CIFNAL Enters a Partnership with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)

Monday, May 4, 2009
Contact: 
Judy Alspach - jalspach@crl.edu
Program: 

In accordance with a recently signed memorandum of understanding between CIFNAL and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (http://www.dloc.com), the goal of this project is to work together to improve and increase electronic access to francophone documents. These may represent collections located in the French Caribbean or collections located outside of the French Caribbean with a focus on this region.

Currently collaborating with the Haitian National Archives and other cultural collections in Haiti, dLOC and its francophone partners have concluded historic agreements to preserve and expand access to vital documents and materials. The success of the dLOC model is based on mutual international cooperation. CIFNAL members will bring additional linguistic and cultural assets to assist dLOC in reaching out to new French-speaking partners.

Specifically, the two groups will work together to address needs related to:

  • Communication, partner relations, and translation;
  • Meetings, training, fund raising and grant writing;
  • Collection development decisions and directions;
  • Cultivation of relations with libraries and research institutes, specifically in France and the French Caribbean.

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