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Digital Libraries: Developing Countries, Universal Access, and Information for All [chapter]

Ian H. Witten
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Making digital libraries open to all, as conventional public libraries are, presents interesting challenges of universal access.  ...  Well-designed digital library software has the potential to enable nonspecialist people to conceive, assemble, build, and disseminate new information collections.  ...  Acknowledgements I gratefully acknowledge all members of the New Zealand Digital Library project for their enthusiasm, ideas and commitment, particularly David Bainbridge and John Thompson who worked on  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30544-6_4 fatcat:2hmdthgaevcovkn3s6yixf7gna

Building Digital Libraries: a how-to-do-it manual (Number 153)

Shantanu Ganguly
2009 World Digital Libraries  
This book covers both the fundamentals of digital library theory and the World Digital Libraries 2(2): 161-162 details of how to implement a digital collection.  ...  Due to these differences, creating a digital library requires a new set of skills. This book is a unique tool kit for the new world of digital libraries.  ... 
doi:10.3233/wdl-120045 dblp:journals/wdl/Ganguly09 fatcat:kmdl4wn6rvcwzeswn2u4heo3be

Sustainability and participation in the digital commons

David Franquesa, Leandro Navarro
2017 Interactions  
Too few participate in the design and governance of the digital world, kept to an elite of private interests.  ...  We argue that the future of societies around the world depends on an accessible and participatory society where citizens can fully engage in the goverance of the digital and not only as mere users or consumers  ... 
doi:10.1145/3058139 fatcat:io4ua3nvjnadfeciabhw7x3ok4

Building Capacity For Digital Development In The Arab World: The Role Of Education

2019 International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology  
Education plays critical role in building capacity for development in the digital economy.  ...  Digital technologies facilitate access to global markets allowing developing countries taking advantage of the information age to strengthen knowledge creation, innovation diffusion and information dissemination  ...  Greater cooperation and collaboration could play an important role in building regional readiness and increasing the prospect for rapid digitization. II.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijeat.e1225.0585c19 fatcat:tckitdq7gjfbreeyq6ppvnxe5y

Creating digital libraries together---collaboration, multimodality, and plurality

Anders Hedman
1999 Proceedings of the 4th annual SIGCSE/SIGCUE ITiCSE conference on Innovation and technology in computer science education - ITiCSE '99  
There are many approaches to building digital libraries [7, 18, 4] and each approach must be understood from within a context.  ...  Since traditional libraries have long since existed in elaborate and large-scale physical networks it is only natural that we should see such structures mirrored in the world of digital abstract networks  ...  The one explored here is based on sites that are used to build libraries and those that provide access.  ... 
doi:10.1145/305786.305900 dblp:conf/iticse/Hedman99 fatcat:dcgfb5fcdzdzbb3uq2ph5d7d6q

Sustainability in the Digital Age [Commentary]

2020 IEEE technology & society magazine  
age to help build a sustain able and equitable world.  ...  But fortunately, AI and other digital technologies also present systemic opportunities for driving the large scale societal transformations needed to build a climatesafe and equitable world.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mts.2020.2991494 fatcat:p4tyry2c5fh35lscyew2auff4e

Creating digital libraries together---collaboration, multimodality, and plurality

Anders Hedman
1999 ACM SIGCSE Bulletin  
There are many approaches to building digital libraries [7, 18, 4] and each approach must be understood from within a context.  ...  Since traditional libraries have long since existed in elaborate and large-scale physical networks it is only natural that we should see such structures mirrored in the world of digital abstract networks  ...  The one explored here is based on sites that are used to build libraries and those that provide access.  ... 
doi:10.1145/384267.305900 fatcat:d7fjqnofgffa7iievwnniqt334

Action Plan Towards the Information Society in Developing Countries and the Arabic Speaking World

2017 American Research Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology  
It will also concentrate on the digital divide between advanced countries and third world nations.  ...  The main objective of WSIS was to bridge the digital divide between developing and developed countries and to promote the creation of an equitable and all-inclusive information society.  ...  Building low-cost digital libraries are becoming uncomplicated thanks to the availability of free software required for building low-cost digital library.  ... 
doi:10.21694/2572-2921.17003 fatcat:6b4mdyfpnngpzan5y56soujygm

Designing mobile access to DSpace-based digital libraries

Isaias Barreto da Rosa, David Ribeiro Lamas
2012 Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces - AVI '12  
Moreover, in the developed world there has been an exponential growth on the usage of mobile phones for data traffic, establishing a good ground for accessing DL on mobile devices.  ...  Developing countries face serious problems on building and using digital libraries (DL) due to low computer and Internet penetration rates, lack of financial resources, etc.  ...  Thus, in order to make digital libraries widely accessible over mobile devices, the usage of open source systems seem to be an effective mechanism.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2254556.2254699 dblp:conf/avi/RosaL12 fatcat:aecuapnaxvd6haf7j4tqwnlnbm

Libraries and museums in the flat world*

Yaşar Tonta
2008 Library collections, acquisitions & technical services  
This paper discusses the implications of this transformation for the digitization and preservation of, and access to, cultural heritage resources.  ...  The emergence of the Internet, web browsers, computer applications talking to each other through the Internet, and the open source software, among others, made the world flatter and created an opportunity  ...  Acknowledgments I am grateful to Professor Mícheál Mac an Airchinnigh, Trinity College, University of Dublin, for his meticulous reading of an earlier draft of this paper, and thankfully acknowledge the  ... 
doi:10.1080/14649055.2008.10766187 fatcat:owtta7a2tfapxgqo3p4tjjruay

Overcoming Poverty through Digital Inclusion

Marco Figueiredo, Paola Prado, Mark Kramer
2012 IT Professional Magazine  
The Android world has yet to develop a point-of-purchase model that vies with the popularity of an Apple Store.  ...  A Bridge to Professional Capacity-Building While the widespread adoption of SCs enables digital literacy, the second stage of professional capacity-building through the use of PCs is best implemented by  ... 
doi:10.1109/mitp.2012.57 fatcat:3c4i24uuhze75hrkhkbanwq3gm

No CLARIN, No Resource. Mapping the CIRCSE Research Centre to CLARIN

Marco Passarotti
2021 Zenodo  
between scholars and between the resources they build and use Language is an important actor in the Digital Single Market for the best possible access to the online world for individuals and businesses  ...  between scholars and between the resources they build and use Language is an important actor in the Digital Single Market for the best possible access to the online world for individuals and businesses  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4450251 fatcat:xyuo3hsicnaxlepjinkrleyo2y

The Biodiversity Heritage Library: Empowering Discovery through Free Access to Biodiversity Knowledge

Martin R. Kalfatovic, Grace Costantino
2018 KULA knowledge creation dissemination and preservation studies  
The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a global digital library that serves the biodiversity research community, as well as a widening circle of those interested in learning more about life.  ...  Through an international consortium of natural history and botanical libraries and in close collaboration with researchers, bioinformaticians, publishers, and information technology professionals, BHL  ...  world of global digital library development.  ... 
doi:10.5334/kula.41 fatcat:vhcavg6ga5gwrnondem66crhmu

Participative Decision Making and the Sharing of Benefits: Laws, ethics, and data protection for building extended global communities

Jutta Buschbom, Breda Zimkus, Andrew Bentley, Mariko Kageyama, Christopher Lyal, Dirk Neumann, Andra Waagmeester, Alex Hardisty
2021 Biodiversity Information Science and Standards  
Encrypt data and metadata where necessary at the level of an individual specimen or digital object; provide access via digital cryptographic keys.  ...  Encrypt data and metadata where necessary at the level of an individual specimen or digital object; provide access via digital cryptographic keys.  ...  Acknowledgements Many thanks to all contributors to the discussions in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Consultation for a digital and extended specimen concept of the Alliance for Biodiversity Knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.3897/biss.5.75168 fatcat:orjhqxb6ejaf3bis5n7ckcfpg4

Closing the fluency gap

Mitchel Resnick
2001 Communications of the ACM  
With these bricks, children can build computational power directly into their physical-world constructions, blurring the boundaries between the physical and digital worlds (and, we hope, providing children  ...  That will bring an end to the digital divide, right? Not necessarily.  ... 
doi:10.1145/365181.365251 fatcat:rbe7xanh4nf7zgasguony5b4z4
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