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- Main Title Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint Sponsored by: SIG/III
Author: Assefa, ShimelisCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of Denver
Author: Rorissa, AbebeCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: State University of New York at Albany
Author: Alemneh, Daniel GelawCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Author: Albright, KendraCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of South Carolina
Organizer of meeting: American Society for Information Science and TechnologyContributor Type: Organization
- Creation: 2012-10
- Embargoed Until: 2012-02-01
- Content Description: This paper discusses Africa and the global knowledge footprint.
- Physical Description: 3 p.
- Keyword: knowledge production
- Keyword: content divides
- Keyword: Africa
- Keyword: higher education
- Keyword: innovation
- Keyword: SIG/III
- 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, ark:/67531/metadc122171
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc130186
- Academic Department: Digital Projects Unit
- Display 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).