Conference Papers - The National Library of Jamaica

Conferences Hosted by the National Library of Jamaica


Developing the Knowledge Society: Libraries & Vision 2030 - October 23, 2013

Developing the Knowledge Society: Libraries & Vision 2030 - October 23, 2013

Building the National Union Catalogue: Challenges & Issues - April 21, 2009

Building the National Union Catalogue: Challenges & Issues - April 21, 2009

Session 1

Technology in Education and National Development by Avrill Crawford – Executive Director, E-Learning Project

Introduction: NATIS Fostering Cooperation, Collaboration & Communication by Winsome Hudson – Executive Director, National Library of Jamaica

Session 2

Indexing in the Present IT Environment by Hyacinth Brown – Lecturer, DLIS UWI, Mona

Cataloguing Issues and the Development of NUC by Byron Palmer – Librarian, Norman Manley Law School, UWI, Mona

Positioning the NLJ’s Cataloguing Department in the Context of the NUC by Maxine Jones – Head, Cataloguing Department, NLJ

Session 3

Government Data Sharing Policy by Audrey Thomas – Acting Senior Policy Analyst, Public Sector Modernisation Division, Cabinet Office

NUC: Facilitating Access Through Technological Tools by Carlton Samuels – Project Manager, CaribNET

CDS-ISIS User Group: Rising to the Challenges

AVIDA: Discussion and Demonstration

Frances Salmon – Head, WISC, UWI Mona

Myra HoSang – Field Programmer, NLJ

Keisha Myers – Library Assistant, NLJ

WINISIS: Current Issues & Challenges

Bridgette Heron – Field Programmer, NLJ

Kevin Bushay – Systems Administrator, NLJ

New Developments in CDS-ISIS

by Wayne Walker – Head, Information Network Systems Department, NLJ



Libraries Networking for National Development - November 22, 2007

Libraries Networking for National Development - November 22, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Jamaica Conference Centre 14-20 Port Royal Street , Kingston


Keynote Address:The Value of Information for National Development
Speaker: Mr. Michael Gorman, Library Educator, Past President, American Library Association

NATIS Jamaica: Its History, Objectives, Framework, Accomplishments.
Speaker: Professor Daphne Douglas, Library Educator

Libraries Networking for Development: The Role of the National Library of Jamaica
Speaker : Mrs. Winsome Hudson, Executive Director, NLJ

Union Catalogues: Their Role in Library Networking and their Continued Relevance in a Digital Age.
Speaker : Mr. Michael Gorman Chair: Miss Rosemarie Runcie, Librarian/Cataloguer, University of the West Indies The Jamaica

Union Catalogue – Objectives, Status, Challenges, Strategies:

Mrs. Hyacinth Brown, Lecturer, Department of Library & Information Studies

Mrs. Arlene Ononaiwu, Coordinator, Socio-Economic Information Network (SECIN)

The Potential Contribution of the National Integrated Library Information Network to VISION 2030 Jamaica
Speaker:Miss Claire Bernard, Director, Sustainable Development & Regional Planning Division, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)

Partners and Policies for a Sustained National Integrated Library and Information Network.
Speakers :

Miss Karlene Francis, Director General, Ministry of Energy, Mining & Telecommunications

Mrs. Angela Patterson, Chief Executive Director, Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC)

Mr. Isidro Aballi, Regional Advisor, UNESCO Communication & Information

Network Case Studies:

College Libraries Network (COLINET) by Hermine Salmon

Legal Information Network (LINET):
Speakers:Miss Hermine Salmon, Coordinator, COLINET; Miss Carol Ford, Coordinator, LINET

The Future Roles of JARD, JLS & UWI in the National Information System:

Mr. John Aarons, Government Archivist (JARD)

       Mrs. Patricia Roberts, Director General (JLS)

Mrs. Norma Amenu-Kpodo, Campus Librarian (UWI)