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HOUSING FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

HOUSING FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

  • 11/30/2021 8:18:00 AM
It is amazing the stories and wisdom we can discover in our family’s treasured books, documents and photographs. Passing these objects down from one generation to another is essential to mapping our family histories. The steps we take to care for our family heirlooms is key to their preservation. This article is part of a series by the Preservation and Conservation Laboratory, Heritage Library Division, to provide guidelines on preserving family heirlooms.   What Does “Hou...
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE – PART 1

TOOLS OF THE TRADE – PART 1

  • 11/30/2021 7:38:00 AM
The work of the Preservation and Conservation Laboratory ranges from bookbinding and treatment to environmental control and monitoring to outreach and education. Whether big or small, specialised devices and equipment are needed for many of our jobs or tasks. The right tools are the backbone of completing our mission of preserving and conserving our nation's history. This series begins with a behind-the-scenes look at the tools used in the Preservation and Conservation Laboratory. Docu...
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REMEMBRANCE DAY: PHILIP LOUIS ULRIC CROSS

  • 11/24/2021 10:22:00 AM
In Trinidad and Tobago, November is the month of remembrance.  During this month we remember those who have gone before us with the Christian celebration of All Saints and All Souls.  Additionally, we celebrate Remembrance Day (also called Poppy Day), in which we remember those service men and women who have fallen in combat, particularly during World Wars I and II.  This November 2021,  let us remember Philip Louis Ulric Cross, World War II hero, lawyer, international jurist, Attorney Genera...
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EXPLORING HISTORICAL RESOURCES ON TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: A HISTORY OF MODERN TRINIDAD 1783-1962

  • 11/22/2021 10:31:00 AM
NALIS, through the Heritage Library Division,  seeks to maintain, develop and make easily accessible to members of the public, resources with an emphasis on Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean.   This series shines a spotlight on resources that illuminate that history.  These resources are located at the Heritage Library Division and are available for use by NALIS patrons and the public.
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EXPLORING HISTORICAL RESOURCES ON TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: SPANISH TRINIDAD

  • 11/22/2021 9:47:00 AM
NALIS, through the Heritage Library Division, seeks to maintain, develop and make easily accessible to members of the public, resources with an emphasis on Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean.   This series shines a spotlight on resources that illuminate that history.  These resources are located at the Heritage Library Division, and are available for use by NALIS patrons and the public.
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ELSD RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR CAPE COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • 10/29/2021 10:20:00 AM
Computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and their implementation and application in computer systems. The CAPE Computer Science Syllabus provides persons with advanced knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to understand the uses and the impact of computer technologies, and to use the technology to create new computer applications for all areas of human activity. This syllabus provides opportunity for the acquisition of knowledge, ...
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HANDLING FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

HANDLING FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

  • 10/20/2021 10:23:00 AM
Each family is as unique as the stories and heirlooms passed down from one generation to another. You may be surprised by how much you learn about your family’s history when you explore your treasured books, documents, certificates and photographs. Caring for these objects is a key part of ensuring the preservation of our family history. This article is the first in a series by the Preservation and Conservation Laboratory, Heritage Library Division, which will provide guidelines on preserv...
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SEVEN TIPS FOR RECORDING YOUR FAMILY'S ORAL HISTORY

SEVEN TIPS FOR RECORDING YOUR FAMILY'S ORAL HISTORY

  • 9/29/2021 7:39:00 AM
October 1st is designated the “International Day of Older Persons” by the United Nations. On this day of observance, raising awareness and actions to address the development, rights, and protection of the elderly form part of the global discussions. It is a day to acknowledge the dedication and contributions of older persons to their families and their communities. The actions and accomplishments of our older relatives form the foundation of our family’s traditions and culture....
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LIBRARIES AND BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

LIBRARIES AND BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

  • 8/10/2021 2:31:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light more than ever the vast digital divide of Trinidad and Tobago. In March 2020, the government implemented a “Stay at Home” order whereby institutions not in the health, food and security services were closed. This meant that educational institutions such as schools and libraries were physically closed and therefore had to be innovative in meeting the needs of their students and patrons. These institutions like many others had to “go onl...
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THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 UPON LIBRARIES AND THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 UPON LIBRARIES AND THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

  • 8/10/2021 2:31:00 AM
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact upon the expansion of social media usage in Trinidad and Tobago libraries. This was a consequence of the suspension of walk-in services by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) staff quickly adjusted to working remotely and became digital content creators and e-information disseminators to ensure that society continued to have access to reliab...
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