In Bolivia there is a limitated access to information resources for research and development in all fields. The main reasons for this are: first, most of bibliographic resources are in private collections and inaccessible libraries. Second, the Library System of the city of La Paz is inefficient, poorly funded and inaccessible for people interested in developing research. The system is divided into isolated units without information exchange protocols, policies interlibrary exchange or other services.
This has a direct impact on the field of higher education and research for development. In our direct field of interest, Music and the Arts, the effect of the lack of resources has identified a number of educational programs of low quality.
The purpose of the Flavio Machicado Viscarra Foundation (FFMV) is to implement an Information Centre for Research in the Arts, Music and Social and Human Sciences. The Center seeks to be an institution dedicated to provide and improve access to information resources, to promote scientific research and creativity. The project aims to serve as a source of support in the development of the library system of the city of La Paz.
The project's main activities include:
Cataloguing and enhancing the collections: the library historical archives, the newspaper archives and the sound archives
Dissemination activities and access to cataloged resources
Activities that promote reading
Cultural activities: concerts, poetry reading, etc.
The volunteer's tasks include:
Support communication, dissemination and cultural activities
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.