Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Digital Collections of Cuban Patrimony

Digital Collections and Collaborative Partnerships

UF expanded its historical collaboration with Cuban institutions by signing an agreement with the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí (BNJM) to create broad and deep open access to digital collections that celebrate Cuban patrimony. Under the 2016 agreement, UF and BNJM identified major projects for the development and exchange of digital content from and about Cuba. UF’s Smathers Libraries coordinate partnerships with U.S. and Canadian institutions for digitization of maps, legal materials, and monographs, as well as journals and newspapers, in consultation and cooperation with BNJM. BNJM serves as advisor to each project and contributes materials not held elsewhere. Once digitized, these sources are available to everyone, worldwide through the UF Digital Collections, Digital Library of the Caribbean, and through partners who locally host materials. Expressions of interest from institutions with Cuban materials – whether original or digital, broad or specialized – are welcomed: please contact us to discuss contributing.

  • UF and BNJM Partners include:
    • Cuba
      • Biblioteca del Patronato de la Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea de Cuba Beth Shalom Synagogue
      • Fundación Antonio Nuñez Jimenez
      • Oficina del Historiador
    • US
      • 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
      • Yale University
    • For the Map Digital Collection:
      • University of Miami Libraries
      • Library of Congress (US)
      • HistoryMiami
      • University of Kentucky
    • See also the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) partners, where many are contributing items as applicable.

New Publications

Through the LibraryPress@UF, the Smathers Libraries are bringing new works about Cuba to life, and bringing former works back to life, as reborn digital works.

More Information

For more information, contact Laurie Taylor.

Also, see the 2021 Quarterly Report.