Thursday, 31 December 2015

Carib LIN 2015 reflections and final post

This month marks the beginning of the eight year anniversary of when I started CaribLIN. On December 20, 2007, I wrote my first blog post announcing the intent for this blog. This day, December 31, 2015, I cannot guarantee that the blog will be maintained or updated. As such, this post may very well be the final post for the CaribLIN blog.

To my blog audience, I apologize for the lack of entries for the latter part of 2015 and for the famine of entries for 2016. The year 2015 has turned out to be quite a challenging year for me. Further, considering that I now have dual identities as both a student and an employee, blogging becomes more challenging both in terms of time commitment.

For the most part, I am contemplating to cease personal blogging and to put my writing in other spheres. Time demands this. I have a larger family (four children now) and I am now lecturing, which means that I had to keep up a publication record to secure tenure as an academic. As such, whatever articles that I would have published here will better serve my occupational interest if published. As a consequence, my CaribLIN blog will/may no longer be updated. What articles I might have updated on the blog will now become case studies that I will submit for publication as teaching cases or compile into a book for Caribbean students of LIS. I regret the demise of CaribLIN and the void that it will create in library blogosphere for library trends in the English-speaking Caribbean region.

All the best to my dedicated CaribLIN audience and may you prosper in 2016.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Legal Affairs Launched Digital Legislative Library

Title: Ministry of Legal Affairs Launched Digital Legislative Library

Date published: Aug. 5, 2015
Source: CCN TV6

Announced is the launch of the Digital Legislative Library of Trinidad and Tobago and the resources that it provides access to as well as the cost of the initiative.

The Ministry of Legal Affairs launched the Digital Legislative Library of Trinidad and Tobago this morning. The digital library will contain legislative material dating back to the 1800's. Costing the government just under a three million dollars Minister of Legal Affairs Prakash said this is a proud moment in the legislative history of Trinidad and Tobago.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

11th Youth Information Centre established in Jamaica

Author: Claudia Gardner
Title: Youth Information Centre Lifts Hopes In Lucea
Date published: July 2, 2015
Source: Jamaica Gleaner

The article reports on the opening of another Youth Information Centre (YIC) in Western Jamaica opened in a remodelled building. Excerpts are reported on the opening ceremony, in particular the speech given by Dr. David Stair, the custos rotulorum of Hanover. Dr. Stair is reported as urging users to protect the buildings and imploring youngsters to  use the facilities. Advice about how the facilities can be used is also mentioned.