Born fi dead? Special collections and born digital heritage, Jamaica

  • Cherry-Ann Smart
  • IFLA Journal, September 2015, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0340035215598162

Survival of special collections and born-digital in Jamaica

What is it about?

The article explains the unaddressed challenges of special collections and born-digital works in Jamaica.

Why is it important?

These issues need to be addressed by librarians since they are important for posterity and preservation. The survival of cultural heritage and stakeholders' perception of libraries depends on it.


Cherry-Ann Smart
University of the West Indies

I enjoyed researching and writing this article. I enrolled in library school under the assumption the information deficit emanated from external factors. Now I am in the profession I realize the danger stems also from the bibliophiles themselves.

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