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- Main Title Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint
Author: Alemneh, Daniel GelawCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Organizer of meeting: American Society for Information Science and TechnologyContributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2012-10
- Content Description: This presentation discusses Africa and the global knowledge footprint.
- Physical Description: 24 p.
- Keyword: global knowledge
- Keyword: higher education
- Keyword: gross expenditures
- Keyword: developing countries
- Conference: American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
- Is Version Of: Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint Sponsored by: SIG/III, ark:/67531/metadc130186
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc122171
- Academic Department: Digital Projects Unit
- Display Note: Abstract: In line with issues in international information, panel members aim to discuss the global knowledge footprint from a unique and distinct perspective. Framed here as 'content divide,' the focus is to present an international comparative analysis of knowledge production using scientific/technical research, and patent outputs of individual countries and regions across the world. The approach places emphasis on the connection between gross expenditure on R&D (GERD) and research performance mainly by higher education institutions; innovation activities using patent registration as one key indicator, and the role of national education and research network (NREN) as key enabler to foster research productivity.