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1 Sergio Chaparro Ph.D Candidate/LIS/Rutgers University Digitization of the academic library in Brazil A proposed model for successful information policy making in developing nations

2 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 2 Digitization of the academic library in Brazil  The purpose of this research  The Model: government support, library advocacy and library education  Interaction between library organizations and government

3 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 3 Digitization of the academic library in Brazil  Why Brazil? A case study  Economy  Government support  Electronic information growth and development  Automation in libraries and universities  Internet user figures for 2005, thirty million

4 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 4 Digitization of the academic library in Brazil:Some questions 1. What is the influence of Brazilian government policy on the growth and development of electronic information resources in Brazilian academic libraries? 2. What role does advocacy play here? 3. Is there a Brazilian model of digital academic library development? 4. What perception does the Brazilian information sector have about the government’s role in the process? 5. What can other Latin American countries learn from the Brazilian experience?

5 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 5 Digitization of the academic library in Brazil  Information policy  Advocacy  The importance of advocacy  Advocacy Coalition theory  Education issues in information society: how should we educate LIS professionals in the information age?  Policy formulation for developing countries

6 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 6 The Advocacy Coalition Framework  Advocacy coalitions  Time perspective  The policy subsystem  Actors from within the government  Actors from outside the government  Coalition and core beliefs  The ACF and developing countries  Agreement and action  Actors  Policy innovation

7 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 7 Methodology  Subjects selected from the major entities involved in the discussion and creation of academic library digitization policy in Brazil  Interview data/ Telephone/  Academic librarians/ Federal Council of Librarianship/ Academic Library advocates  Legislation on information policy and digitization/ collection and analysis

8 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 8 Digitization of academic libraries in Brazil  IFLA members  Brazilian Federal Council of Librarianship  Science and Technology Ministry of Brazil  Brazilian Information Society

9 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 9 Digitization of Academic Libraries in Brazil: What do we expect to get from this case study?  Academic Libraries/ government support/ library organization advocacy  The goal: development of an electronic information policy  Government support is essential for developing nations  Proposing a model not only for Brazil but for the rest of the world

10 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 10 Digitization of academic libraries in Brazil  Why is this important?  The U.S. model and the rest of the world  The position of Brazil in South America and amongst developing nations  The need for more in-house models  Culture, education for librarianship, and infrastructure: their influences on policy

11 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 11 References  Bastos da Cunha, M. (2000). Construindo o futuro: A biblioteca universitaria brasileira em Ciencia de Informacao, Brasilia, 29 (1), pp  Browne, M. (1997). The field of information policy: Fundamental concepts. Journal of Information Science, 23 (4),  Burger, R. H. (1993). Information policy: A Framework for evaluation and policy research. Norwad, NJ: Ablex.  Da Silva, R. (2003). A sociedade da informacao no Brasil: Um ensaio sobre os desafios do Estado. Ciencia da Informacao, Brasilia, 32 (1), pp  De Boer, S. J. & Walbeek, M. M.(1999). Information technology in developing countries: A study to guide policy formulation. International Journal of Information Management, 19, pp  Dias, M et al. (1998). Mudancas e inovacoes: Novo modelo de organizacao e gestao de Biblioteca academica, Ciencia de Informacao, Brasilia, pp

12 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 12 References (2)  Everett, M. (1998). Latin America On-Line: The Internet, development and Democratization.Human Organization, 57 (4),  Ferraz, E., Marcelino, E., and Kneipp, N. (2000). Web sites governamentais, uma esplanada a parte. Ciencia de Informacao, Brasilia, 29 (1), pp  Gomez, R. (2000). The hall of mirrors: the Internet in Latin America. Current History, 99 (634),  Krzyzanowski, R. & Taruhn, R. (2000). Electronic library for scientific journals: Consortium project in Brazil. Information Technology and Libraries, 19 (2),  Miranda, A. (2000). Sociedade de informacao: globalizacao, identidade cultural e conteudos. Ciencia de Informacao, Brasilia, 29 (2), pp  Montealegre, R. (1998). Waves of change in adopting the Internet: Lessons from four Latin American countries. Information Technology & People, 11(3),  Pomim, M.L.(2002).Informacao em ciencia e tecnologia: Politicas, programas e acoes governamentais-uma revisao de literature. Ciencia da Informacao, Brasilia, 31 (3), pp

13 Sergio Chaparro/Rutgers University 13 References (3)  Sabatier, P. (1999) (Ed.). Theories of Policy Process. Westview: Westview Press.  Turock, B. (1995). Who will drive national information policy in the 21st Century? Journal of Information, Communities and Library Science, 2 (1), 4-10.


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