dPanther project team consists of the
GIS Center, providing platform development and support as well as project collaboration; the Digital Collections Center, providing training, consultation, digitization, and metadata services; the dPanther Advisory Committee of FIU Library department representatives; and a special thanks to the UF Library development team for their support of the SobekCM software, on which the dPanther system is based.
Jennifer Fu, Head of GIS and Digital Collections
Boyuan (Keven) Guan, Lead Developer
Meng Ma, Application / Database Developer
Julian Gottlieb, Web Designer/Developer
Xiao long Zhu, Web Developer
Jorge Sotolongo, Graphic Designer Digital Collections Support
Jamie Rogers, Assistant Head of Digital Collections Margarita Mirabal, Digital Collections Librarian
Kelley Rowan, Digital Archivist
Partners, Content Contributors, and Affiliates
Coral Gables Historic Resources Center (City of Coral Gables)
*Coral Gables Office of the City Clerk (City of Coral Gables)
Everglades National Park
FIU Department of Landscape Architecture
FIU Department of Religious Studies
FIU Digital Collections Center
*FIU Disaster Risk Reduction Program
FIU Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center
FIU Government Documents
FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center
FIU Sound and Image Department
FIU Special Collections and University Archives
Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER
Florida Digital Archive
Florida Gulf Coast University (WFGCU radio station)
*Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation
Frost Art Museum
Miami Dade Public School System
Miami Design Preservation League
*Miami Office of the City Clerk (City of Miami)
Monroe County Public Libraries (City of Key West)
South Florida Information Access (U.S. Geological Survey)
Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC)
University of Miami Library
*USAID West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation Hygiene Program (WA-WASH)
William H. Turner Technical Arts High School
If you or your organization wishes to have your materials shared through dPanther, contact FIU’s Digital Collections Center (DCC), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Content Partners/Contributors – Archives, libraries, museums, and private collectors with cultural, historical, and research materials that wish to serve their digitized content through the dPanther system for scholars, students, and interested citizens to access internationally via the Web. Partners may also include K-12 and university educational programs and research initiatives. Partners perform all copyright clearance, scanning, metadata, and ingest tasks related to their collections. dPanther will provide hosting services to “Partners", and the Florida Digital Archive also preserves any content hosted in dPanther. Development and design/branding work may incur fees. Depending on the volume of content, complexity of content types and formats, IT and/or processing maintenance fee may apply. A content partner may establish contractual work with FIU library.
Collaborators – External organizations, and University departments or centers that work collaboratively on digital initiatives with FIU’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center and/or Digital Collections Center (DCC), by contributing funds, IT maintenance and/or personnel time to a mutually beneficial project, either through grants or institutional commitment. Membership
Membership is open to any individuals or organizations (non-profit) wishing to provide funding for ongoing development and outreach for dPanther digital initiatives. This development includes supporting the technical infrastructure costs, partner training and the development and promotion of the collections.
Organizational annual membership levels:
Executive dPanther Member – $10,000 In addition to support for the general hosting and development, this membership level offers the opportunity to fund up to 4,000 pages of FIU Library digitization projects that match both the University’s mission and the interest of the member.
Sustaining dPanther Member – $5,000 In addition to support for the general hosting and development, this membership level offers a the opportunity to fund up to 2,000 pages of FIU Library digitization projects that match both the University’s mission and the interest of the member.
Supporting dPanther Member – $2,500 In addition to support for the general hosting and development, this membership level offers a the opportunity to fund up to 1,000 pages of FIU Library digitization projects that match both the University’s mission and the interest of the member.
Contributing dPanther Member – $1,000 This membership level provides support for the general hosting and development of dPanther. Contributing membership dues are pooled to cover the technical infrastructure costs, partner training and the development and promotion of the collections and dissemination via dPanther framework.
Individual annual membership levels:
Executive Sustaining Membership ‐ $1,000 and above
Sustaining Membership ‐ $500
Supporting Membership ‐ $250
Contributing Membership ‐ $100
Scholar Membership ‐ $50
Student Membership ‐ $25