The Digital Library of the Caribbean’s diverse partners 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 in a common web space with a multilingual interface. Please read our latest newsletter to learn about new partners, new content and new technologies available in dLOC. English Français Español If it has been a while since you’ve been to, we encourage you to browse our more than 1.5 million pages of content. Enjoy reading more about dLOC in the newsletter and please contact us with any questionsRead More →

The Council on Library and Information Resources’ Digital Library Federation program and centerNet are delighted to announce today their formal alliance. Established in 1995, the Digital Library Federation is a community of library practitioners engaged and committed to building and sustaining digital libraries through collaborative effort and establishing best practices. The DLF community includes project managers, code developers, and digital curators. The affiliation will focus on areas where digital libraries and digital humanities converge and need further exploration and understanding of each community’s roles and responsibilities. Areas of likely collaboration include the following: Data Curation–examining options for the preservation of digital scholarship objects and workflows,Read More →

The US Government Printing Office (GPO) is celebrating its 150th anniversary! Congratulations GPO! And, congratulations to all of us, who benefit from GPO’s work and from the closely related Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). FDLP is an early and brilliant program in collaborative library operations to ensure access and preservation. The University of Florida Libraries is the FDLP Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The University of Florida is also a core partner in similar collaborative programs that date back multiple decades, like the current Digital Library of the Caribbean which has an over 80 year history of collaborativeRead More →

Mark Sullivan (our wonderful UFDC Programmer) just added RSS feeds by institution to UFDC! For each institution (other than ones we suppressed, such as UF), we have a complete RSS feed with every item, and a feed with just the last 20 items added. This is a feed for all items tagged to this institution from all of their collections within UFDC. Check out these great RSS feeds for: National Archives of Haiti CARICOM The College of The Bahamas Caribbean Studies Association FUNGLODE National Library of Jamaica Belize National Library Service and Information System Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra Universidad de Oriente University ofRead More →

The University of Florida’s historic biscuit dates back to 1913 when a hungry student mailed it to his parents as evidence of UF’s food quality. The George A. Smathers Libraries now preserves the historic biscuit. Our biscuit can be viewed online along with millions of other images through the University of Florida Digital Collections. Every institution archives objects illustrative of its own history. Join us here to let us know about yours. We’ve got the Biscuit. You bring gravy. More >>Read More →