Webinars from the Society of American Archivists’ Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Section (LACCHA) “Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders” webinar series

Please see below for information on two upcoming presentations from the Society of American Archivists Latin American & Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives Section (LACCHA) “Desmantelando Fronteras/Breaking Down Borders” webinar series. Advance registration is required at the links below (links are case sensitive). Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to the Zoom webinar.

June 3, 2-3pm – https://bit.ly/LACCHADominicanStudies  

Open Source Digital Educational Resources for Dominican Studies

Presentation by Sarah Aponte and Jhensen Ortiz, City University of New York – Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI)

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is the premier university-based institution in the United States dedicated to the production and dissemination of research and scholarship about Dominicans and the Dominican Republic. This webinar will introduce users to the interactive Dominican-related digital projects developed by CUNY DSI, including: First Blacks in the Americas; The Spanish Paleography Digital Teaching and Learning Tool; Fighting for Democracy: Dominican Veterans from World War II; and A History of Dominican Music in the United States, among others.

The webinar will also provide information about the work the CUNY DSI Library has developed to generate educational materials of Dominican culture content in collaboration with school teachers that work with Dominican youth in districts with dense Dominican student populations, primarily in New York City. More specifically, the presentation will discuss how bibliographic resources on Dominican culture available for teachers could potentially be incorporated in the classroom, inspiring and teaching students about the historical, cultural, and social heritage of Dominicans in the United States.​

June 12, 1-2pm – https://bit.ly/LACCHABrazil

¡Unidos venceremos! Web Archiving the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Transition

Presentation by Samantha Abrams (Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation), Jill Baron (Dartmouth College), Talía Guzmán-González (Library of Congress), and Sócrates Silva (Columbia University)

This webinar brings together three area studies specialists and a web archivist to share their experiences of managing a collaborative web archiving project focusing on government websites from Brazil covering the presidential transition of 2018. During this webinar we will address issues, such as: determining the scope of the collection; identifying sites for inclusion in the collection; selecting content for crawling; adding metadata and description; quality control; access; and best practices for collaborative work.

Drawing from the recent collaborative experience working on the Brazilian Presidential Transition (2018) Web Archive organized by the Latin American North East Libraries Consortium, panelists will discuss how collaborative web archiving can be leveraged in response to current events, in order to capture a rapidly evolving political or social situation.