Developing the ICT Infrastructure for Africa: Overview of Barriers to Harnessing the Full Power of the Internet

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Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet.

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Creation Date: 2006  
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UNT Libraries
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Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw

University of North Texas

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Hastings, Samantha Kelly

University of North Texas

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Place of Publication: [Chicago, Illinois]
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  • Creation: 2006
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Article on developing the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for Africa and an overview of the barriers to harnessing the full power of the internet.

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Abstract: The synergies of numerous emerging trends are shaping creation, access, use and preservation of information resources. The digital library environment provides scholars with access to more diverse and previously unavailable contents that span myriad technologies across institutions and nations. Although the uses of Internet technologies provide new directions for scholarship, there are discrepancies among nations and regions. These technologies have not been fully exploited in Africa in particular. As research and scientific inquiry depend on both the availability of heterogeneous resources from multiple sources and their openness to easy and continued access, addressing the universal access is paramount. This article discusses and provides an overview of some of the barriers or principal factors most likely to influence Africa's efforts in harnessing the full power of the Internet.

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13 p.

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Keyword(s): digital libraries | universal access | Internet | Information Communication Technologies
Source: Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2006, Chicago: Association for Library and Information Science Education
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc38890
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Publication Title: Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
Volume: 47
Issue: 1
Edition: Winter
Peer Reviewed: Yes