This past week UPR graduate student Jean Gabriel joined librarian Javier Almeyda in planning scanning work for this summer. Jean is sponsored as an intern research assistant by the Rutgers Archival Collaboration. Jean will assist in scanning and publishing rare periodical publications and unpublished items of high value to researchers held by the Coleccion Puertorriquena which will be made available on an ongoing (and rapid) basis in the Biblioteca Digital organized by Almeyda. Prof. Lauria Santiago and Javier Almeyda hope to expand the already steady stream of postings in PDF format that Almeyda already achieved (and won a recent recognition for).
Next week Jeremy Santiago, also a UPR student, will join the work in processing new and old microfilms into scanned format and produce PDFs out of the many rare periodicals held in the CPR. For more updates on this work join our email list and subscribe to the the Biblioteca Digital on the ISSUU platform.