Announcing the 2018 SEFLIN Breakthrough Digitization Awards Winners
SEFLIN is pleased to announce the four 2018 Breakthrough Digitization Awards winners. These projects demonstrate the importance of institutional partnerships, and the need to preserve and make accessible Southeast Florida’s rich history. SEFLIN will be awarding a total of $8,400 to help ensure that these worthwhile projects are completed. The SEFLIN Breakthrough Digitization Awards are funded under the provisions of the Library Cooperative Grant program, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.
Florida International University and the Historic Hampton House
Building on a collaborative History Harvest event held in February, FIU and the Historic Hampton House are partnering to collect, preserve, and share Miami’s local history. This project seeks to engage local residents and showcase their history through FIU’s digital collections platform.
Brockway Memorial Library (in partnership with Florida International University)
The Brockway Memorial Library currently possesses roughly 1,000 archival items with significant interest to Miami Shore’s local history. The Brockway Memorial Library has partnered with FIU to digitize these items, with a focus on early pioneers and residences, and make them available utilizing FIU’s digital repository.
Boynton Beach City Library, Lake Worth Public Library, and the Lake Worth Herald Press, Inc.
The Boynton Beach City Library, Lake Worth Public Library, and the Lake Worth Herald are collaborating to preserve and digitize the last remaining copies of the Lake Worth Herald newspaper published between 1912 and 1970. These newspapers contain vital information about communities from Boynton Beach to West Palm Beach during the area’s early years of growth and development. Once these newspapers are digitized, they will be made available to the public in a searchable database.
Florida International University
Florida International University Libraries currently house one of the world’s most extensive publicly available collections of Cuban and Latin American music known as the Diaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection. Part of that overall collection is the Libertad Lamarque Collection, which is one of their more popular and important collections. As such, the Sound and Image Department will digitize and host this unique collection of sheet music for researchers and other interested parties around the world.