The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library of 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. Collections include books, photographs, archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, legal documents, official historical documents, literature (novels, poetry, journals, and more), art, audio-visual materials, and historic and contemporary maps. The Digital Library of the Caribbean provides free, open access to all materials, and all materials are full text searchable, with JPG2000 images that load quickly but can be zoomed for detail. As of November 2008, the Digital Library of the Caribbean held 21,157 items comprising 560,491 pages built from the regular loading of new materials from partner institutions.

Description curtesy of Laurie Taylor, University of Florida Libraries’ Digital Library Center