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Information inequalities : bridging the information gap

Author: Deborah H Charbonneau
Publisher: Oxford : Chandos, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah H Charbonneau
ISBN: 9781843343622 1843343622 9781843343615 1843343614
OCLC Number: 500766200
Description: 210 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah H. Charbonneau.


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