Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint Sponsored by: SIG/III

Description:

This paper discusses Africa and the global knowledge footprint.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: October 2012
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
UNT Scholarly Works
Usage:
Total Uses: 50
Past 30 days: 15
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Author):
Assefa, Shimelis

University of Denver

Creator (Author):
Rorissa, Abebe

State University of New York at Albany

Creator (Author):
Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

University of North Texas

Creator (Author):
Albright, Kendra

University of South Carolina

Date(s):
  • Creation: October 2012
  • EmbargoUntil: February 1, 2012
Description:

This paper discusses Africa and the global knowledge footprint.

Degree:
Note:

Abstract: The purpose of this panel is to discuss the global knowledge output at a macro level with a view to understand key inputs that foster scientific and research performance. Here, knowledge production is limited to scientific and technical journals and patent registrations to gauge the performance of each region and continent the world over. Greater emphasis will be placed to highlight important indicators from the input side that help spur national research and innovation systems in Africa. Defined here as "content divide," panel members focus on key variables that help build scientific and research capabilities of Africa. Closely interrelated variables that will be discussed include (1) access to the global knowledge base, (2) the role of higher education systems (3) national, regional, and global research and education networks (RENs); and (4) gross expenditure on R&D (GERD).

Physical Description:

3 p.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): knowledge production | content divides | Africa | higher education | innovation | SIG/III
Source: American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Contributor(s):
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
UNT Scholarly Works
Relation (Is Version Of): Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint, ark:/67531/metadc122171
Identifier:
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc130186
Resource Type: Paper
Format: Text
Rights:
Access: Public