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Libraries Networking for National
             Development
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              National Library of ...
Divide World     Knowledge
            N    Prosperity
                 Globalization
                 Inclusion



      ...
Digital World              McLuhan Digital
                           Village

        WORLD “A”




                     ...
Digital Libraries and Digital Repositories



                     CONSORTIUM




                         NETWORKS
 Over twenty-five years ago, a panel of First-World meteorologists
  diagnosed global warming (Kolbert).
 The increase i...
World Digital Memory : 93%
Denying or refusing to accept such bad news will
surely not fend off the consequences.
 In a world where
  disaster hazar...
DIGITAL DEATH
UNESCO´s Mandate



“Promote the free flow of ideas by word and image”
    “Maintain, increase and spread knowledge”




 ...
About Knowledge Societies




           Knowledge Societies

Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge
Creation    Preserva...
About Knowledge Societies


 KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY BASIC PRINCIPLES
1. Freedom of expression
2. Universal access to informatio...
Principles of Knowledge Societies


 Freedom of Expression
  Respect for Article 19 of UDHR, freedom of
  the press, free...
Principles of Knowledge Societies


 Cultural and linguistic diversity
  Understanding and respect for other
  cultures; ...
Building Knowledge Societies

Mandate and functions of
UNESCO’s


                               Living information




  ...
IFAP and Knowledge Societies
                              Mandate and functions
Information for All Programme (IFAP):

 ...
IFAP and Knowledge Societies


IFAP exists to be an advocate for all
 people on the wrong side of the
 information divide...
Administrative Structure


 Intergovernmental Council
    Function: guidance its planning
    and implementation
   Twe...
Member States elected from 34st to end of   Member States elected from 33rd to end of
36nd session of the General Conferen...
IFAP objectives



 promote international reflection and debate on the ethical, legal and societal
   challenges of the i...
IFAP Methods & Tools


 Establishing a framework for international co-
  operation and partnerships
 Facilitating reflec...
IFAP Actions


 Support production of local content
 Foster availability of indigenous knowledge
  through basic literac...
IFAP Areas of Action

Area 1:                           Area 4:
Developing international,         Developing information
r...
www.unesco.org/webworld/ifap
CI OFFICES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
BUILDING THE KNOWLEDGE AND
INFORMATION SOCIETY
 IN THE CARIBBEAN            DIVISION FOR
                             COMM...
Four Main Line of Action




  1. Promoting an enabling environment for freedom of
     expression and freedom of informat...
Promoting an enabling environment for freedom of
 expression and freedom of information

 WPFD 2008 Launching of Caribbea...
Fostering universal access to information and the development
of infostructures
 Strategic alliance with ECLAC and ITU to...
Promoting the development of free, independent and pluralistic media and
community participation in sustainable developmen...
Strengthening the role of communication and information in fostering
mutual understanding, peace and reconciliation, parti...
SOME ON-GOING PROJECTS IN
        JAMAICA
Prison Radio Network
 Setting up of to facilitate prisoner rehabilitation and promote reintegration
  into society in par...
National Workshop on ICT in
Education Toolkit
 In collaboration with the Ministries of
 Education and Technology; This wi...
Strengthen of the Caribbean Indigenous
and Endangered Language Website
 in collaboration with the Jamaica language Unit o...
Strengthening of networking among media professionals through the
development of an online Caribbean Media and Communicati...
Examples of some results achieved


   4 Caribbean
   inscriptions on
   the International
   Memory of the               ...
1. Book in print in
   English and
    Spanish
1. MITIGATING DISASTER.
    A Strategic Guide to Risk
    Management in
    Heritage Collections.

•   Book and CD Rom in
...
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  1. 1. Libraries Networking for National Development . National Library of Jamaica 23 November 2007 Isidro Fernandez-Aballi Adviser on Communication and Information for the Caribbean UNESCO i.fernandez-aballi@unesco.org
  2. 2. Divide World Knowledge N Prosperity Globalization Inclusion 1. SOCIAL DIVIDE 2. KNOWLEDGE DIVIDE 3. DIGITAL DIVIDE Ignorance Poverty Marginalization S Exclusion
  3. 3. Digital World McLuhan Digital Village WORLD “A” TE WORLD “B” 14% LÉ INTERNET FO 26% NO S WORLD “C” 60% Nada
  4. 4. Digital Libraries and Digital Repositories CONSORTIUM NETWORKS
  5. 5.  Over twenty-five years ago, a panel of First-World meteorologists diagnosed global warming (Kolbert).  The increase in average temperatures, causing major glaciers to shrink and ocean levels to rise, is no longer a speculative model positioned far in the future, but a fact of present-day reality
  6. 6. World Digital Memory : 93%
  7. 7. Denying or refusing to accept such bad news will surely not fend off the consequences.  In a world where disaster hazards of all kinds seem to loom increasingly, we must value and provide special care for humankind’s documentary heritage, whether in letters, images, or zeroes and ones.
  8. 8. DIGITAL DEATH
  9. 9. UNESCO´s Mandate “Promote the free flow of ideas by word and image” “Maintain, increase and spread knowledge” UNESCO: focus on content Enhanced UNESCO’s relevance in the information society
  10. 10. About Knowledge Societies Knowledge Societies Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge Creation Preservation Dissemination Utilization Pluralism Education Human Needs and Rights
  11. 11. About Knowledge Societies KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY BASIC PRINCIPLES 1. Freedom of expression 2. Universal access to information and knowledge 3. Cultural and linguistic diversity, and 4. Quality education for all
  12. 12. Principles of Knowledge Societies  Freedom of Expression Respect for Article 19 of UDHR, freedom of the press, freedom of speech on the Internet  Universal access to information and knowledge Infrastructure and connectivity; affordability; information literacy; know-how for use and development; education; free flow of information; public domain
  13. 13. Principles of Knowledge Societies  Cultural and linguistic diversity Understanding and respect for other cultures; plurality and diversity of content and languages; importance of locally relevant content  Quality education for all Access to education as a fundamental right; education as a tool for combating illiteracy, marginalization, poverty and exclusion
  14. 14. Building Knowledge Societies Mandate and functions of UNESCO’s Living information IFAP Information for All Programme
  15. 15. IFAP and Knowledge Societies Mandate and functions Information for All Programme (IFAP):  Established in 2001  Successor of General Information Programme (PGI) & Intergovernmental Informatics Proramme (IIP)  Sister to Intergovernmental Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)  One of UNESCO’s 11 «intergovernmental programmes»  Uniqueness and influence of intergovernmental nature integrated by 26 Member States  Expert body  Potential influence at national level using local networks
  16. 16. IFAP and Knowledge Societies IFAP exists to be an advocate for all people on the wrong side of the information divide, whether they be in developed or developing countries. Of special concern are the needs of women, youth and the elderly, as well as persons with disabilities.
  17. 17. Administrative Structure  Intergovernmental Council  Function: guidance its planning and implementation  Twenty-six Member States of UNESCO, elected by General Conference  Bi-annual meetings  Bureau (1 President, 3 Vice-presidents, 3 Members, 1 Rapporteur)  Secretariat  UNESCO, Information Society Division
  18. 18. Member States elected from 34st to end of Member States elected from 33rd to end of 36nd session of the General Conference 35th session of the General Conference (2007-2011): (2005-2009): Austria France Israel Canada Germany Brazil Czech Republic Grenada Hungary Venezuela Poland DPR Korea Jamaica China Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Congo Viet Nam Ethiopia United Republic of Tanzania Kenya Egypt Nigeria Sudan Côte D’Ivoire Libya
  19. 19. IFAP objectives  promote international reflection and debate on the ethical, legal and societal challenges of the information society;  promote and widen access to information in the public domain through the organization, digitization and preservation of information;  support training, continuing education and lifelong learning in the fields of communication, information and informatics;  support the production of local content and foster the availability of indigenous knowledge through basic literacy and ICT literacy training;  promote the use of international standards and best practices in communication, information and informatics in UNESCO's fields of competence; and  promote information and knowledge networking at local, national, regional and international levels.
  20. 20. IFAP Methods & Tools  Establishing a framework for international co- operation and partnerships  Facilitating reflection and debate (Think tank function, upstream work)  Developing standards, methods and tools Creation IFAP National Committees  Promoting networks  Acting as a Clearing House  Initiating pilot projects
  21. 21. IFAP Actions  Support production of local content  Foster availability of indigenous knowledge through basic literacy and information literacy training;  Promote use of international standards and best practices in communication, information and informatics  Promote information and knowledge networking at all levels
  22. 22. IFAP Areas of Action Area 1: Area 4: Developing international, Developing information regional and national processing and management tools and information policies systems Area 2: Developing human resources Area 5: and capabilities for the Information technology for education, information age science, culture and communication Area 3: Strengthening institutions as gateways for information access
  23. 23. www.unesco.org/webworld/ifap
  24. 24. CI OFFICES IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
  25. 25. BUILDING THE KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION SOCIETY IN THE CARIBBEAN DIVISION FOR COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION UNESCO OFFICE FOR THE CARIBBEAN
  26. 26. Four Main Line of Action 1. Promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression and freedom of information 2. Fostering universal access to information and the development of infostructures 3. Promoting the development of free, independent and pluralistic media and community participation in sustainable development through community media 4. Strengthening the role of communication and information in fostering mutual understanding, peace and reconciliation, particularly in open and post-conflict areas Information Literacy
  27. 27. Promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression and freedom of information  WPFD 2008 Launching of Caribbean Media Summit on the " Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME)"  WPFD 2009 Caribbean Media Summit: "Toward Harmonising Freedom of the Press and Broadcasting Legislation in the Caribbean"
  28. 28. Fostering universal access to information and the development of infostructures  Strategic alliance with ECLAC and ITU to follow up WSIS Action Plan, prepared by ECLAC, ELAC 2010 and strengthen INFOLAC participation in the process.  Identification, preservation and access of Latin American and the Caribbean heritage collections in the framework of MOW programme.  Promoting Caribbean information, preservation and access initiatives (Caribbean Digital Library Initiative, Caribbean e-Librarian Iniitiative and Caribbean IFAP National Committees)  Production and distribution of INFOLAC's quarterly journal (volumes 21 and 22 ) and INFOLAC/MOWLAC website (http://infolac.ucol.mx)
  29. 29. Promoting the development of free, independent and pluralistic media and community participation in sustainable development through community media  Strengthening of the Caribbean Network of Media/ Information Literacy Clubs Strengthening of the Caribbean Internet Radio Portal (CIRP)  Strengthening of the Caribbean Network of Young Journalists dealing with specific sustainable development areas.  Promoting values of free, independent and pluralistic media and community participation for development among Latin America and the Caribbean young people by improving Caribbean participation in the Youth Portals (www.joveneslac.org and www.youthlac.org)  Promoting the adaptation of Model Journalism Curricula in Caribbean institutions.
  30. 30. Strengthening the role of communication and information in fostering mutual understanding, peace and reconciliation, particularly in open and post-conflict areas  Behaviour Change Communication for Crime Mitigation through Community Mulitmedia Centres.  Promoting Preservation of Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered Languages  Support to set up information literacy clubs in schools and facilitate the participation of students from Jamaica in the Caribbean Network of Information Literacy Clubs  Creation of the Caribbean Internet Radio Portal (CIRP) with ROOTS FM and Container Project in Jamaica playing lead roles;
  31. 31. SOME ON-GOING PROJECTS IN JAMAICA
  32. 32. Prison Radio Network  Setting up of to facilitate prisoner rehabilitation and promote reintegration into society in partnership with the Department of Correctional Services (Ministry of Security). This is being done for the First time in the Caribbean. Results when completed:  200 Inmates and officers trained in broadcasting and communications and related multimedia skills;  Improved morale, as a significant part of the inmate population will be engaged on a daily basis in something meaningful and positive;  DCS monthly newspaper established and articles produced and published;  A Guide on the use of mass media for rehabilitation in correctional facilities of the Caribbean;  Training manual (CD or on Internet) on community broadcasting, tailored to penal communities; This manual can be used to share the experiences with other institutions within and outside Jamaica; local content developed (radio programmes and digital stories)
  33. 33. National Workshop on ICT in Education Toolkit  In collaboration with the Ministries of Education and Technology; This will be linked to the EduVision 2007, 3rd International Conference on Teacher Education and Technology, December 4-7 2007;
  34. 34. Strengthen of the Caribbean Indigenous and Endangered Language Website  in collaboration with the Jamaica language Unit of the University of the West Indies;  Authoritative documentation of 28 indigenous and endangered languages;  Increased awareness of and importance of preserving Caribbean indigenous languages;  Over 30 Caribbean indigenous communities benefiting from access to information on other indigenous languages; Website: Caribbean Indigenous Languages
  35. 35. Strengthening of networking among media professionals through the development of an online Caribbean Media and Communication Resource Centre (CARIMAC.COM).  An online resource centre and clearing house for owners, managers and practitioners in the Caribbean media and communication industry.  Development of a comprehensive Caribbean Media Directory (CMD)  The online resource centre will include: an online trade journal; searchable, dynamic database of media and communication companies; training modules (in audio, video and print formats); online access to CARIMAC research and instructional materials; a repository of relevant research papers and policy documents, including conference papers, reports and industry presentations, codes of conduct, relevant legislation
  36. 36. Examples of some results achieved 4 Caribbean inscriptions on the International Memory of the DEREK WALCOTT ERIC WILLIAMS World (MOW) Register Barbados - Documentary Heritage of Enslaved Peoples of the Caribbean CLR JAMES
  37. 37. 1. Book in print in  English and Spanish
  38. 38. 1. MITIGATING DISASTER. A Strategic Guide to Risk Management in Heritage Collections. • Book and CD Rom in English and Spanish
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