Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age: New Webinars

Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age is a webinar series showcasing digital and/as public research and teaching in Caribbean Studies. The series provides a collaborative space for professionals to share on projects and experiences to foster communication and support our shared constellations of communities of practice.


Please join us for an upcoming event, Digitization Training for dLOC Partners, April 2, 2018, 11:30am-12:30pm (Miami Time). Presenter: Laura Perry

Click here to participate in the online event:

About the Presentation:

The Digitization Training for dLOC contributors will provide a broad overview of the digitization process. At the end of this webinar, users will have a better understanding of metadata creation, digitization using a flatbed scanner, dSLR camera set-up, file editing and naming, folder structure, serial hierarchy creation and file delivery.

About the Speaker:

Laura Perry, Manager of Digital Production Services. Laura manages the team that conducts digitization and ingests content into the UF Digital Collections (UFDC) and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).  She serves as a resource for providing information on best practices for digitization and digital preservation.

About the Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age Webinar Series:

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida, Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL), the Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technologies of the University of Puerto Rico, the Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Heritage Archives roundtable (LACCHA) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA), and the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM), has organized a series of online events, Caribbean Scholarship in the Digital Age, a webinar series showcasing digital and/as public research and teaching in Caribbean Studies. The series provides a collaborative space for professionals to share on projects and experiences to foster communication and support our shared constellations of communities of practice.

Webinars in the 2018 series are:

  • April 2, 11:30-12:30pm: Digitization Training for dLOC Contributors (English)
    • Presented by Laura Perry, University of Florida
  • April 9, 11am-12pm: Demystifying Digital History (English)
    • Presented by Dr. Debbie McCollin, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad
  • May 7, 11am-12pm: Ramble Bahamas (English)
    • Presented by Dr. Tracey Thompson and Jessica Dawson, University of The Bahamas (Facilitator: Crystal Felima)
  • May 16, 11am-12pm: Présentation du projet British Library (French)
    • Presenter: Marie-France Guillaume, Bibliothèque Haïtienne des Frères de l’Instruction Chrètienne (Facilitator: Dr. Hélène Huet)

Please join us for next stage conversations at ACURIL’s 2018 annual conference, focusing on Interdisciplinary Research in the Caribbean:

Twitter: #digcaribbeanscholarship

THATCamp-News in Gainesville, April 17 2018

Over the past several years, UF has collaborated with others in Gainesville to host a THATCamp-Gainesville event. “THATCamp” is The Humanities And Technology Camp, and it is an unconference: an open, inexpensive meeting where humanists, technologists, educators, archivists, and folks from many different backgrounds and fields come together to learn together, and to make connections for future collaborations. We have changed the format for THATCamp-Gainesville over the years in terms of duration, location, and structure. THATCamp-Gainesville also began as a different event, Digital Humanities Day.

THATCamp is an opportunity for anyone  in the UF and Gainesville communities with an interest in culture and digital technologies to come together, share their work, and learn new skills for building and analyzing digital projects across the humanities.  It is also a chance to build connections between digital humanities projects across North Florida.  And, if you don’t know what the ‘digital humanities’ are, then come find out. Please visit the conference website to register, suggest a session proposal, comment on the session proposals made by others, and generally learn more about this event.

This year the format of THATCamp has evolved. Organizers hope that THATCamp will become a thematic event connected to and cross-promoting another conference. THATCamp-News will be 9:30am-12pm on 17 April (Tuesday), the morning before the IFLA International News Media Conference, a separate event which THATCamp-News participants are encouraged to also engage with.


  • 9:15-9:30am: Registration, Welcome and opening remarks
  • 9:30-10:30am: Lightning talks (6-7 minutes each)
    • #NoLaIBCita
    • #NoNazisAtUF organizers
    • Patrick Daglaris: Digital preservation through oral history.
    • April Hines on methods/uses of UF’s digital newspaper databases by students, challenges, barriers, usability, etc.
    • Melissa Jerome: Digitization of the Alligator
    • Patrick Reakes on the implications of copyright on news digitization
  • 10:30-11am: Breakout discussion
  • 11am-11:15am: Break
  • 11:15am-12pm: TEI Workshop, with Dr. Megan Daly
  • 12pm: Event ends. Time is open for lunch in groups, find friends and meetup!

All presenters will share on topics related to news and preservation. We expect several presentations to be on digital/digitization of newspaper projects, including on research using digitized news.

  • To register, visit:
  • Questions about THATCamp in general for the formats and varieties? See the main site and post questions on the THATCamp forums and someone from the community will reply within a couple of days.
  • This event is free and open to members of the public who work in cultural heritage institutions or the technology sector.
  • THATCamp Gainesville is organized by a planning committee of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG), a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current topics at the intersection of digital technologies and the humanities and support each other in project development. For more information on the Digital Humanities at UF and to join the DHWG, visit

International Studies/Digital Humanities Symposium

The University of North Florida will host the International Studies/Digital Symposium on March 9, 2018. Sessions include a panel discussion on the Intersections between International Studies and Digital Humanities, a Digital Projects Showcase, as well as informational tables highlighting the Texts and Technology PhD Program at the University of Central Florida, and the University of North Florida’s Center for Instruction and Research Technology and the Minor in Digital Humanities.