Indicators of Information Development at Crossnational Level: A Proposed Methodology

Lau, Jesús Indicators of Information Development at Crossnational Level: A Proposed Methodology., 1995 [Preprint]

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Information development determines the type of information needs of a nation. In this paper, it was assessed using library and publishing indicators of 31 countries over an 18 year period. Some of the conclusions reached in the study were that less developed countries (LDCs) seem to be one cluster of nations when their information development is compared with highly developed countries (HDCs). Information development seems to speed up, until countries have met the satisfaction of basic human needs of the population. Libraries were, on the other hand, declining in HDCs during the period under study.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Education, Social Development, Developed Countries, Information Development, Less Developed Countries.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BC. Information in society.
C. Users, literacy and reading.
Depositing user: Jesus Lau
Date deposited: 10 Aug 2013 19:30
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26


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