LWB Presents at International Conference in Port-au-Prince
Libraries Without Borders presented on the 42nd Annual Congress of the Association of University, Research, and Institutional Libraries of the Caribbean (ACURIL) in Port-au-Prince. Taking place between June 4 and 8, Jérémy Lachal, Director of LWB, presented on the economic, cultural, social, and political effects of opening access to information.
On this occasion, Lachal spoke with library professionals from across Haiti regarding LWB’s projects for academic libraries. They discussed the creation of the Digital Library of Port-au-Prince, which was the result of a major partnership between LWB and the State University of Haiti (UEH). The RUCHe Central Library Reserve at UEH, another project between the two partners, was also discussed. Once built, RUCHe will function as the main book and document depository and distribution center for universities in Haiti. LWB and UEH are moving quickly on this project, having signed an agreement together in April 2012.
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