About the Project

The Cuban Media Project is a multi-faceted digital humanities initiative of William & Mary Libraries, featuring original collections, courses, exhibits, an open digital repository, visiting artist programs, student research trips, and faculty and staff exchanges.

History

The project grew out of an instructional partnership between Dr. Ann Marie Stock, vice provost for academic and faculty affairs and professor of Hispanic studies and film and media studies, and Troy Davis, director of Swem Library’s Reeder Media Center. Faced with the challenge of organizing and preserving materials she had created and collected over the years, Dr. Stock turned to the library for advice.

Once library staff looked over Dr. Stock’s materials, they saw the potential of the collection to contribute to research and scholarship related to Cuba. The conversation soon shifted from preservation to collection building, student learning, open access and much more.

Goals of the project:

  • COLLECTIONS BUILDING
  • STUDENT LEARNING
  • PARTNERSHIPS IN CUBA
  • PRESERVATION AND ARCHIVING
  • ACCESS AND EXPOSURE