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NEWS  June 2016

Diversity Award from the Society of American Archivists to the Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Roundtable's Webinar Series (LACCHA Webinars, co-sponsored by dLOC and ACURIL)

The Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives (LACCHA) Roundtable webinar series, co-sponsored by dLOC and ACURIL, “Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders,” is the 2016 recipient of the Society of American Archivists' Diversity Award. This award recognizes an individual, group, or institution for outstanding contributions in advancing diversity within the archives profession, SAA, or the archival record. (Full announcement)

dLOC Nominated for DLF Community Capacity Award

dLOC is one of the nominees for the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Community/Capacity Awards. See the full list of nominees on the DLF website. 

Caribbean Writer Launch Event

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) with the support of dLOC will be hosting a launch of the Caribbean Writer’s digital release of its historical volumes.  This event will be held on Wednesday April 13, 2016, 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the UVI Libraries in St Thomas, St Croix and FIU’s Library Special Collections; with a light reception to follow at the UVI Library and FIU Special Collections.   

We encourage faculty members and students participation to this commemorative event either in the US Virgin Islands or in Miami. There will be distinguished guest speakers from the Caribbean at the event locations. UVI event program and UVI flier, and FIU event flier.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)’s DORSA Collection in dLOC

We are pleased to announce that our newest dLOC partner collection from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is now accessible in dLOC. The Records of the Dominican Republic Settlement Association (DORSA), 1939-1977 collection exhibits more than fifty files about the role of the JDC in assisting refugees from Nazi Europe to settle in the Dominican Republic and establish agricultural colonies, in particular the settlement at Sosua. The collection records in dLOC link back to the digital collection of the JDC Archives, where users can download pdfs of the documents.This collection is a valuable addition to dLOC that will continue to develop Caribbean research material particularly in the understudied areas.More about JDC Archives.

Partnership with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is also a new collaboration with the Jewish Diaspora Collection.

FIU Special Collections contributes Cuban Genealogy Materials to dLOC

The Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza Collection of Cuban Genealogy was acquired by FIU Libraries Special Collections in 2012 and includes rare 17th and 18th century books, handwritten and typed letters, long out-of-print publications and periodicals, photos and other primary documents relating to Cuba and Cuban genealogy, collected over four decades by Felix Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza.  The online collection of select materials, digitized by the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, makes thousands of unpublished family genealogies and manuscripts available for research online.

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