The Virgin Islands Next Generation Network, Inc. (viNGN) invites the public to add the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) to an ever-expanding array of valuable digital resources. The collection will be a discussed topic at the Annual Meeting of the Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library’s at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 23, at the library on St. John.
The meeting will also include a brief annual review of the Friend’s initiatives followed by presentations by two guest speakers, Gilbert A. Sprauve on “The Virgin Islands as a Caribbean Cultural Village” and Mark Sullivan on “The Digital Library of the Caribbean.”
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) describes itself on its web site as “a cooperative of partners within the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean that provides users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections. dLOC comprises collections that speak to the similarities and differences in histories, cultures, languages and governmental systems. Types of collections include but are not limited to: newspapers, archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, official documents, documentation and numeric data for ecosystems, scientific scholarship, historic and contemporary maps, oral and popular histories, travel accounts, literature and poetry, musical expressions, and artifacts.”
The dLOC is administered by Florida International University (FIU) in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and the University of Florida (UF), dLOC’s technical infrastructure is provided by the University of Florida (UF).
For more information on the dLOC, download the Fact Sheet and visit the web site.