Laurie N. Taylor and Cultivating Caribbean Knowledge
In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Laurie N. Taylor. Taylor is the Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies and Chair of the Digital Partnerships and Strategies Department and Editor-in-Chief, LibraryPress@UF at the University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries. She also serves as the Digital Scholarship Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).
Dr. Taylor earned her Ph.D. in English/Media Studies and Digital Humanities in 2006 and received a Master of Arts in the same discipline in 2002, both from the University of Florida. Dr. Taylor’s scholarship focuses on the socio-technical (e.g., people, policies, technologies, communities) aspects of scholarly cyberinfrastructure to support the continuing evolution of digital scholarship.
We spoke about the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), its origins, and the transformative potential of this project.