Saturday, September 5, 2015

Vicki Ruiz to receive National Humanities Medal from President Obama

Join us in congratulating Vicki Ruiz who will receive the National Humanities Medal from President Obama. Professor Ruiz is a member of LDAG's Advisory Committee.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


LDAG presented a poster on "Crafting a Digital Cultural Heritage Fair for Your Community" at the Reforma National Conference" (San Diego) and at the annual meeting of the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (San Francisco) in April 2015.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Latino Digital Archive Group @ Salinas Public Library



The Latino Digital Archive Group held its first Latino Digital Heritage fair at the Cesar Chavez Library in Salinas, California. Community organizations and members were invited to participate in “Preserving Local Latino History” on September 6th  & 7th 2013.   

This heritage fair discussed how photographs help tell the story of local Latino history.  A review of best practices for preserving and accessing photographs was provided followed by an opportunity for participants to digitize a selection of their photographs and showcase them. Participants had the option of giving permission for the images to be added the Salinas Local History Digital Archive http://salinaspubliclibrary.org/local-history/.  This was the first of many fairs to come as we moved towards establishing a National Latino Digital Archive. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

LDAG Panel @ American Libary Association Conference


Preserving History: Establishing a National Latino Digital Archive 
 Palmer House Hilton, Chicago Room, 4:30pm - 5:30pmSaturday, June 29
This panel will describe a project to ensure that Latino history and culture are preserved into the digital future.  Presenters are Lizette Guerra from UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center Library; Romelia Salinas of the Library of the California State University, Los Angeles; Kathryn Blackmer Reyes of the Cultural Heritage Center of the King Library at San Jose State University; and Lillian Castillo-Speed of the Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley.  

Everyone is welcome.  Please bring your questions!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DPLA's Launch Event Cancelled


Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), sent out a message yesterday announcing the cancellation of the events surrounding the DPLA's launch.  They would have taken place at the Boston Public Library which was in the immediate vicinity of the tragic explosions in Boston. Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and Lillian Castillo-Speed, DLAG members, had been planning to attend.  The DPLA Board is planning an even larger event for the fall, which Kathryn and Lillian hope to attend.