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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Science and Technology in the Caribbean: Caribbean Librarians and Libraries Creating E-infrastructures

This course examines how Caribbean scholars and librarians are creating a 21st century library infrastructure, and how University at Buffalo students can work on a collaborative project with students and faculty at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. It begins by examining how Western European destruction of global south countries destroyed "the complex of knowledge, people, skills, organizations, facilities, technics, physical resources, math and technologies, that, taken together, and in relationship to one another, are devoted to the research, development, production, and operation of technics." (Aldridge, 2007). It then examines how Caribbean scholars and librarians have and continue to develop programs and strategies to overcome this legacy. As students analyze this history, they then develop suggested policies and strategies as they forge a working collaboration with the University of the West Indies to create a stronger e-infrastructure in the Caribbean

Presenter: Luis (Khalil) Nieves (University at Buffalo) -- lnieves@buffalo.edu
Topic: Technology - Panel
Location: 215 Hartwell
Time: 3:15 pm (Session IV)