Initiative on Cuban Libraries and Archives
Assisting Cuban libraries and archives to prepare for and respond to disaster
The Standing Committee on Cuban Libraries, which was established by the SSRC's Working Group on Cuba in 2001, has allocated over $390,000 to date in support of capacity-building workshops, conservation and preservation projects, material purchases, and travel grants. As a result, many Cuban libraries and archivists have sharply increased their technical skills and there is greater availability of much-needed conservation supplies. In recent years, the committee has shifted its focus to increasing the capacity of Cuba's cultural institutions to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.