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Video Conference III: Digital Resources in Puerto Rico

Video Conference III: Digital Resources in Puerto Rico If you are doing research about Puerto Rico online, make sure to be part of Centro’s November 16 video conference, which was designed to acquaint statesiders with the abundance of digital – and library-based – resources available from locations on the island. Anyone looking for information about art, agriculture, architecture, history, music, rare books and just about anything else about Puerto Ricans should make sure to connect to the event, which will be live streamed via our website. This is the third of a historic series of video conferences Centro has produced this year in partnership with other academic institutions in the United States and Puerto Rico. This conference will be mostly in Spanish with English subtitles. It will especially highlight digital resources from University of Puerto Rico (UPR) campuses Amilcar Tirado, associate director of UPR Río Piedras Campus Library System, and Dr. José Sanchez Lugo, professor at the Graduate School of Information Science and Technologies at the UPR Río Piedras campus, will provide the introduction and welcoming remarks from Puerto Rico. Sánchez Lugo is leading the island team. The program will include an overview of the library system web portal at http://biblioteca.uprrp.edu, by Nancy Abreu, librarian of the Puerto Rican Collection, Río Piedras Campus Library System. Marissa Ordoñez, head librarian, Puerto Rican Collection, Río Piedras Campus Library System, will speak on the resources that are available. Myra Torres, unit head librarian, Río Piedras Campus Library System, at http://bibliotecadigital.uprrp.edu, will speak on the Puerto Rican Digital Library (PRDL); and Laurie Ann Ortiz, Librarian of the Architecture Library, UPR Río Piedras, will share information related to this online architectural resource: http://www.bibarquitecturaupr.info. Other speakers include Dr. Liz Pagán, director, Agricultural Library, UPR in Mayagüez campus, on agriculture; Iris Parrilla, unit head librarian, Río Piedras Campus Library System, art collection; Doris Rivera, unit head Librarian, Río Piedras Campus Library System, on the music library; and Aura Díaz, head librarian, Río Piedras Campus Library System, on the rare books collection. There will be question and answer session after the presentations. The conference moderator will coordinate, so participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and get responses from the participating experts in Puerto Rico. Centro’s video conferences kicked off last March when the institute showcased its rich archival, educational and digital resources on teaching and learning about the Puerto Rican history with colleges in Puerto Rico and New York State. It was followed by another video conference last spring that showcased posters used for teaching Puerto Rican history, featuring posters and video tied to a historical time line and other digital information segments that Centro is producing. Richard Unapanta, director of Centro’s media team, will be in charge of coordinating. Centro plans to produce the video conference with the City University of New York as its technical production partner. To view the live stream from 10 am to noon, visit centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/tv/ You can also attend the video conference at Centro, at the Hunter College 68th Street Campus, North Building, Room C105. Centro events are free and open to the public, but please RSVP to (212) 396-6545 or centroev@hunter.cuny.edu.