Sunday, January 17, 2010

News about archives and libraries in Haiti

The Facebook page for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is carrying some news about the libraries and archives in Haiti.  A message posted their from Library Director Francoise Thybulle reports "The building of the National library is safe,the shelves and holdings have shifted...we will prevail ... our building is the only one standing in the whole area".  Photos within that group page show satellite images of a few of the buildings both before and after. 

I began thinking this morning about Haiti's history and culture, hoping that somehow pieces of the past had survived somewhere.  The few messages in this Facebook group have given me hope.  Now resources will be needed to ensure that these cultural heritage materials remain safe and available for future generations.

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