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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Access to digital scholarship in Africa

Daniel Gelaw Alemneh and Samantha Kelly Hastings, Ensuring Universal Access for the Global Information Flow: Responding to the Demands of Scholarship in the Digital Age, a PPT conference presentation. Abstract: 'This presentation was presented in Session 6.4 Reports of Current Research (Juried Papers), at the 2005 ALISE Conference [Boston, January 11-14, 2005]. It uses 20 slides to summarize current situations and developing trends of information technologies. It raises an important issue in the development globalization, which emphasizes the efficiency of modern technologies in delivering information to people around the world. Africa is used as a case to illustrate how local policies have played important roles in the process of information globalization.'