Digitizing library resources for new modes of information use in Uganda

Helen M. Byamugisha
2010 Library Management  
People have become increasingly dependent on digital information and the Internet as a medium for gaining and exchanging information. However, despite promising developments, numerous challenges that are related to digital content and collection, interoperability, standards, knowledge organization systems, users and usability, legal, organizational and social issues, staff education; infrastructure; language barrier and technology remain. This paper concludes that digital libraries are a key
more » ... raries are a key technology especially for developing countries. They can assist human development by providing a non-commercial mechanism for distributing humanitarian information on topics such as health, agriculture, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, water supply and many other areas ranging from disaster relief to medical education. The paper recommends that adapting quickly to new digital technology is vital for success.
doi:10.1108/01435121011013395 fatcat:i3xlceeccnecnprkwzmx3bxfwu