Margarita Vargas-Betancourt

Challenges and Successes of Bilingual Metadata

In a virtual session, Margarita Vargas-Betancourt (Latin American and Caribbean Special Collections Librarian at University of Florida) discussed the importance of increasing bilingual access to Latin American collections found in online exhibits and digital repositories. Resources Challenges and Successes of Bilingual Metadata: Online Exhibits at LACCMargarita Vargas-Betancourt shows us that decolonizing digital collections requires specialized…

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Challenging Colonialism Through Archives & Digital Humanities

Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Ph.D., University of Florida Project Goals To critically analyze the history of the University of Florida’s Latin American & Caribbean Collection (LACC) and Panama Canal Museum Collection (PCCM) as examples of hegemony and colonialism.To evaluate how library specialists have challenged colonialism and highlighted underrepresented communities through exhibitions. Outcomes & Deliverables An exhibit about…

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