The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, www.dloc.com) announced the dLOC awards during the 2014 ACURIL Conference in Nassau, The Bahamas.
The full award announcement is available on dLOC and copied below for ease. Congratulations and thanks to all of the dLOC awardees!
dLOC Announces the 2014 Award Recipients
July 2, 2014
For more than ten years, the libraries, archives and scholars working with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) have collaborated to develop a resource that serves as a research foundation for Caribbean Studies. dLOC partners and members serve an international community of scholars, students, and citizens by working together to preserve and to provide enhanced electronic access to cultural, historical, legal, governmental, and research materials. Currently, the dLOC website (www.dloc.com) provides access to more than 2 million pages of Caribbean research materials and has registered more than 40 million pages viewed since 2006.
The success of the dLOC collaboration relies on the support and dedication of many exceptional people and institutions. Each year during the dLOC Partner meeting at the ACURIL (Association of Caribbean Libraries) Conference, dLOC is privileged to acknowledge some of those who make this resource possible. During the 2014 ACURIL Conference in Nassau, The Bahamas, dLOC recognized the people and institutions listed at the end of this message.
First introduced during the 2004 ACURIL Conference, in this model the partner libraries retain ownership of the collections yet provide access to collections and gain free access to additional resources digitized by other libraries, archives and even individuals. In addition to providing access to content, the program provides ongoing digitization training to partner libraries, supports the development of partner libraries’ technological infrastructure and is establishing a long-term funding strategy that combines institutional resources, member dues, grants and donations to ensure program sustainability. The program also facilitates collaboration with scholars and teachers to promote and perform educational outreach for Caribbean Studies, create new works of digital scholarship, and develop other research and teaching initiatives.
dLOC Awards 2013-2014
- Mark Sullivan, University of Florida
- Suchitra Yellapantula, University of Florida
- Marie-France Guillaume, Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Frères de l’Instruction Chrètienne
- Holly Ackerman, Duke University Libraries
- Alex Gil, Columbia University
- Dhanashree Thorat, University of Florida
- Kimberly Bain, Amherst College
Behind the Scenes
- Myra Torres, University of Puerto Rico
- Patrick Reakes, University of Florida
- Kimberly Green, Green Family Foundation
- Mireille Charles, Green Family Foundation
- Graciela Nedd-Cheng, National Library of Aruba
- Ashley Till, University of the Virgin Islands
- Lic. Glenroy O. James-Grant, President of SAMAAP
- Romualda Lombardo, Directora del Museo Afro Antillano de Panamá
- Miguel Asencio, Florida International University
- Panama Silver, Asian Gold Class Librarians
- Beatrice Skokan, University of Miami
- Vanessa Rodriguez, University of Miami
- Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, University of Florida
- Missy Roser, Amherst College
- Judith Roberts, University of Florida
Highly Accessed Items – see the dLOC awards announcement online.