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

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Title

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

Creator

  • Author: Assefa, Shimelis
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of Denver
  • Author: Rorissa, Abebe
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: State University of New York at Albany
  • Author: Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of North Texas
  • Author: Albright, Kendra
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: University of South Carolina

Contributor

  • Organizer of meeting: American Society for Information Science and Technology
    Contributor Type: Organization

Date

  • Creation: 2012-10
  • Embargoed Until: 2012-02-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This paper discusses Africa and the global knowledge footprint.
  • Physical Description: 3 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: knowledge production
  • Keyword: content divides
  • Keyword: Africa
  • Keyword: higher education
  • Keyword: innovation
  • Keyword: SIG/III

Source

  • Conference: American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting, 2012, Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Relation

  • Is Version Of: Content Divide: Africa and the Global Knowledge Footprint, ark:/67531/metadc122171

Collection

  • Name: UNT Scholarly Works
    Code: UNTSW

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Paper

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc130186

Degree

  • Academic Department: Digital Projects Unit

Note

  • 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).