- The Digital Library of the Caribbean
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about
the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of
Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
Gayle Williams, LACIC Director, is one of the dLOC Co-Directors.
FC/LAS -- Florida Consortium for Latin American Studies
Collaborative effort between the
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Florida
in Gainesville and the
Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida
International University in Miami. Established in 1991 with US Department of
Education Title VI support.
Latin American Collection at the UF Libraries and LACIC at the FIU Libraries
cooperate in building a regional strength in LAC library collections to support
FC/LAS. The libraries are proactive in this development by sharing duplicate
materials and expertise. FC/LAS also offers annual
Library Travel Grants.
LARRP -- Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Latin American Research Resources
Consortium of over 45 U.S. research libraries and foreign institutions to improve
access to research resources published in Latin America. The Project has three
1) Latin American Periodicals Table of Contents Database (LAPTOC) - a
searchable Web database that provides access to the tables of contents of LAC-published
2) Latin American Open Archives Portal (LAOAP)- a portal service providing access to
social sciences grey literature produced in Latin America by research institutes,
non-governmental organizations, and peripheral agencies.
3) Presidential Messages - a Web database that contains digital images of
presidential speeches from Mexico and Argentina, early 19th century - present.
4) Distributed Resources - an agreement among participating libraries
designed to strengthen the collective coverage of materials produced in Latin America
through the concerted reallocation of library collection budgets. FIU Libraries
reallocate 7% of its Latin American materials budget to purchase Colombian materials.
LASER -- Latin American Studies Southeast Region Libraries
Consortium of large academic libraries in the Southeast U.S. and Puerto Rico
to promote and facilitate resource sharing and cooperative collection development on
Latin America and the Caribbean.
Sean Knowlton, Reference Librarian & Bibliographer of the Latin American Library
Library of Tulane University, is Chair for the 2009-2012 term.
- SEFLIN --
Southeast Florida Library Information Network
Organization of 25+ Southeast Florida libraries, public and private, dedicated to
cooperative library services. SEFLIN has recently launched a Southeast Florida union
catalog, with both English and Spanish interfaces. Catherine Marsicek of LACIC sat on
the Advisory Board for Mi Servicio de Biblioteca.
Library Service - SEFLIN Union Catalog (English)
Servicio de Biblioteca - SEFLIN Union Catalog (Spanish)
SUS -- State University System of Florida
Consortium of the 10 public state universities in Florida. This cooperative offers one
of the largest
union catalogs in the country, along with centralized purchases of
electronic databases and a centralized digital library of source materials, known as
University of Miami Libraries
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Librarians at the Univeristy of Miami Libraries
partner with LACIC to provide outreach events to the research and library communities
of UM and FIU. Past events include workshops on
Latin America and the Internet, the
ARL Latin Americanist Project, and a
Tour of the Cuban Heritage Collection.