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Global information inequalities : Bridging the information gap

Author: Deborah H Charbonneau
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos, 2008
Series: Chandos information professional series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores problems of unequal access to information and provides busy information professionals with practical advice, case studies, and useful examples so that any library can take steps to improve access to information for all. One of the unique strengths of the book is the use of case studies from around the world to illustrate the wide range of possibilities for equitable access and library service  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah H Charbonneau
ISBN: 1843343622 9781843343622 1843343614 9781843343615
OCLC Number: 475060235
Description: 210 s
Contents: Part 1 Information mobilisation: Social and economic development: Sustainable access: An international perspective; Developing a model for library resource sharing in China's rural communities; Braving rapids and winding timber-tracks: Towards equitable access to information for libraries in Sarawak; Community resource centres in Mtwara, Lindi and Ruvuma regions in Tanzania: An evaluation of their development needs, usefulness, and the way forward. Part 2 Information empowerment: Equitable access and civic engagement: Is there a moon in the United States? Information reception, flow and use in rural villages on the Amazon river basin of Peru; Libraries and citizen participation in Chile: I have the right to know; Equity and access: Is countrywide access to databases an option? Part 3 Social inclusion: Inclusive library services for those with sensory and learning disabilities: Working together to provide an inclusive library service: A Canadian model; Copyright: Are people with sensory disabilities getting a fair deal? Part 4 Information divides: Challenges and opportunities for a global information society: Bookmobiles: Providing equitable service to all; When the knowledge ditch is dug by our own hands: Libraries, indigenous peoples, and strategic information; MedlinePlus go local: Connecting at-risk populations with health care services; Barriers to free and equal access to information: Implications for being informed in sub-Saharan Africa.
Series Title: Chandos information professional series

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Contains numerous examples of a wide variety of information problems and solutions ranging from developing literacy programs in rural communities in Tanzania, building school libraries in China,  Read more...

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