Miguel Asencio, MS, is the Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) at Florida International University.
Mr. Asencio oversees the premier digital library of Caribbean content in the world, a cooperative of more than 75 international partners. DLOC contains content relating to the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean, and provides users with access to Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials held in archives, libraries, and private collections which have garnered over 200 million views since 2006 (http://www.dloc.com). Mr. Asencio proposed, planned, and helped design the creation of a collaborative mass digitization lab at FIU, which has been supported by grants and institutional awards in excess of $2 million in funding.
Mr. Asencio has an MS in Curriculum and Instruction: Learning Technologies from Florida International University and has an interest in digital resources and accessibility for education research using information and communications technology. Mr. Asencio's areas of expertise are in community engagement, partnership development, international collaborative projects, communities of practice, digitization of archival and research materials, digital projects, workflow management, classroom technology implementation, collaborative digital resources platforms, and digital imaging quality control assessments and standards implementations.
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library (GL) 310B