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Title: Facilitating free flow of information and access to knowledge : current initiatives at the University of the West Indies, Mona Library
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Title: Facilitating free flow of information and access to knowledge : current initiatives at the University of the West Indies, Mona Library
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Language: English
Creator: Stubbs, Sandra O.
Publisher: Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries
Publication Date: 2006
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Subject: Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Jamaica -- Caribbean
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ACURIL XXXVI Aruba 2006
Reports of Standing Committees
and Special Interest Groups
Series: C 2.4-2


Facilitating Free Flow of Information and Access to
Knowledge: Current initiatives at the University of the
West Indies,
Mona Library












Sandra 0. Stubbs
University of the West Indies Library, Mona









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


Aruba Resort & Spa
Aruba
May 28- June 2, 2006








Facilitating Free Flow of
Information and
Access to Knowledge

Current initiatives at
the University of the
West Indies, Mona
Library



Sandra 0.: Stubbs
University of the West Indies Library, Mona
Tuesday, May 30, 20068









Role of Academic Libraries


* Core functions of supporting University's role
of teaching, learning, research and providing
community service


* Challenge to be inclusive in meeting the
information needs of wider society


Sandra Stubbs, UWI, Mona


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* Integrating with'national educational policy
and developmental goals


Sandra Stubbs, UWI, Mona


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University of the West Indies, Mona
Libraries


* "Information is for UWI a vital resource that
impacts all its functions" (University of the West Indies,
Strategic Plan II, 2002-2007. Pages. 16-17)
* Main and branch librarians utilize varying
strategies to advance the University's
strategic objectives and promote the
exchange of ideas and knowledge.


Sandra Stubbs, UWI, Mona


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Use of ICT's & Other Initiatives at Mona
to facilitate access to knowledge


* MERIC


* West Indian
services
* VISTAS
* Digitization


Databases & other Web based


* Mona Online Research


Sandra Stubbs, UWI, Mona


Database


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* Library of the Spoken Word
* Special Collections
* Services to Distance Learners


* Facilitating "Outside"


Users


http://www.mona.uwi.edu/library


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Areas for Development/Consideration


* Increased Digitization & Dissemination of
Caribbean Content
* Expansion of services to groups with special
needs
* Information in multimedia, oral and
audiovisual formats


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* Reaching a Wider Audience
* Continuous improvement of ICT
and consortia development


* Fee or Free,


networks


Web Cafe's etc.


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Challenges


* Budgetary Allocations
* Staffing for New Initiatives


* Research & Statistical


Analysis


* Expansion of Physical Facilities


Sandra Stubbs, UWI, Mona


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Caribbean Inclusive Information
Society


* Caribbean Single Market
* Cultural & Linguistic Diversity
* Regional Challenges


Sandra Stubbs, UWI, Mona


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Thank You.





;ii : Sandra O. Stubbs
I .li Librarian II
Cataloguing Section
i .iiiiiiii.i M ain Library
I University of the West Indies, Mona
j. i Kingston 7, Jamaica W.I.
Jsandra.stubbs@uwimona.edu .jm


Sandra Stubbs, UWI, Mona


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