Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), now a DPLA Service Hub

Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, is now a DPLA Service Hub for supporting the Caribbean.  The full DPLA announcement includes the other new DPLA Service Hubs and has links to existing Service Hubs as well as to information on how to become a new Service Hub.
dLOC is very excited to be a DPLA Service Hub for the Caribbean because building a community of practice for supporting digital access to and preservation of Caribbean and circum-Caribbean materials is exactly what dLOC does and has been doing since dLOC began in 2004. The Digital Library of the Caribbean ( is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean now relies on 38 content contributing partners, 15 financially supporting members, a technical training team and many involved scholars that identify content and develop new projects.  The collaboration has invested in the development of the socio-technical infrastructure for Caribbean Studies and digital archiving for over a decade. dLOC relies on a multi-institutional collaborative model with democratic governance allows for all partner institutions to contribute to dLOC’s evolution and success.  dLOC has proven its ability to build a shared network diverse institutions to support access to Caribbean research resources.
For more on dLOC, see the dLOC website and definitely check out the wonderful materials in dLOC!


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