ERIC Number: ED450751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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Global Knowledge: A Challenge for Librarians.
This paper describes how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are creating the knowledge society, which will impact on developing and transitional economies as well as developed nations. It argues that librarians have an important role to play in overcoming the digital divide and makes reference to the Global Knowledge Partnership. Highlights include: ways that ICT can help the disadvantaged; examples of community-based telecommunications; challenges related to developing appropriate skills and content; and the value of libraries' traditional contributions (e.g., providing access, working in partnership, structuring knowledge, imparting skills, preserving heritage, and inspiring trust) in the knowledge society. (Contains 14 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Information Technology, Librarians, Library Role, Library Services, Telecommunications
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/153-154e.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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