The essays in this special issue of archipelagos journal are dedicated to the towering work of the Digital Library of the Caribbean. Our guest editors for this issue are Perry Collins and Hadassah St. Hubert
After 23 years of rich and sustained activity, the landmark Caribbean digital project île-en-île ceased production. At archipelagos journal we wanted to honor the two decades of pioneering editorial work of Thomas C. Spear, and the many contributions of île-en-île to our field, by doing two things: First, we helped Thomas implement several archival strategies for the site; and second, we invited several scholars and educators to reflect on the impact of the site on our teaching and research. Below are their reflections.