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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10961/4470

Title: Building digital libraries in developing countries
Keywords: Digital library
digital divide
developing countries
Cape Verde
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Issue date: 2012
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI), 2012 7th Iberian Conference on , vol., no., pp.1,6, 20-23 June 2012
Abstract: Digital libraries (DL) are seen as the hope for developing countries in their struggle to access scientific and academic publications. However, building such libraries in developing countries is a real challenge. These countries usually face several difficulties, such as low computer and Internet penetration rates, poor ICT infrastructure, lack of qualified human resources, lack of financial resources, etc. Thus, it is imperative finding alternative mechanisms of building DL that best fit the specificities of these countries. This paper presents the process used for building a digital library at the University Jean Piaget of Cape Verde, created in a context of scarce access to printed materials and serious difficulties in accessing ICT resources. This paper also presents the challenges, the solutions and the adopted methodological framework.
Description: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6263194&isnumber=6263051
URI: http://bdigital.cv.unipiaget.org:8080/jspui/handle/10964/379
http://hdl.handle.net/10961/4470
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