Digital Library of the Caribbean

Lead Organisation Florida International University
Type of Project Activity Development project with ICT4D component
Project URL
Brief Description A Multi-Institutional, International Digital Library The Digital Library of the Caribbean was established by a committee of librarians, scholars, and archivists at a meeting held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 17, 2004. The goal of dLOC is to build a cooperative digital library among partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean, thus providing scholars, students, and citizens around the world with open on-line access to Caribbean cultural, historical and scientific materials. Collections include newspapers, photographs, archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, official historical documents, and historic and contemporary maps. Future collections will feature numeric data for local ecosystems, oral and popular histories, travel accounts, literature, and musical expressions.
Contact name Kyle Rimkus
Contact email
Contact Phone/Fax Tel: (305) 348-2228 ; Fax: (305) 348-6579
Regular Postal Address Florida International University Libraries GL 225A, University Park Miami, FL 33199
Affiliated Organisations
Funding Agencies TICFIA
Target Beneficiaries Scholars Students Citizens
Start Date 17-07-2004
End Date 3-06-2007
Project Budget NA
Current Status In progress
Countr(ies) Involved Regional
Sector Education
Description of ICT Components While some dLOC content was born digital, its holdings are primarily made up of items digitized on-site by partner institutions. In many cases, dLOC has been able to collaborate with partners to acquire funding both for state-of-the-art digitization equipment and on-site training from its expert staff.
Millennium Development Goals 2. Education
Project Document(s)

Consorcio CarISnet
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