Digital publishing and the new era of digital divide

Ahmed, Allam Digital publishing and the new era of digital divide. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2005, vol. 2, n. 4. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]

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The scarcity of literature in educational institutions is a serious problem in different parts of the world, particularly in developing countries where there is a real need for better access to information. It is vitally important that the technological gap between developing and developed countries is narrowed, and scientific journals have a key role to play in ensuring that this takes place. This paper aims to assess and evaluate Digital Publishing (Open Access Publishing and Open Source Models) as a proposed solution to avoid restrictions on accessing scientific knowledge, particularly in the developing countries. More importantly, the paper outlines opportunities and challenges of open-access publishing for the developing countries. However, oftentimes there are mismatches between what the ‘donor’ countries can reasonably offer and what the developing countries can implement.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: digital publishing; digital divide; open access publishing; open source; Developing Countries (DCs); Information and Communication Technology (ICT); knowledge transfer; Science and Technology (S&T); globalisation; Sustainable Development (SD); FAO_AGORA; Research4Life
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
E. Publishing and legal issues.
I. Information treatment for information services
Depositing user: Thembani Malapela
Date deposited: 16 Dec 2015 19:41
Last modified: 16 Dec 2015 19:41
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/28605

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