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Digital Library of the Caribbean

Descriptive Information

Project and Contents Description
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.

Several of the current partners are contributing GPO publications for the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Florida. The University of Florida Libraries provides the technical infrastructure for dLOC and dLOC received a US Department of Education Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information Access (TICFIA) grant in 2004, which is administered by Florida International University, the University of Florida Libraries, and the University of the Virgin Islands. dLOC also draws on the many connections among the partner institutions and the University of Florida's role in collecting, enabling access to, and preserving materials published in the Caribbean under and prior to the Farmington Plan.

Current dLOC partners include the Archives Nationales d'Haïti (National Archives of Haiti), Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (National Library of Aruba, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, Caribbean Studies Association, The College of The Bahamas, the Fundación Global Desarollo y Democracia (FUNGLODE), the National Library of Jamaica, Belize National Library Service and Information System (BNLSIS), Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela, Florida International University, the University of the Virgin Islands, the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, the University of Florida, and WIDECAST (the Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network).
Geographic Coverage
  • English
  • Spanish, French, others
Any non-U.S. Government Pubs
Other Government Publications
  • Local
  • State
  • Foreign or International
Publications Source
  • Library's Federal depository collection
  • Library's non-depository collection
  • Borrowed from another library
  • Borrowed from a source other than a library

Administrative Information

Project Contact Name
Laurie Taylor
Institution Name
University of Florida
Institution Type
Educational Institution
P.O Box 117003, 32611, USA
Secondary Contact Name
Brooke Wooldridge
Secondary Contact Email
Secondary Contact Phone
Partners, if any
Many partners. Please see description or website.
Project Status
Digitization Conducted In-house
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Technical Information

Meets Criteria for Preservation
Institution Has a Digitization Policy
Restrictions on Access

Other Information