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Seminar Archive >> 2002
Mr Jarred Potter - Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps

2002-09-03

Computer Science Seminar Room, G1.15

Mercy Corps is an international relief and development organization that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. The agency now operates in more than 30 countries reaching 5 million people worldwide. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided more than $640 million in assistance in 74 nations. Mercy Corps is known nationally and internationally for its quick-response, high-impact programs. Over 90 percent of the agency's resources are allocated directly to programs that help those in need. Mercy Corps pursues its mission through: - emergency relief services that assist people afflicted by conflict or disaster. - sustainable community development that integrates agriculture, health, housing and infrastructure, economic development, education and environment, and local management. - civil society initiatives that promote citizen participation, accountability, conflict management, and the rule of law. In an effort to increase productivity worldwide, Mercy Corps began the task of building a digital library. After choosing the Greenstone Digital Library Software, Mercy Corps initiated development on a document submission system for the field including an interface for a librarian to assign metadata to documents. The long-term goal is to create a system that is freely distributable that will ease the creation of collections for other organizations. This talk will begin by presenting some information about Mercy Corps's activities, for general interest. Then I will discuss the need for a digital library, the information that it contains, and how it is used. Finally I will demonstrate our "metadata creator" software, through which users in field offices submit documents to the library, and show how a central librarian vets the documents before they are placed into the library.

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