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Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Digital Collections of Cuban Patrimony

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Melissa Jerome
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Celebrating Cuba!

Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Collections of Cuban Patrimony seeks to advance and centralize current digital surrogates of Cuban historical and cultural material with the ultimate goal of providing global access to Cuba’s patrimony.

Celebrating Cuba! currently contains more than one million pages organized in ten different collections: Cuban Newspapers and PeriodicalsArchives and Manuscripts of and about CubaCuban MonographsCuban EphemeraCuban LawCuban Thinkers and Intellectual Leaders, Maps of Cuba, Theses and Dissertations about Cuba, U.S. Government Publications about Cuba, and Cuban Judaica. This is the result of more than three years of collaborative work between the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida ( and Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí (BNJM, as well as other partner universities and contributors in the United States such as Cornell University, Duke University, Florida International University, Harvard University, HistoryMiami, Kent State University, Library of Congress (US), LLMC-Digital, New York Public Library, University of California Los Angeles, University of Kentucky, University of Miami, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale University.

Materials are available at BNJM and through Celebrating Cuba! ( which is part of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, Digital files are also available to partner institutions who wish to locally host materials. Specific current priority projects and links to digital collections for each one are below. If you are interested in learning more about specific initiatives or wish to participate in one or more of the projects, please contact



More about the project / Mas sobre el proyecto

Quarterly Celebrating Cuba! Reports / Informes Trimestral de ¡Celebrando Cuba!

The Celebrating Cuba! team produces four reports a year that detail major achievements for each of the collections' goals. Reports from 2018 to present are available in Spanish and English in the University of Florida Digital Collections' Cuban Collections site

El equipo de ¡Celebrando Cuba! produce cuatro informes al año que detallan los principales logros para cada uno de los objetivos de las colecciones. Los informes desde 2018 hasta el presente están disponibles en español e inglés en el sitio de colecciones cubanas digitales

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