Reasons for consideration:
Since 2012 the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba Jose Marti and the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries have collaborated to digitize monographs and serials of Cuban patrimony to provide global, free access to this material worldwide. Several institutions in the United States such as the University of North Carolina, the University of Miami, and Harvard University have contributed digital copies of their holdings towards this effort. This proposal is yet another collaborative initiative to continue to grow this digital collection of over one million pages now open for public access at the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC) Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Collections of Cuban Patrimony digital repository.
All of the targeted Cuban titles have been deemed rare due to scarce availability among holding institutions as determined through the findings of an international survey. The holdings for digitization included in this proposal are 37 reels of 35mm microfilm and 8 sheets of microfiche held by the two partner institutions. The titles in microfilm are currently held on 35mm silver gelatin positives shot 2-up. The microfiche is also shot 2-up.