Norman Girvan Documentation Centre
The Norman Girvan Documentation Centre(NGDC) is the information core of the Institute. It is a specialised information centre whose main objective is to provide documentation and data facilities for researchers and practitioners in development-oriented Activities and to improve the capabilities for solving Caribbean development problems.
The NGDC was established as a support service for research and teaching. As the emphasis at SALISES shifted over the years from basic applied research, and more recently, to policy studies, there has been a corresponding shift in demand from secondary to primary data.
Bibiliographic databases maintained by the NGDC include the stock of the:
- ISER and the Consortium Graduate School
- Mona Institute of Business
- Human Resource Development Programme and the Social Work Programme.
- At present, four WinTerms and one PC are used for public access to the online catalogues with the PC being a dedicated Internet and WorldWideWeb access machine.