Title: Being of and not in... : the University of the West Indies Libraries and WSIS
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Title: Being of and not in... : the University of the West Indies Libraries and WSIS
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Creator: Leguay, Karen
Publisher: Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries
Publication Date: 2006
Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Barbados -- Caribbean
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Reports of Standing Committees
and Special Interest Groups
Series: C 2.4-1

Being of and not in... : The University of the
West., dlies Libraries and WSIS

Karen Leguay
UWI Cave Hill, Barbados

Presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the
Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Lbrarles

Aruba Resort & Spa
May 28- June 2, 2006

The University of the West
Indies Libraries and WSIS

VE1I~~) S. ~ I


. Indirectly WSIS hence the title

* Campus Librarian at
Senior Librarian and


Hill former


Manager at

St. Augustine, hence I'm speaking for both

WSIS Vision

To build a people-centred, inclusive and
development-oriented information society
where everyone can create, access, utilize
and share information and knowledge
enabling individuals, communities and
peoples to achieve their full potential in
promoting their sustainable development
and improving their quality of life...

WSIS cont.

The potential of information and communication
technology to promote:
Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger
Achievement of universal primary education
Gender equality and empowerment of women
Reduction of child mortality
Improvement of maternal health
Fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Environmental sustainability
Attainment of a more peaceful, just and prosperous world

WSIS: Key Principles for building
and Inclusive Information Society
" Improve access to information and communication
infrastructure and technologies
* Improve access to information and knowledge
* Build capacity
* Increase confidence and security in the use of ICTs
* Foster and respect cultural diversity
* Recognise the role of the media
* Address the ethical dimension of the information society
* Encourage international and regional cooperation


. Access to

IC infrastructure and


m Access

to information and knowledge

m Build capacity

,I I~p"8"a~

Access to infrastructure

. Access

to IC infrastructure and

Aligning ICT with strategy


Access to information...

* Access to information and knowledge
Removing barriers to equitable access
Assistive technologies
Preservation of documentary records
WI & Special Collections
Free and equitable access to information
Caribbean consortium
OA initiatives for scientific publishing
Information Literacy


* Build capacity
The opportunity to acquire the necessary
skills and knowledge in order to participate
actively in, and benefit fully from the
Information Society and knowledge economy
Adult education, life-long learning, distance-


Caribbean Universities Project for Integrated Distance
Education (UNESCO-UWI project for the Enhancement
of Human Resource Development in Distance Teaching,
Administration and Materials Distribution)

* Funded by Japanese Funds-In-Trust for Capacity-
building of Human Resources
* Administered through UNESCO

CUPIDE: objectives

To build the human resource capacity in the
participating institutions through provision of
training for academic, administrative and
technical personnel...in the use of information
and communication technologies for teaching,
administration and the delivery of course
Provision for hardware, software and
technical assistance

N d

The Universities...

* University of Technology (Jamaica)
* University of Quisqueya (Haiti)
* Anton de Kom University of Suriname
* University of Guyana
* The University of the West Indies

Being of and not in...

" UWI has taken on board the establishment
of an Inclusive Information Society
* Identification of the University Libraries
with these projects

Next Steps

m A commitment of the Libraries to get involved
with the technology as well as the content:
Training students in ICT
Developing information strategies for the institution
Training in the use of open source course
management software
Developing institutional repositories/ publishing

Being of and not in...
Karen Lequay
The University of the West Indies @ Cave Hill

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