Welcome to the Clive Taffe Information and Resources Centre (IRC), your gateway to information resources provided by the Jamaica Tourist Board. The IRC is one of the leading information unit in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Its clientele includes primary through tertiary students, researchers of the trade and general tourism interests both locally and internationally. Collections include books, journals, and audiovisual resources in both physical and electronic formats- some dating back to the 1950’s.
The IRC began in the early 1960s, primarily as a photographic collection and was reorganized circa 1982 at which time the addition of other sources began. Today the Centre is a unit within the Marketing Department and serves the tourism information needs of clients across the world.
The Resources Centre is guided by the mission to maintain and manage access to collections of relevant, current information sources, necessary to support the organization in the achievement of its goals and objectives, and to facilitate students and researchers of the tourism trade and tourism interests within the wider global society. The IRC attempts to succeed at this mission primarily through:
The provision and maintenance access to timely, relevant in-house collections of information resources in all formatsEfficient access to remote electronic information resources, such as on-line databases, repositories and electronic publicationsProvision of support required by staff in fulfilling the organization’s goals; andThe provision of appropriate services to students, researchers of the trade and the wider global society.