The Electronic Information Collaboration Project [ or Cuba-L Direct Project] is a collaborative effort of a number of institutions and individuals.
The overall concept and implementation of the project is the result of the collaboration of a US-based organization [Cuba-L Direct] and the the Cuban based magazine Temas. We want to thank the long term cooperation of the director, staff and writers of the Cuban magazine Temas. This project owes much to their work and long term perspectives.
We also wish to acknowledge the ITS Support Center at the University of New Mexico which has provided support to the Cuba-L listserver for over 20 years. The computer team at Cubarte in Havana have provided enourmous support, despite thegreat difficulties involved in technical cooperation. We thank them greatly.
The Ibero American Science, Technology and Education Consortium [ISTEC] at the University of New Mexico has provided logistical support and needed advise; its staff has been friendly and highly professional. We could not operate without them.
The Cuba Research & Analysis Group of Albuquerque, New Mexico also has played an important part in developing the early ideas in this effort.
The staff of World Data Services in Havana has provided daily reports and news for many years, always trusting that our efforts were worthwhile. We thank them as well.
We also wish to thank the Mexico City office of the Ford Foundation. The financial support of the foundation has made The Electronic Information Collaboration Project a worthwhile reality. Moreover, it Program Officer convinced us to think much bigger than we originally were doing. The long term perspective and the financial resources allow us to try to be an important resource in the study of Cuba, worldwide.
Finally, we want to express our deepest gratitude to all the people who in so many ways have contributed to making sure that, on a daily basis, the different aspects of this project works and continues. Information collectors, reporters, journalists, government officials, bloggers, academics, artists, programmers and many others have made possible that we have the materials that we then process and make available to our readers.