- Introduction to the Digital Library of the Caribbean - Possibilities for partnership in the Dutch Caribbean Presenters: Brooke Wooldridge, dLOC Coordinator Laurie Taylor, Digital Projects Librarian Seminar for Libraries of the Dutch Caribbean Curaçao, September 25 & 26, 2008 National Library of Jamaica, Portrait: Sam Sharpe
Full-Text Search Capability <Content> <pre> I. OUTWARD BOUNDON a very cold day in December I stood on the deck of the steamerMadiana as she slowly pushed her waythrough the ice toward the Narrowsbelow New York. After leaving the luxurious Waldorfto face the biting cold winds and ac-commodate one's self to the surround-ings which the steamer affords, I mustsay I did not wonder at my friendsasking how I could choose to take suchan out-of-the-way sort of trip. Notthat the Madiana is an uncomfortableboat, for that would be doing it an in-justice, but I anticipated a second Ma-jestic or Teutonic, and in this I wasdisappointed. </pre> </Content> From: Morris, Ira Nelson. With the trade-winds; a jaunt in Venezuela and the West Indies. G. P. Putnam, New York 1897. Contributed by the University of Central Florida
3-D Flash Viewer 180 images of the object are linked together in a Flash Viewer to provide a 360 ° rotating image
And coming soon – Thematic Collections Current proposed themes: -Caribbean Maps -Caribbean Newspapers Economic Development -Education -Environment -Health / Disease Law Literature, Arts, and Culture Migration Race/Class/Gender -Religion Politics, Government Slavery and Resistance
What is dLOC? Our beginnings… 2002 – US Virgin Islands History and Culture Collection Collaboration with the University of Virgin Islands, University of Florida, Florida International University, and others 2004 – dLOC is born Leaders present dLOC at ACURIL, organize planning meeting and submit funding proposal to U.S. Dept. of Education 2005 – dLOC receives Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access Award to fund project for four years MISSION: “dLOC’s diverse partners will serve an international community of scholars, students and citizens by working together to electronically preserve and provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, and research materials in a common web space with a multilingual interface.” dLOC Bylaws, October 2006
Representatives from each partner institution vote to elect a nine-member Executive Committee consisting of representatives from the partner institutions. The Executive Committee votes on key decisions affecting the future of dLOC, and convenes once a year in proximity of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries ( ACURIL ) conference.
Chair: Judith Rogers, University of Virgin Islands
Co-Chair: Jean Wilfred Bertrand, National Archives of Haiti
Scholarly Advisory Board
Consists of academics and professionals in the fields of Caribbean Studies and Digital Libraries provide guidance on collection development, collection accessibility, and technical issues.
2005/6 Technical Infrastructure Developed at UF, Training Program Developed for Project Partners, Executive and Advisory Boards Established
Basic Equipment Purchased for 4 project partners, On-site Training conducted in Guyana, Haiti and Dominican Republic.
2006/7 Over 200,000 pages available in dLOC, Metadata Submission Tool Streamlined, Equipment purchased for Universidad del Oriente, Training in Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica
2007/8 Almost 500,000 pages available in dLOC, Six new members joined the project, Equipment purchased for National Library of Aruba, Significant Revisions to project website, On-Site Training in Venezuela, Guyana, Dominican Republic and Haiti.