The 2017 conference of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries took place in Puerto Rico. This year’s theme was “Multidisciplinary Research in the Caribbean.” Together with Dr. Lissa Paul, Professor at Brock University, and Dr. Laurie Taylor, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the University of Florida, I presented as part of a panel titled “Collaboration Across Disciplines to Make a Path Where [...]
The ‘Parthenon of Books’, an installation by artist Marta Minujín, exhibited at the Documenta 14 art festival in Kassel in Germany, is visually striking. Transparent, aerial, and ephemeral it appeals to the senses, while its symbolism as a monument to censored books burned by the Nazis aims to denounce political oppression. As an artistic intervention [...]
[I decided to share my notes from conferences I attend in the hope that people with similar interests (archives, history, the Atlantic world, digital humanities) will find these notes useful. I was inspired to do so by my good friend Dr. Laurie Taylor, who in her blog often posts notes of papers, articles, and books that [...]
Digitizing Caribbean Jewish documentary heritage: The Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project records online
The records of the Bridgetown Synagogue Restoration Project (BSRP) are now fully processed and digitized. The finding aid gives a detailed description of the papers. The majority of the collection has been uploaded to the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) and can be freely viewed online here. Since the mid-1980s, the non-profit BSRP has spearheaded a series of [...]
This past Friday, December 2, 2016, I had the chance to present, albeit virtually, in front of a great community of people at the Caribbean Digital III, a conference organized by the Small Axe Project. A big thanks and congratulations to the organizers: Kaiama L. Glover (Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies, Barnard College, Columbia [...]
Introduction: In which the Archivist encounters Strange Surprising Humanities Data in the Middle of the Oce...
Everyone in a quest for data in humanities collections (archivists, librarians, historians, digital humanists) is on a journey that resembles an odyssey. It is a journey that entails a maturation process through: A multi-year struggle to arrive home Encountering various omens along the road Vanquishing monsters and creatures Often losing sight of your destination, [...]