Scholars, educators, and the generally curious alike may be interested in the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC). Founded in 2004, this unique resource is formed by a collaboration between more than 40 partner institutions "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." Visitors to dLOC have a wide variety of materials to explore, including digital exhibits, more than 1,100 historic and contemporary maps, a large collection of historic newspapers and periodicals, documents and archives from Caribbean leaders and governments, and more. dLOC also contains noteworthy special projects featuring rich collections on Panama and the Canal, a multifaceted collection on Cuban history, and a multimedia Vodou Archive. Educators should also check out the teaching guides, where they will find a variety of materials for students in K-12 and beyond, such as digital humanities resources, lesson plans, and syllabi. In keeping with the Caribbean region's multicultural history, the materials in dLOC's collections span a variety of languages, including Spanish, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, as well as numerous items in English. With more than 2.6 million pages of content available, dLOC is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the Caribbean.
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