I have been with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and loving it and the community since 2008. I have seen dLOC grow from being called the “CARIFESTA collection” because it included only about 100 newspaper articles, wonderfully catalogued by CARICOM with each article on CARIFESTA. I have seen dLOC grow from project with unstable funding and an uncertain future, to where it is now as a secure, ongoing program. When I talk about dLOC, I so often start at the beginning and go all the way through. We have a good deal of resources on specific dLOC projects, dLOC’s evolution, and dLOC at certain moments. We have less on dLOC as it is now, as a thing (collection and community) that has arrived and that is.
Now, huge thanks to Perry Collins for creating it, we have a succinct, elegant page that explains “What is dLOC?” The page explains dLOC now, and is a perfect introduction and overview of dLOC. I am so thankful to Perry for creating this! I am so joyed to be here, where dLOC is.
Check it out! https://dloc.domains.uflib.ufl.edu/what-is-dloc/