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Title:Indigenous information system in Chiapas, Mexico: Integrating community radio, library and impact assessment for community development
Author(s):Gomez, Ricardo; Lefthand-Begay, Clarita; Berwick, Jeannie; Zubair, Cala; Iribe, Yvette; Mora, Freddy
Subject(s):Community informatics
Indigenous knowledge
Social change
Technology in developing countries
Information seeking and use
Abstract:We discuss an integrated information and evaluation system for indigenous development with the Tzeltal indigenous communities in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. We create an integrated system that brings together an indigenous community radio station, an indigenous library and documentation center, and a program to evaluate the impacts of development activities in the region, from an indigenous perspective. This project illustrates interdisciplinary work in information science that combines indigenous world views with modern information technologies, brought together for locally relevant community development.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Gomez, R., Lefthand-Begay, C., Berwick, J., Zubair, C., Iribe, Y., & Mora, F. (2017). Indigenous Information System in Chiapas, Mexico: Integrating Community Radio, Library and Impact Assessment for Community Development. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 622-625).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Ricardo Gomez, Clarita Lefthand-Begay, Jeannie Berwick, Cala Zubair, Yvette Iribe, and Freddy Mora
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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