Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy
Miguel Asencio, MS, is Project Manager at the Office of Community Engagement at Florida International University.
Prior to assuming his current post, Mr. Asencio was the Director of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) at the FIU Libraries. In that capacity, he oversaw the premier digital library of Caribbean content in the world, a cooperative of 79 regional 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 is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at FIU. He also holds an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and a B.A. from FIU. 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.