A Second Planning session was held on August 1-4, 2018 with the following participants: Nadjah Ríos Villarini (PI), Mirerza González Vélez (Co-PI), Nora Ponte Cobo (Professor of Music, UPR-RP), Laurie Taylor (dLOC, University of Florida), Mila Aponte (M.I.S., library sciences consultant), Pablo Defendini (web designer), Iraida Toro, Jennifer Rodríguez, Elizier Rodríguez and Hilda Ayala-González (librarians, UPR-Mayagüez), Sally Everson (Assistant Professor of English University of The Bahamas and grant writing consultant), Faviola Martínez (undergraduate research assistant), and Gabriela Rivera, (undergraduate research assistant).
The preliminary website design/prototype (with proposed elements of micro-projects by Ríos, González, and Ponte) was presented by web designer Pablo Defendini and library science consultant Mila Aponte. Librarians from UPR-Mayagüez presented a plan for collaboration on archiving uncatalogued rescued items to be digitized related to the Fiestas Patronales (patron saint festivals) in twenty-five Puerto Rican municipalities, composed of books and programs in optimal condition which had been slated to be thrown out. Project evaluation was initiated, funding opportunities were reviewed to advance the project in next stages, other collaborative opportunities with local heritage and cultural organizations were identified, and a work plan was established for Spring semester.
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