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: In 2021, the FIU Libraries received a Recordings at Risks grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR ). The funds allowed digitize, create metadata, and provide online access to thousands of unique Caribbean and Latin American songs produced from 1900 to 1935 included in The Diaz-Ayala Collection Cassette Series. This presentation will provide an overview of the most significant aspects of the project, including strategies and challenges of material selection, description, rights and team coordination & collaboration. We will also provide a tour through the FIU digital repository dPanther with examples.


Presented at the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) LXVII Voicing the Past: Libraries, Archives, and Cultural Institutions in the Making of Latin America and the Caribbean. Panel Voices in the Archives, Held May 2-6, 2022.


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