About Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis is Digital Initiatives, Cataloguing and Metadata Services Librarian at the Alma Jordan Library at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

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MIT OpenCourseWare

As stated by  Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”  This is the concept behind MIT OpenCourseWare. Here is basic information for prospective learners: OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all […]

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ITI News of 2013 – Review

            ITI ( Information Today, Inc.) Brandi Scardilli provides an overview of newsworthy trends, events, and topics  publishde in the newsletter NewsBreak  for 2013. Chick here for full posting The Lowdown on 2013 Ebooks were a hot topic yet again this year, and NewsBreaks analyzed a variety of news, from SAGE […]

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Books, libraries, and the changing digital landscape – PEW Internet Research

            The internet revolutionized how people connect with information, shifting our interactions from atoms to bits. Now the devices by which we access digital content have shrunk in size and grown in power, putting the tools to find and create content in our pockets. Amidst this constantly evolving digital landscape, […]

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Reading, writing, and research in the digital age – Pew Study

The internet revolutionized how people find information, and now the rising popularity of both e-books and mobile devices is transforming Americans’ reading habits. The impact of this constantly evolving digital landscape on educational institutions is mixed, as libraries try to keep pace while still serving the needs of traditional patrons, and educators offer conflicting reports […]

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The New Library Patron : PEW Internet Study

          Pew’s latest research is about library patrons and non-patrons: who they are, what their information needs are, what kind of technology they use and how libraries can meet the varying needs of their patrons. Download PDF here

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