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The digital divide in Latin America: a case study

The digital divide in Latin America: a case study Purpose – Sets out to discuss the concept of the digital divide and its impact in Latin American libraries. Design/methodology/approach – Provides an overview of the situation in the region. Findings – The digital divide is a global problem that is amplified in the information age, a time in which groups and individuals in society are being denied access to technology. Provides an example by showing how the library of the Universidad de San Andrés has dealt with this situation. Originality/value – The importance of cooperation among various institutions is highlighted as a way to overcome the barriers to information access. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Collection Building Emerald Publishing

The digital divide in Latin America: a case study

Collection Building , Volume 24 (4): 4 – Dec 1, 2005

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0160-4953
DOI
10.1108/01604950510629309
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Abstract

Purpose – Sets out to discuss the concept of the digital divide and its impact in Latin American libraries. Design/methodology/approach – Provides an overview of the situation in the region. Findings – The digital divide is a global problem that is amplified in the information age, a time in which groups and individuals in society are being denied access to technology. Provides an example by showing how the library of the Universidad de San Andrés has dealt with this situation. Originality/value – The importance of cooperation among various institutions is highlighted as a way to overcome the barriers to information access.

Journal

Collection BuildingEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2005

Keywords: Argentina; Libraries; Communication technologies; Knowledge management

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