and international highlights of the week, sports, religion, literature and more Unfortunately without any known motives, it stopped being published after many years, but in 1961 a group of youngsters took the initiative to revive the interest of the public for a weekly newsletter. When looking for some information regardin g a certain topic, I stumbled upon this newspaper and found a lot of valuable information regarding the history of Aruba in Papiamento. This was one of the reasons I started to digitalize this paper ; the other motive was the condition of the documents. Acc ording to my colleagues, a lot of researchers are using the Observador for their publications, which was of course noticeable given the state of the papers Besides the Observador, we also scanned a coupl e of our governmental bulletins like Aruba; noticie ro oficial di Gobierno (Insular) and Aruba; orgaan van de Voorlichtingsdienst van het Eilandgebied Aruba Using our flatbed Epson Expression 10000 XL, we started with the project slowly but surely. Fortunately the newspaper was just big enough that 2 pages could be scanned simultaneously. Flipping the pages, straightening, cropping, editing if necessary, saving in TIFF is a very tedious job for one person alone to do, but we managed. Uploading the scanned publications to the dLOC website, was another challenge we encountered. It takes between 5 10 minutes per page to be uploaded to the website, not to mention, nothing can be done in between on the PC, otherwise it would take longer or freeze the computer and then we have to start all over again. At t he end we found a solution for having all our scanned pages uploaded to the Digital Library of the Caribbean, which now can be view ed www.dloc.com/ibna About Face About Face revisits Jamaica's first exhibition to tour Europe after gaining independence in 1962. Use this site to view its images, review the original catalogue and understand the context of Face of Jamaica almost fifty years ago. Curated by Dr. Petrine Archer and Claudia Hucke with funding and exhibit creation by Loudes Santamaria Wheeler. N EW C OLLABORATIONS AND P ROJECTS

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Page | 6 University of the Virgin Islands Training Seminar To support the ongoing participation from the US Virgin Islands, dLOC co founder Judith Rogers and her team at the University of the Virgin Islands organized the first dLOC partner training in St. Croix on January 17 18, 2013. The workshop, Digitization and Project Planning for Digital Libraries, l ed by dLOC Application Engineer and Digital Curation Director Mark Sullivan, reached nearly 30 librarians and library staff thanks to the work of the UVI team. Later in the year, UVI librarian Ashley Till participated in the extensive dLOC partner training in Florida. We are looking forward to great new updates to the UVI partner collection in dLOC. University of Puerto Rico and El Mundo Newspaper Digitization Together with the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), dLOC proposed the digitization of the 1936 issues of El Mundo an important Puerto Rican newspaper published from 1919 1990. The proposal has now been funded by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) The 1936 issues of El Mundo will add to the ever growing collection of Puerto Rican material available in dLOC for the world. UPR and the University of Florida received funding for a joint proposal from the US National Digital Newspaper P rogram for the years up to 1923. The National Digital Newspaper Program Grant for $325,000 will digitize newspapers from Puerto Rico and Florida, with the digital newspapers going into several repositories including dLOC In addition to worldwide users, many scholars have specifically requested and recommended more materials from Puerto Rico for digitization for use in teaching and research. With so much rk together, drawing resources from various sources, to enable digital preservation and access for El Mundo See all currently available issues of El Mundo an d all new issues as they load here: http://www.dloc.com/CA03599022 National Archives of Haiti Public Works Negatives Digitization Project The Digital Department at the National Archives of Haiti under the direction of Bernado Alexis, continues to digitize negatives from a collection of over 5,000 black and white photographs held by the archives that date from 1918 to 1945. In January of 2012, new equipment and processes greatly increased the te for scanning negatives

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Page | 7 To learn more about the process for digitizing these negatives, please see the online guide created by Mark Sullivan for the training available in English and French. EOS Camera Quick Guide: www.dloc.com/AA00009691 The collection contains images of public buildings before and after restoration, public works, monuments, and the visits of U.S. Presidents and other officials. Currently, approximately 2,000 of the negatives have been digitized and are available online. Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars: Publishing Roundtable dLOC presented for the second time at the ACWWS conference in Paramaribo, Suriname, on a publishing roundtable at the conference from May 8 terest in the diverse group represented at the conference. dLOC also hosts the ACWWS journal, MaComere T he Panama Canal Preserving a Legacy, Celebrating a Centennial, Leveraging an Extraordinary Human Achievement The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida has agreed to collections. With Institute for Museums and Library Sciences support, the Librar ies will collaborate with the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Studies, and many other partners to increase public understanding of the importance and scope of the transferred c ollections and to build dialog and best practices for library museum partnerships and transfers of collections and other institutional assets.

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Page | 8 dLOC Collaborative Funding Model Thanks to the support of both institutions and individuals, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) continues to develop as a premier international collection of Caribbean research resources. With 35 cont ent contributing partners and 24 financially su pporting memberships since 2011, dLOC has continued to provide access to new research resources and improved functionality for its users worldwide. Membership dues are pooled to cover the technical infrastructure costs, partner training and the developme nt and promotion of the collections; contributions enable us to better plan for the continued success of the project. I n fiscal year 2013 2014 an increasing share of dLOC operations w ill depend on member support: $3 5,000 of the $165,000 dLOC operating bu dget will come from member dues. We need your help to reach our goal of 25 institutional members and 100 personal/corporate members by the summer of See more information online in the dloc.com/info/members or the dloc.com/info/giving 2012 2013 Institutional Members dLOC recognizes the important support from the following institutional memb ers. This support ensures that dLOC is able to continue supporting dLOC partners and providing open access to Caribbean research resources. Executive dLOC Members: Florida International University Libraries, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida Libraries Sustaining dLOC Member: Florida International University Latin American and Caribbean Center, University of Virgin Islan ds, University of the Netherlands Antilles Supporting dLOC Members: Belize National Library of Heritage Service, Duke University, New York University Contributing dLOC Members: Brown University John Hay Library, CARICOM, National Archives of Haiti Spec ial Gift : The Council of State University Libraries made a donation to dLOC in honor of former Florida International University Library Dean and dLOC host institution representative Laura Probst. Individual Members continue to provide an important source of support for dLOC training, content creation and general development. Please consider supporting dLOC as personal member and ensure that dLOC will continue to add new content and support its partners. F UNDING

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Page | 9 Current Grant Funded Projects Several successful grant funded projects are adding new content and dLOC is creating its own dLOC Seed Grant program to suppor t dLOC partners in new projects such as: Florida and Puerto Rico Newspaper Project, 2013 2015 (NDNP) (University of Florida & University of Puerto Rico) Preserving a Legacy, Celebrating a Centennial, Leveraging an 2015 (IMLS, awarded) (Uni versity of Florida) Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture (NEH, 2012 2015) (University of Florida & Duke) Latin American Research Resources El Mundo newspaper from Puerto Rico 2014 (LARRP, awarded) (Florida International University & University of Puerto Rico) Special thanks go to these funders: National Endowment for the Humanities, Latin American Research Resources Project, Florid a International University Technology Fee Grant, Green Family Foundation, University of Florida Libraries Mini Grants and the University of Florida Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Library Enhancement Grants. Online Training While face to face training is vital for the continued success of dLOC, limited funding requires the dLOC team to develop more robust online t raining opportunities. We continue to build upon the collection of dLOC online training resources and we are working to create more online opportunities for partner and user training. Partners Resources partners, even more people are interested in and benefit from using dLOC. To support partners in outreach, promotion, and user training for dLOC, many dLOC partners have created resources. Those resources are also available in dLOC, with link s from the bot t om of the organizational page: http://www.dloc.com/bylaw Some of the re sources include: dLOC User Guide dLOC FAQ dLOC iPhone App Training presentations & Guides Prior grant proposals Teaching guides D LOC T RAINING AND O UTREACH DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS (PHPI)

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Page | 10 THAT Camp Caribe In November, 2012, dLOC presented at the THAT Camp Caribe in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and connected with a new project working on TEI This project called the Early Caribbean Digital Archive is led by Northeastern University dLOC Partners shared experiences at the Association of Caribbean University Research and Institutional Libraries meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. dLOC Technical Support Visits On site dLOC training and support helped to move projects forward in Curacao, Haiti and the US Virgin Islands. And, f or the first time, several dLOC partners came together in Miami, Gainesville and St. Augustine, Florida for a dLOC A dvanced Topics Training ( picture to the right ). Many of the materials for this training are available online: dLOC Training Slides: http://dloc.com/AA00016215 Miami Presentations: http://dloc.com/AA00016149 Teacher Training Workshop Using Digital Resources to Examine Race and Teach the Region The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University (FIU) in collaboration with Miami Dade County Public Schools and the Digital Library of the Caribbean presented a Teacher Training Workshop on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, on us ing digital resources to teach race and the region. Professor Jorge Duany, Director of the Cuban Research Institute at FIU and Brooke Wooldridge, Program Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean, to a group of Miami Dade teachers organized by Sher rilyn Scott, Ed.D., Supervisor of the Division of Social Sciences at Miami Dade County Public Schools Teaching Activities Using dLOC in Political Science and International Relations Courses Contributed by Rose Nicholson Building upon on existing teaching tools, i nstructors will now have access to view a series of Political Science and International Relations sample assignment on dLOC These resources, created by Tiffany Bryant, Ph.D. with support from the FIU Technology Fee Grant show how dLOC h as become an essential resource tool in the academic experience of scholars and students. The guidelines illustrate how educators can incorporate the use of DLOC in their research assignments to better inform pupils who need fast and accurate access to the historical, cultural and economic facts about the Caribbean nations. By using the dLOC website to search background information and materials relevant to the Caribbean regions, students and scholars can narrow their searches to focus on more specific fact s on political events, socio economic

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Page | 11 researches. Additionally, the teaching activities are examples of in class or online assignments for individual or grou p projects and can be cited by using the convenient citation links available on the DLOC pages. Whether the curriculum is focused on perspective and analysis to evaluate Caribbean nation leaders or on comparative analysis to compare the styles, actions, an d results of the Caribbean nation leaders, DLOC enables narrow searches to save time. At the u niversity level, class activities can be focused on assignments applicable to the following courses: Resources available here: http://dloc.com/teach/results/?t=bryant Introduction to Comparative Politics Authoritarians and Democrats Political Violence and Revolutions History of US Latin American Relations Latin American Politics About the SobekCM Software dLOC is powered by the SobekCM open source software, which was created for dLOC and with collaboration among dLOC partners. More highlights on recent SobekCM software enhancements are available: http://www.dloc.com/sobekcm/development/highlights and the SobekCM email list supports discussion on SobekCM and tools: SOBEKCM DISCUSS@googlegroups.com Online Quality Control (QC) Now Available Quality control is now online in beta mode, allowing select users to create chapters, name pages, swap pages, and a variety of other options directl y in the online interface. This removes the step for external users of having to use the METS Editor and allows anyone to easily create structural metadata for an item. Other New Features and Enhancements Enhanced Display: Item Interface and Thumbnail Vie w o The enhanced item interface uses a bar with links to citation, page image, zoomable, and other views instead of tabs for a cleaner and faster loading interface, and one that is a better optimizer for users on mobile and tablet devices. The Thumbnail View is now enhanced for a cleaner and more beautiful display than before, and users can now select the thumbnail size. Upgrade to fully HTML5 T ECHNOLOGY U PDATES DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS (PHPI)

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Page | 12 Learning Object Metadata Schema Support o Added for learning objects to already extremely rich metadata support: http://dloc.com/AA00014734/00001/pdf TEI Support o TEI support now in place and will facilitate dLOC partnering with the new project the Early Caribbean Digital Archive Enhanced Streaming Video Support o YouTube, and new internal streaming video server Schema.org microdata; COINS and UnAPI support for bibliographic software Enhancements Underway: Djatoka and Open Layers EAD enhancements Searching by date (and date facets by decade, year, and date) Ability to add coordinates by placing markers on a Google Map display At the 201 3 dLOC Partner Meeting at the ACURIL conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico several people and institutions were recognized for their support of dLOC in 2012 2013 Category Awardee Innovation Margo Groenewoud, Edwin Korstjens and Yunette Ancieta, University of the Netherlands Antilles Mark Sullivan, University of Florida Persistence Sandra Barker, CARICOM Secretariat Luc Steve Honore, National Library of Haiti Graciela Nedd Chang, Aruba National Library Digital Humanities Liz Sevcenko, Guantamo Bay Public Memory Project Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Nicole Aljoe, Northeastern University Behind the Scenes Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, National Archives of Haiti Judith Rogers, University of the Virgin Islands Barry Baker, University of Central Florida Best Design Claudia Hucke, Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts Petrine Archer, Cornell University d LOC A WARDS

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Page | 13 G OVERNANCE Community Outreach Jorge Duany, Florida International University Sherilyn Scott, Miami Dade County Public Schools Emerging Scholar Megan Raitano, University of Florida Digital Archivist Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, National Library of Cuba Nancy Machado, National Library of Cuba Lillian Guerra, University of Florida Margarita Vargas Betancourt, University of Florida Libraries Collaboration Bernado Alexis, National Archives of Haiti Holly Ackerman D uke University Libraries Instruction Rhonda Cobham Sander, University of Massachusetts Amherst Donette Francis, University of Miami Leah Rosenberg, University of Florida Most Accessed El Mundo 267,000 hits University of Puerto Rico Abaconian 110,000 hits Guyana Chronicle 110,000 hits Directorio telefonico de Cuba 513,000 hits University of Florida Caribbeana 178,000 hits University of Florida Livre bleu d'Ha ti: 1919 1920 60,000 hits National Library of Haiti Dictionary of Bahamian English 22,000 The College of The Bahamas These titles continue at the top of the items accessed, but were not reco gnized this year. Diario de la Marina and Le Nouvelliste University of Florida Aruba Esso News National Library of Aruba Panama Canal Spillway : el Canal de Panam Spillway Panama Canal Museum Jamaica Journal Institute of Jamaica Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Catalog Records New original catalog records from the University of Florida library collections added to dLOC carry the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication This new policy ensures that the records remain free and openly accessible into the future. The records are considered public domain with unrestricted downstream use for any purpose. The following MARC 588 field (Source of Description Note) is now added to new records contributed to WorldCat. 588::|a This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic

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Page | 14 record, has waived all righ ts to its worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. We encourage dLOC partners to consider add ing a similar note to their records contributed to dLOC. If you are interested in adding this designation to your records, please contact dloc@fiu.edu and the dLOC technical team can add the note to your records. More information online here: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/catmet/creativecommons.html Executive Board Meeting The dLOC Executive Board met on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 7:00 8:30 am in San Juan, Puerto Rico to discuss the past year 2014 ; i n addition to the new collaborative funding structure, project governance and board elections and the revision of the dLOC by laws to adapt to the transition from grant funding to more diverse sources. We are seeking nominations for three new Executive Bo ard members. Please volunteer to support the dLOC Executive Board Members Chair: Margo Groenewoud, Director, University of the Netherlands Antilles Library Vice Chair: Barry Baker, Director of Libraries, University of Central Florida Secretary: Sandra Barker, Caribbean Community Member: Dulce Mara Nez de Taveras, Director, Biblioteca, Pontificia Universidad Madre y Maestra Member: Astrid Britten, Director, Aruba Na tional Library Member: Joy Ysaguirre, Chief Librarian, Belize National Library Service and Information System Positions open: 3 regular members Host Institution : Vicki Silvera, Head of Special Collections, Green Library, Fl orida International University and Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida dLOC Institutional Member Representative: pending election Scholarly Advisory Board Chair: Marifeli Perez Stable, Interim Director of the Latin American & Caribbean Center, Fl orida International University Past Chair (non voting): Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, Director, Archives Nationales d'Hati Judith Rogers, Manager, Library and Faculty Technology Services, Univ of the Virgin Islands Scholarly Advisory Board The Scholarly Advisory Board, comprised of academics and professionals in the fields of Caribbean studies and digital libraries, provides guidance on collection development, collection accessibility, and technical issues. If you are interested in supporti ng the continued growth of dLOC and its role in digital scholarship, we will soon open a new call for Advisory Board members. Please consider serving in this important leadership role.

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Page | 17 Pu blications "Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)." By Laurie N. Taylor, Brooke Wooldridge, Lourdes Santamara Wheeler, Mark V. Sullivan, Benjamin Hebblethwaite, & Megan Raitano. Library Publishing Toolkit (2013). Available: www.dloc.com/AA00016370 Presentations ACURIL Conference: Knowledge Territories San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 6 10, 2013 Training: dLOC and the Caribbean Knowledge Commons: Online Tools for Digital Curation, myDLOC tools for adding new materials and myDLOC bookshelves and other user tools Judith Roge rs, University of the Virgin Islands Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Presentation: DediCA: Customizing the SOBEKCM Irwin Korstjens, University of the Netherlands Antilles Poster Title: Applied Learning Strategies and Library Collaboration: The Guantnamo Public Memory Project Creators: Laurie Taylor, Julia Thomas, Liz Sevcenko, Brooke Wooldridge and Jorge Haces Caribbe an Studies Association: The Emergence of the Digital Humanities as a Comprehensive Approach to the Caribbean Grand Anse, Grenada, June 3 7, 2013 Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Nicole Aljoe, Northeastern University Leah Rosenberg, Associate Professor of English, University of Florida Liesl Picard, Associate Director, Latin American & Caribbean Center, Florida International University Society of Florida Archivists : Viva SFA at 30: An Archival Celebration Tallahassee, Florida, May 7 10, 2013 Collaborative Approaches to Sustainable Archives: The View from Florida Natalie Baur, University of Miami Libraries Althea Silvera, Florida International University Special Collections Margarita Vargas Betancourt, Caribbean Basin Librarian, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director S ELECT P RESENTATIONS

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Page | 18 Video for the UF Research Computing Video Series, University of Florida Gainesville, FL: May 2013: Library of the Caribbean (dLOC ) and Research www. dloc.com/AA00015100 www. dloc.com/AA00015101 Filming and all video work led by Tim Sorel. State wide Government Documents Digitization Project Gainesville, FL: University of Florida. March 25 27, 2013 "Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and Collaborative Digital Pr ograms for Government Docume nts Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director dLOC Training Curaao: University of the Netherlands Antilles March 20 22, 2013 "UNA Digital Learning Material Project" Mark Sullivan, Digital Development and Web Coordinator, University of Florida Libraries THATCamp Florida Orlando, Florida, February 15 16, 2013 Presentation on dLOC Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida dLOC Training US Virgin Islands Jan. 17 18, 2013 "Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) Training on digitization theory and practice and mana gement of digitization projects Mark Sullivan, Digital Development and Web Coordinator, University of Florida Libraries INKE Birds of a Fea ther Gathering: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices Havana, Cuba, December 9 16 2012 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Margarita Vargas Betancourt, Car ibbean Basin Librarian, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director ThatCamp Caribe Mayaguez Puerto Rico, November 12 14, 2012 Digital Library of the Caribbean Workshop Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director

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Page | 19 West Indian Literature Conference: Imagined Nations, 50 Years Later Reflections on Independence and Federation in the Caribbean Miami, FL, October 11 13, 2012 Leah Rosenberg, University of Florida Digital Preservation 2012 Conference Washington DC, July 24, 2012 A case study Laurie Taylor, Mark Sullivan, Lois Widmer, Lourdes Santa maria Wheeler, University of Florida SALALM: Popular Culture: Arts and Social Change in Latin America St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, June 16 19, 2012 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Gayle Williams, Latin American and Caribbean Information Resource Librarian, Florida International University Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Co ordinator ACURIL: 365 Doors Opened on the Technological Information Revolution Petionville, Haiti, June 3 9, 2012 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, Unive rsity of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator Poster Presentation: The Digital Library of the Caribbean Haiti Projects Lourdes Santamara Wheeler, Exhibits Coordinator, University of Florida ribbean Fr. Andre Ernest Even, Director, FIC Library Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, Director, National Archives of Haiti Bernado Alexis, Head of Digitization, National Archives of Haiti Fenton Charles, Digitization Technician, National Archives of Haiti Marie France Guillaume, Library Assistant, FIC Library Marie Cerette Lubin, Library Assistant, FIC Library Caribbean Studies Association Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, May 28 June 1, 2012 Israel Alonso, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami Liesl B. Picard, Associate Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida Internati onal University Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator

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Page | 20 Latin American Studies Association: Toward a Third Century of Independence in Latin America San Francisco, California, May 23 26, 2012 nt: Collaboration to Save the Cultural Heritage in the Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars: The Caribbean, the Land and the May 8 12, 2012 Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator Upcoming Conferences THAT Camp Caribe 2 Casa de las Americas, November 4 7, 2013 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director The International Conference on Caribbean Liter ature University of Panama, Panama City, November 6 13, 2013 Leah Rosenberg, Associate Professor of English, University of Florida Margarita Vargas Betancourt, Caribbean Basin Librarian, University of Florida Haitian Studies Association Conference Karibe Convention Center, November 7 9, 2013 Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Launch of Haiti: An Island Luminous English version Litt le Haiti Cultural Center, December 6, 2013 Adam Silvia, Curator, Haiti: An Island Luminous Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Sponsored by the Green Family Foundation 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. For more information, go to www.dloc.com



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D IGITAL L IBRARY OF THE C ARIBBEAN | 2012 2013 Newsletter Number 4

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Page | 1 diverse partners serve an international community of scholars, students, and people s by working together to preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials in a common web space with a multilingual interface. The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and circum Caribbean that provide s users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections. dLOC comprises collections that speak to the similarities and differences in histories, cultures, languages and governmental s ystems. Hatienne des Frres de l'Instruction Chrtienne, Bibliothque Hatienne des Pres du St Esprit, Bibliot h que Nationale Hati Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba Jos Mart, Biblioteca Fidel Mndez Nnez de la Universidad APEC, Biblioteca Rafael Herrera Cabral de PUCMM, Belize National Library, Brown University John Hay Library, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Caribbean Information Resource Network, Caribbean Volunteer Expeditions, Centro de Apoyo a la Investigacin de Yucatn, The College of The Bahamas, Cuban Genealogy Club, Educa Vision Inc., Duke University Libraries, Florida International University, Florida State University, Fundacin Global Democracia y Desarrollo, HistoryMiami, KITLV, National Library of Jamaica, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami, Univers ity of the Netherlands Antilles, Universidad de Oriente, University of Puerto Rico University of South Florida, University of the Virgin Islands, WIDECAST Executive Members: Florida International University Libraries, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida Libraries Sustaining Members: Florida International University Latin American and Caribbean Center, University o f Virgin Islands, University of the Netherlands Antilles Supporting Members: Belize National Library of Heritage Service, Duke University, New York University Contributing Members: Brown University John Hay Library, CARICOM Secretariat, National Archive s of Haiti Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean, Florida International University Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian University of Florida Libraries Mark Sullivan, Digital Development and Web Services U niversity of Florida Libraries Lourdes Santamara Wheeler, Exhibits Coordinator University of Florida Libraries Rose Nicholson, Digital Library of the Caribbean, Florida International University M ISSION P URPOSE AND V ISION D IGITAL L IBRARY OF THE C ARIBBEAN P ARTNER I NSTITUTIONS D IGITAL L IBRARY OF THE C ARIBBEAN M EMBER I NSTITUTIONS N EWSLETTER E DITORIAL C OMMITTEE

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Page | 2 The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) will celebrate a very important milestone in 2014. The founding dLOC partners officially established the Digital Library of the Caribbean on July 17, 2004 at a Planning Committee at a meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The foundi ng partners included the Archives Nationale d'Hati; Caribbean Community Secretariat (CARICOM); National Library of Jamaica; La Fundacin Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE); Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela; University of the Virgin Islands; Florid a International University; University of Central Florida; and the University of Florida under the leadership of Erich Kesse, Judith Rogers and Catherine Marsicek. Techn ological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) program enabled dLOC partners to build the necessary technology and community infrastructure to create an internationally recognized open source, freely accessible digital library that provides access and digital preservation for Caribbean research materials. dLOC has grown from the initial nine partners to over 35 partner s and provides access to nearly 2 million pages of content. To date, dLOC has registered over 30 million page views and in 2013 the monthly average page views top 1.5 million. dLOC worked to find alternative sources of funding. The project partners and host institutions would continue to provide in kind support, but dLOC needed additional fundi ng to support partner projects, training, promotion and technical development. Florida International University Libraries assumed the cost of the dLOC Program Director and the University of Florida continued to support the dLOC technology and archiving co sts. dLOC instituted a membership structure that allowed libraries that benefit from access to the collections to support the collaborative. Within the first year of membership campaign efforts in 2011 2012, 11 institutions joined as dLOC partners In 2 012 2013, 13 institutional members supported dLOC. To leverage the institutional and membership support of dLOC, we continue to sec ure grants and private funding f o r specific projects. The dLOC p a rtners continue to add new c ontent to the digital library: 6,188 items and 163,000 pages of content were added from July 2012 to June 2013 For example, using local funding partner contributions include the Observador from the National Library of Aruba photos from the National Archives of Haiti and government documents from National Library of Haiti, d LOC AT A G LANCE Photo of the pre planning meeting in San Juan Puerto Rico. Available: dloc.com/UF00093611/00006

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Page | 3 Boys in Uniform by Vital Wagler from the FIU Frost dLOC Collection (above) El Mundo f rom the University of Puerto Rico Collection (left) declassified documents from CARICOM, Cuban census information from the Cuban Genealogy Club, Rainbow Alliance of The Bahamas from the Caribbean Information Resource Network, nursing materials from the College of The Bahamas, materials related to the Guantanamo Naval Base from the Guantanamo Public Memory Project, rare Caribbean materials from the HistoryMiami museum, British Parliamentary documents from the U niversity of Central Florida, newspapers from the University of Puerto Rico and cultural materials from the University of the Netherlands Antilles. The University of Florida Latin American Collection and Special Collections continue to add many materials f rom their collections. And, n ew collaborations with the Law Library Microfilm Consortium (LLMC) the National Library of Jamaica with funding from the UF Center for the Humanities & the Public Sphere and the FIU Technology Fee all supported the creation o f new content for dLOC Some key new additions to dLOC The Angelus from the Belize National Library Observador from the National Library of Aruba El Mundo from the University of Puerto Rico fro m the National Library of Jamaica Caribbean Review from Florida International University Declassified documents from the CARICOM Secretariat Materials collected by the Guantanamo Public Memory Project Photos of Public Works 1918 1945 from the National Arc hives of Haiti Haitian Artwork from the Frost Museum and Artist Interviews from the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University Diverse genders and sexualities from the Caribbean Information Resource Network Panama Canal materials from the Panama Canal Museum and the University of Florida dLOC Day 2014 The Executive Board established a dLOC Day to be held during National Library Week, April 13 19, 2014. dLOC invites its partners and members to take this opportunity to schedule an event and promote your dLOC collections and those available from other dLOC partners locally. If you would like to join the planning committee, please contact dloc@fiu.edu Share Your dLOC Story A L conference, dLOC is asking partners to answer a brief survey and create a short video (1 2 minutes) describing their experiences with dLOC Please join our group on Facebook! www.facebook.com/groups/76719774322

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Page | 4 dLOC continues to grow and collaborate with many different partners and institutions. Inside this newsletter we highlight a few of the key projects over the last year. If you would like to partner with dLOC or submit an article for publication, please contac t us at dloc@fiu.edu Table of Contents Page 2 Digitizing the Observador Graciela Nedd Cheng About Face Jamaica Exhibit University of the Netherlands Antilles University of the Virgin Islands Training Seminar National Archives of Haiti Public Works Negatives Digitization Project Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars The Panama Canal University of the Netherlan ds Antilles DediCa Page 5 Collaborative Funding Model 2012 2013 Institutional Members Current Grant Funded Projects Page 8 Online Training Partner Resources THAT Camp dLOC Technical Support Visits Teacher Training Workshop Teaching Activities Rose Nicholson Page 9 About the SOBEKCM Software Online Quality Control Now Available Other New Features and Enhancements Page 11 Page 12 Create Commons License Executive Board Scholarly Advisory Board Page 13 Page 15 .. Page 17 W HAT S I NSIDE

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Page | 5 Digitizing the Observador By Graciela Nedd Cheng The Observador was a weekly newspaper, which started first in 1935, with local and international highlights of the week, sports, religion, literature and more Unfortunately without any known motives, it stopped being published after many years, but in 1961 a group of youngsters took the initiative to revive the interest of the public for a weekly newsletter. When looking for some information regardin g a certain topic, I stumbled upon this newspaper and found a lot of valuable information regarding the history of Aruba in Papiamento. This was one of the reasons I started to digitalize this paper ; the other motive was the condition of the documents. Acc ording to my colleagues, a lot of researchers are using the Observador for their publications, which was of course noticeable given the state of the papers Besides the Observador, we also scanned a coupl e of our governmental bulletins like Aruba; noticie ro oficial di Gobierno (Insular) and Aruba; orgaan van de Voorlichtingsdienst van het Eilandgebied Aruba Using our flatbed Epson Expression 10000 XL, we started with the project slowly but surely. Fortunately the newspaper was just big enough that 2 pages could be scanned simultaneously. Flipping the pages, straightening, cropping, editing if necessary, saving in TIFF is a very tedious job for one person alone to do, but we managed. Uploading the scanned publications to the dLOC website, was another challenge we encountered. It takes between 5 10 minutes per page to be uploaded to the website, not to mention, nothing can be done in between on the PC, otherwise it would take longer or freeze the computer and then we have to start all over again. At t he end we found a solution for having all our scanned pages uploaded to the Digital Library of the Caribbean, which now can be view ed www.dloc.com/ibna About Face About Face revisits Jamaica's first exhibition to tour Europe after gaining independence in 1962. Use this site to view its images, review the original catalogue and understand the context of Face of Jamaica almost fifty years ago. Curated by Dr. Petrine Archer and Claudia Hucke with funding and exhibit creation by Loudes Santamaria Wheeler. N EW C OLLABORATIONS AND P ROJECTS

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Page | 6 University of the Virgin Islands Training Seminar To support the ongoing participation from the US Virgin Islands, dLOC co founder Judith Rogers and her team at the University of the Virgin Islands organized the first dLOC partner training in St. Croix on January 17 18, 2013. The workshop, Digitization and Project Planning for Digital Libraries, l ed by dLOC Application Engineer and Digital Curation Director Mark Sullivan, reached nearly 30 librarians and library staff thanks to the work of the UVI team. Later in the year, UVI librarian Ashley Till participated in the extensive dLOC partner training in Florida. We are looking forward to great new updates to the UVI partner collection in dLOC. University of Puerto Rico and El Mundo Newspaper Digitization Together with the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), dLOC proposed the digitization of the 1936 issues of El Mundo an important Puerto Rican newspaper published from 1919 1990. The proposal has now been funded by the Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP) The 1936 issues of El Mundo will add to the ever growing collection of Puerto Rican material available in dLOC for the world. UPR and the University of Florida received funding for a joint proposal from the US National Digital Newspaper P rogram for the years up to 1923. The National Digital Newspaper Program Grant for $325,000 will digitize newspapers from Puerto Rico and Florida, with the digital newspapers going into several repositories including dLOC In addition to worldwide users, many scholars have specifically requested and recommended more materials from Puerto Rico for digitization for use in teaching and research. With so much rk together, drawing resources from various sources, to enable digital preservation and access for El Mundo See all currently available issues of El Mundo an d all new issues as they load here: http://www.dloc.com/CA03599022 National Archives of Haiti Public Works Negatives Digitization Project The Digital Department at the National Archives of Haiti under the direction of Bernado Alexis, continues to digitize negatives from a collection of over 5,000 black and white photographs held by the archives that date from 1918 to 1945. In January of 2012, new equipment and processes greatly increased the te for scanning negatives

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Page | 7 To learn more about the process for digitizing these negatives, please see the online guide created by Mark Sullivan for the training available in English and French. EOS Camera Quick Guide: www.dloc.com/AA00009691 The collection contains images of public buildings before and after restoration, public works, monuments, and the visits of U.S. Presidents and other officials. Currently, approximately 2,000 of the negatives have been digitized and are available online. Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars: Publishing Roundtable dLOC presented for the second time at the ACWWS conference in Paramaribo, Suriname, on a publishing roundtable at the conference from May 8 terest in the diverse group represented at the conference. dLOC also hosts the ACWWS journal, MaComere T he Panama Canal Preserving a Legacy, Celebrating a Centennial, Leveraging an Extraordinary Human Achievement The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida has agreed to collections. With Institute for Museums and Library Sciences support, the Librar ies will collaborate with the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Studies, and many other partners to increase public understanding of the importance and scope of the transferred c ollections and to build dialog and best practices for library museum partnerships and transfers of collections and other institutional assets.

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Page | 8 dLOC Collaborative Funding Model Thanks to the support of both institutions and individuals, the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) continues to develop as a premier international collection of Caribbean research resources. With 35 cont ent contributing partners and 24 financially su pporting memberships since 2011, dLOC has continued to provide access to new research resources and improved functionality for its users worldwide. Membership dues are pooled to cover the technical infrastructure costs, partner training and the developme nt and promotion of the collections; contributions enable us to better plan for the continued success of the project. I n fiscal year 2013 2014 an increasing share of dLOC operations w ill depend on member support: $3 5,000 of the $165,000 dLOC operating bu dget will come from member dues. We need your help to reach our goal of 25 institutional members and 100 personal/corporate members by the summer of See more information online in the dloc.com/info/members or the dloc.com/info/giving 2012 2013 Institutional Members dLOC recognizes the important support from the following institutional memb ers. This support ensures that dLOC is able to continue supporting dLOC partners and providing open access to Caribbean research resources. Executive dLOC Members: Florida International University Libraries, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, University of Florida Libraries Sustaining dLOC Member: Florida International University Latin American and Caribbean Center, University of Virgin Islan ds, University of the Netherlands Antilles Supporting dLOC Members: Belize National Library of Heritage Service, Duke University, New York University Contributing dLOC Members: Brown University John Hay Library, CARICOM, National Archives of Haiti Spec ial Gift : The Council of State University Libraries made a donation to dLOC in honor of former Florida International University Library Dean and dLOC host institution representative Laura Probst. Individual Members continue to provide an important source of support for dLOC training, content creation and general development. Please consider supporting dLOC as personal member and ensure that dLOC will continue to add new content and support its partners. F UNDING

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Page | 9 Current Grant Funded Projects Several successful grant funded projects are adding new content and dLOC is creating its own dLOC Seed Grant program to suppor t dLOC partners in new projects such as: Florida and Puerto Rico Newspaper Project, 2013 2015 (NDNP) (University of Florida & University of Puerto Rico) Preserving a Legacy, Celebrating a Centennial, Leveraging an 2015 (IMLS, awarded) (Uni versity of Florida) Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture (NEH, 2012 2015) (University of Florida & Duke) Latin American Research Resources El Mundo newspaper from Puerto Rico 2014 (LARRP, awarded) (Florida International University & University of Puerto Rico) Special thanks go to these funders: National Endowment for the Humanities, Latin American Research Resources Project, Florid a International University Technology Fee Grant, Green Family Foundation, University of Florida Libraries Mini Grants and the University of Florida Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Library Enhancement Grants. Online Training While face to face training is vital for the continued success of dLOC, limited funding requires the dLOC team to develop more robust online t raining opportunities. We continue to build upon the collection of dLOC online training resources and we are working to create more online opportunities for partner and user training. Partners Resources partners, even more people are interested in and benefit from using dLOC. To support partners in outreach, promotion, and user training for dLOC, many dLOC partners have created resources. Those resources are also available in dLOC, with link s from the bot t om of the organizational page: http://www.dloc.com/bylaw Some of the re sources include: dLOC User Guide dLOC FAQ dLOC iPhone App Training presentations & Guides Prior grant proposals Teaching guides D LOC T RAINING AND O UTREACH DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS (PHPI)

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Page | 10 THAT Camp Caribe In November, 2012, dLOC presented at the THAT Camp Caribe in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and connected with a new project working on TEI This project called the Early Caribbean Digital Archive is led by Northeastern University dLOC Partners shared experiences at the Association of Caribbean University Research and Institutional Libraries meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. dLOC Technical Support Visits On site dLOC training and support helped to move projects forward in Curacao, Haiti and the US Virgin Islands. And, f or the first time, several dLOC partners came together in Miami, Gainesville and St. Augustine, Florida for a dLOC A dvanced Topics Training ( picture to the right ). Many of the materials for this training are available online: dLOC Training Slides: http://dloc.com/AA00016215 Miami Presentations: http://dloc.com/AA00016149 Teacher Training Workshop Using Digital Resources to Examine Race and Teach the Region The Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University (FIU) in collaboration with Miami Dade County Public Schools and the Digital Library of the Caribbean presented a Teacher Training Workshop on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, on us ing digital resources to teach race and the region. Professor Jorge Duany, Director of the Cuban Research Institute at FIU and Brooke Wooldridge, Program Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean, to a group of Miami Dade teachers organized by Sher rilyn Scott, Ed.D., Supervisor of the Division of Social Sciences at Miami Dade County Public Schools Teaching Activities Using dLOC in Political Science and International Relations Courses Contributed by Rose Nicholson Building upon on existing teaching tools, i nstructors will now have access to view a series of Political Science and International Relations sample assignment on dLOC These resources, created by Tiffany Bryant, Ph.D. with support from the FIU Technology Fee Grant show how dLOC h as become an essential resource tool in the academic experience of scholars and students. The guidelines illustrate how educators can incorporate the use of DLOC in their research assignments to better inform pupils who need fast and accurate access to the historical, cultural and economic facts about the Caribbean nations. By using the dLOC website to search background information and materials relevant to the Caribbean regions, students and scholars can narrow their searches to focus on more specific fact s on political events, socio economic

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Page | 11 researches. Additionally, the teaching activities are examples of in class or online assignments for individual or grou p projects and can be cited by using the convenient citation links available on the DLOC pages. Whether the curriculum is focused on perspective and analysis to evaluate Caribbean nation leaders or on comparative analysis to compare the styles, actions, an d results of the Caribbean nation leaders, DLOC enables narrow searches to save time. At the u niversity level, class activities can be focused on assignments applicable to the following courses: Resources available here: http://dloc.com/teach/results/?t=bryant Introduction to Comparative Politics Authoritarians and Democrats Political Violence and Revolutions History of US Latin American Relations Latin American Politics About the SobekCM Software dLOC is powered by the SobekCM open source software, which was created for dLOC and with collaboration among dLOC partners. More highlights on recent SobekCM software enhancements are available: http://www.dloc.com/sobekcm/development/highlights and the SobekCM email list supports discussion on SobekCM and tools: SOBEKCM DISCUSS@googlegroups.com Online Quality Control (QC) Now Available Quality control is now online in beta mode, allowing select users to create chapters, name pages, swap pages, and a variety of other options directl y in the online interface. This removes the step for external users of having to use the METS Editor and allows anyone to easily create structural metadata for an item. Other New Features and Enhancements Enhanced Display: Item Interface and Thumbnail Vie w o The enhanced item interface uses a bar with links to citation, page image, zoomable, and other views instead of tabs for a cleaner and faster loading interface, and one that is a better optimizer for users on mobile and tablet devices. The Thumbnail View is now enhanced for a cleaner and more beautiful display than before, and users can now select the thumbnail size. Upgrade to fully HTML5 T ECHNOLOGY U PDATES DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS DLOC ADMINISTRATION ANNUOUNCEMENTS (PHPI)

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Page | 12 Learning Object Metadata Schema Support o Added for learning objects to already extremely rich metadata support: http://dloc.com/AA00014734/00001/pdf TEI Support o TEI support now in place and will facilitate dLOC partnering with the new project the Early Caribbean Digital Archive Enhanced Streaming Video Support o YouTube, and new internal streaming video server Schema.org microdata; COINS and UnAPI support for bibliographic software Enhancements Underway: Djatoka and Open Layers EAD enhancements Searching by date (and date facets by decade, year, and date) Ability to add coordinates by placing markers on a Google Map display At the 201 3 dLOC Partner Meeting at the ACURIL conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico several people and institutions were recognized for their support of dLOC in 2012 2013 Category Awardee Innovation Margo Groenewoud, Edwin Korstjens and Yunette Ancieta, University of the Netherlands Antilles Mark Sullivan, University of Florida Persistence Sandra Barker, CARICOM Secretariat Luc Steve Honore, National Library of Haiti Graciela Nedd Chang, Aruba National Library Digital Humanities Liz Sevcenko, Guantamo Bay Public Memory Project Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Nicole Aljoe, Northeastern University Behind the Scenes Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, National Archives of Haiti Judith Rogers, University of the Virgin Islands Barry Baker, University of Central Florida Best Design Claudia Hucke, Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts Petrine Archer, Cornell University d LOC A WARDS

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Page | 13 G OVERNANCE Community Outreach Jorge Duany, Florida International University Sherilyn Scott, Miami Dade County Public Schools Emerging Scholar Megan Raitano, University of Florida Digital Archivist Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, National Library of Cuba Nancy Machado, National Library of Cuba Lillian Guerra, University of Florida Margarita Vargas Betancourt, University of Florida Libraries Collaboration Bernado Alexis, National Archives of Haiti Holly Ackerman D uke University Libraries Instruction Rhonda Cobham Sander, University of Massachusetts Amherst Donette Francis, University of Miami Leah Rosenberg, University of Florida Most Accessed El Mundo 267,000 hits University of Puerto Rico Abaconian 110,000 hits Guyana Chronicle 110,000 hits Directorio telefonico de Cuba 513,000 hits University of Florida Caribbeana 178,000 hits University of Florida Livre bleu d'Ha ti: 1919 1920 60,000 hits National Library of Haiti Dictionary of Bahamian English 22,000 The College of The Bahamas These titles continue at the top of the items accessed, but were not reco gnized this year. Diario de la Marina and Le Nouvelliste University of Florida Aruba Esso News National Library of Aruba Panama Canal Spillway : el Canal de Panam Spillway Panama Canal Museum Jamaica Journal Institute of Jamaica Creative Commons CC0 Public Domain Catalog Records New original catalog records from the University of Florida library collections added to dLOC carry the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication This new policy ensures that the records remain free and openly accessible into the future. The records are considered public domain with unrestricted downstream use for any purpose. The following MARC 588 field (Source of Description Note) is now added to new records contributed to WorldCat. 588::|a This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic

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Page | 14 record, has waived all righ ts to its worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. We encourage dLOC partners to consider add ing a similar note to their records contributed to dLOC. If you are interested in adding this designation to your records, please contact dloc@fiu.edu and the dLOC technical team can add the note to your records. More information online here: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/catmet/creativecommons.html Executive Board Meeting The dLOC Executive Board met on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 7:00 8:30 am in San Juan, Puerto Rico to discuss the past year 2014 ; i n addition to the new collaborative funding structure, project governance and board elections and the revision of the dLOC by laws to adapt to the transition from grant funding to more diverse sources. We are seeking nominations for three new Executive Bo ard members. Please volunteer to support the dLOC Executive Board Members Chair: Margo Groenewoud, Director, University of the Netherlands Antilles Library Vice Chair: Barry Baker, Director of Libraries, University of Central Florida Secretary: Sandra Barker, Caribbean Community Member: Dulce Mara Nez de Taveras, Director, Biblioteca, Pontificia Universidad Madre y Maestra Member: Astrid Britten, Director, Aruba Na tional Library Member: Joy Ysaguirre, Chief Librarian, Belize National Library Service and Information System Positions open: 3 regular members Host Institution : Vicki Silvera, Head of Special Collections, Green Library, Fl orida International University and Judith C. Russell, Dean of University Libraries, University of Florida dLOC Institutional Member Representative: pending election Scholarly Advisory Board Chair: Marifeli Perez Stable, Interim Director of the Latin American & Caribbean Center, Fl orida International University Past Chair (non voting): Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, Director, Archives Nationales d'Hati Judith Rogers, Manager, Library and Faculty Technology Services, Univ of the Virgin Islands Scholarly Advisory Board The Scholarly Advisory Board, comprised of academics and professionals in the fields of Caribbean studies and digital libraries, provides guidance on collection development, collection accessibility, and technical issues. If you are interested in supporti ng the continued growth of dLOC and its role in digital scholarship, we will soon open a new call for Advisory Board members. Please consider serving in this important leadership role.

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Page | 17 Pu blications "Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)." By Laurie N. Taylor, Brooke Wooldridge, Lourdes Santamara Wheeler, Mark V. Sullivan, Benjamin Hebblethwaite, & Megan Raitano. Library Publishing Toolkit (2013). Available: www.dloc.com/AA00016370 Presentations ACURIL Conference: Knowledge Territories San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 6 10, 2013 Training: dLOC and the Caribbean Knowledge Commons: Online Tools for Digital Curation, myDLOC tools for adding new materials and myDLOC bookshelves and other user tools Judith Roge rs, University of the Virgin Islands Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Presentation: DediCA: Customizing the SOBEKCM Irwin Korstjens, University of the Netherlands Antilles Poster Title: Applied Learning Strategies and Library Collaboration: The Guantnamo Public Memory Project Creators: Laurie Taylor, Julia Thomas, Liz Sevcenko, Brooke Wooldridge and Jorge Haces Caribbe an Studies Association: The Emergence of the Digital Humanities as a Comprehensive Approach to the Caribbean Grand Anse, Grenada, June 3 7, 2013 Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Nicole Aljoe, Northeastern University Leah Rosenberg, Associate Professor of English, University of Florida Liesl Picard, Associate Director, Latin American & Caribbean Center, Florida International University Society of Florida Archivists : Viva SFA at 30: An Archival Celebration Tallahassee, Florida, May 7 10, 2013 Collaborative Approaches to Sustainable Archives: The View from Florida Natalie Baur, University of Miami Libraries Althea Silvera, Florida International University Special Collections Margarita Vargas Betancourt, Caribbean Basin Librarian, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director S ELECT P RESENTATIONS

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Page | 18 Video for the UF Research Computing Video Series, University of Florida Gainesville, FL: May 2013: Library of the Caribbean (dLOC ) and Research www. dloc.com/AA00015100 www. dloc.com/AA00015101 Filming and all video work led by Tim Sorel. State wide Government Documents Digitization Project Gainesville, FL: University of Florida. March 25 27, 2013 "Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and Collaborative Digital Pr ograms for Government Docume nts Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director dLOC Training Curaao: University of the Netherlands Antilles March 20 22, 2013 "UNA Digital Learning Material Project" Mark Sullivan, Digital Development and Web Coordinator, University of Florida Libraries THATCamp Florida Orlando, Florida, February 15 16, 2013 Presentation on dLOC Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida dLOC Training US Virgin Islands Jan. 17 18, 2013 "Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) Training on digitization theory and practice and mana gement of digitization projects Mark Sullivan, Digital Development and Web Coordinator, University of Florida Libraries INKE Birds of a Fea ther Gathering: Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age E/Merging Reading, Writing, and Research Practices Havana, Cuba, December 9 16 2012 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Margarita Vargas Betancourt, Car ibbean Basin Librarian, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director ThatCamp Caribe Mayaguez Puerto Rico, November 12 14, 2012 Digital Library of the Caribbean Workshop Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director

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Page | 19 West Indian Literature Conference: Imagined Nations, 50 Years Later Reflections on Independence and Federation in the Caribbean Miami, FL, October 11 13, 2012 Leah Rosenberg, University of Florida Digital Preservation 2012 Conference Washington DC, July 24, 2012 A case study Laurie Taylor, Mark Sullivan, Lois Widmer, Lourdes Santa maria Wheeler, University of Florida SALALM: Popular Culture: Arts and Social Change in Latin America St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, June 16 19, 2012 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Gayle Williams, Latin American and Caribbean Information Resource Librarian, Florida International University Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Co ordinator ACURIL: 365 Doors Opened on the Technological Information Revolution Petionville, Haiti, June 3 9, 2012 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, Unive rsity of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator Poster Presentation: The Digital Library of the Caribbean Haiti Projects Lourdes Santamara Wheeler, Exhibits Coordinator, University of Florida ribbean Fr. Andre Ernest Even, Director, FIC Library Jean Wilfrid Bertrand, Director, National Archives of Haiti Bernado Alexis, Head of Digitization, National Archives of Haiti Fenton Charles, Digitization Technician, National Archives of Haiti Marie France Guillaume, Library Assistant, FIC Library Marie Cerette Lubin, Library Assistant, FIC Library Caribbean Studies Association Le Gosier, Guadeloupe, May 28 June 1, 2012 Israel Alonso, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami Liesl B. Picard, Associate Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida Internati onal University Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator

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Page | 20 Latin American Studies Association: Toward a Third Century of Independence in Latin America San Francisco, California, May 23 26, 2012 nt: Collaboration to Save the Cultural Heritage in the Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars: The Caribbean, the Land and the May 8 12, 2012 Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Coordinator Upcoming Conferences THAT Camp Caribe 2 Casa de las Americas, November 4 7, 2013 Laurie Taylor, Digital Humanities Librarian, Digital Library Center, University of Florida Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director The International Conference on Caribbean Liter ature University of Panama, Panama City, November 6 13, 2013 Leah Rosenberg, Associate Professor of English, University of Florida Margarita Vargas Betancourt, Caribbean Basin Librarian, University of Florida Haitian Studies Association Conference Karibe Convention Center, November 7 9, 2013 Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Launch of Haiti: An Island Luminous English version Litt le Haiti Cultural Center, December 6, 2013 Adam Silvia, Curator, Haiti: An Island Luminous Brooke Wooldridge, Digital Library of the Caribbean Program Director Sponsored by the Green Family Foundation 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. For more information, go to www.dloc.com