Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative
Wednesday, April 3, 1–2:30 pm, PCL Learning Lab 1A
LLILAS Benson “Digital Scholarship in the Americas” Speaker Series
Co-Sponsored by the John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies
In 2010, dLOC launched the Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative, which builds on strong, existing long term partnerships, with an emphasis on accountability and transparency. dLOC built Haiti: An Island Luminous, a digital humanities site to help readers learn about Haiti’s history by combining rare books, manuscripts, and photos scanned by archives and libraries in Haiti and the United States with commentary by over one hundred (100) authors from universities around the world. dLOC currently hosts 40,000 titles with more than three million pages of content, much of which is accessible content related to Haiti. This presentation will discuss cultural preservation initiatives in Haiti supported by dLOC.
Dr. Hadassah St. Hubert is currently the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) at Florida International University. She received Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami and her dissertation, Visions of a Modern Nation: Haiti at the World’s fairs, focuses on Haiti’s participation in World’s Fairs and Expositions in the twentieth century. Hadassah served as the Assistant Editor for Haiti: An Island Luminous, a digital humanities site dedicated entirely to Haitian history and Haitian studies. As a Postdoctoral Fellow with dLOC, she leads programming and digitization efforts in collaboration with dLOC’s partners, such as Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) and L’Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (ISPAN) in Haiti. She is the liaison and historian for DVCAI’s Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant for African American History and Culture.