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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10961/4469

Title: Enabling mobile access to digital libraries in digital divide contexts
Keywords: Digital Divide
digital libraries
developing countries
Cape Verde
mobile phones
mobile digital libraries
DSpace
Issue date: 2012
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: In: Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI), 2012 7th Iberian Conference on: CISTI 2012: 7a Conferência Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação, Madrid, SPAIN. AISTI-ASSOC IBERICA SISTEMAS & TECNOLOGIAS INFORMACAO,, 2012, 175 - 180.
Abstract: Digital libraries (DL) have had a tremendous impact on improving the accessibility of scientific and academic publications. In developing countries, they seem to be the great hope, due to the serious existing problems with the traditional publishing and distribution mechanisms and to the potential they have on enabling access to a great panoply of publications. Moreover, accessing digital libraries over mobile devices has the potential of reaching a broader community of users and on helping to bridge the digital divide, since there are very reduced computer and Internet penetration rates in these countries, along with a higher mobile phone usage. For developed countries, accessing digital libraries on the go might also bring important added value. This paper features an analysis of the major issues related to making digital libraries accessible over mobile devices. A specific study on the possibility of using mobile digital libraries in a developing country context is also presented along with a proposal for making DSpace based digital libraries accessible over mobile phones.
Description: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6263193&isnumber=6263051
URI: http://bdigital.cv.unipiaget.org:8080/jspui/handle/10964/378
http://hdl.handle.net/10961/4469
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