Wednesday, April 10, 2013

LDAG @ Launch of Digital Public Library of America

Kathryn Blackmer Reyes and Lillian Castillo-Speed, both members of the Latino Digital 
Archive Group and co-directors of our current project, "Preserving History: Establishing a 
National Latino Digital Archive," will be attending the much-anticipated launch of the 
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  The event takes place on April 18 and 19 at the 
Boston Public Library.  They will be providing information about our project with the
goal of advocating for the representation of Latino culture and history in major digital 
initiatives such as the DPLA.  For more information on the DPLA and the launch, 
please visit:


  1. This sounds like a wonderful initiative. We will certainly follow these developments!
    Linda Garcia Merchant, Chicana Por Mi Raza Oral History Project.

    1. Thank you Linda for your comments and support! I am sure we will be able to work together sometime in the near future.

  2. This is a much needed initiative. Are you in touch with Marta Cotera's daughter who has a similar one at Michigan?
    We here in San Diego would like to be part of this and have something to offer. See our web site:

    Richard Griswold del Castillo
    Chair, Chicana/o Archive Committee, SDSU

    1. Thank you Richard for your comments and interest. We have already been in contact with the project you mentioned. We hope to be able to explore possible ways we can work with them as well as with your project.