ACE Caribbean Repatriation Program Featured at SAA in Austin, Texas

ACE’s Archivist and Dissemination Coordinator, Bertram Lyons, represented ACE at the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. Lyons, who chaired the session entitled, “Lest We Forget – Lest We Forget! Sustaining Memory in Postcolonial Archives”, delivered the paper, “Sharing Resources, Sharing Responsibility, Sustaining Memory,” highlighting ACE’s efforts since 2005 to repatriate digital copies of Alan Lomax’s Caribbean field recordings and photographs to local and regional repositories in the Caribbean. The session also included presentations by Gayle Williams of dLOC (the Digital Library of the Caribbean) and Florida International University, and Helen Wong Smith of the University of Hawai’i, Hilo. For further information about the session and copies of the presentations, see session 506.

Originally posted: August 15, 2009