Developing Nations, the Digital Divide and Research Databases


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Tipo de obra: Article (outreach)


Digital Content | Digital Divide | Open Access


The digital divide affects many nations of the developing world. The term encompasses inadequate funding, a lack of necessary computer and Internet skills, and a lack of English-language proficiency that hinder expansion and use of digital information resources. Visionary individuals and organizations can assist these countries with their information needs. Aggregated full-text databases serve as a prominent tool in closing the digital divide because they provide important research resources. Participating organizations must demonstrate the value of these resources to users and supply essential training to ensure success with electronic resource initiatives.


Includes Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL) history and relationship with Open Society Institute (OSI).