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Thapisa, A. P. N. – Internet Research, 1996
Developing regions, like Africa, may miss the information revolution because they lack national information infrastructures and the knowledge and skills required to provide relevant content. This article discusses the assumption that all nations will have an information infrastructure, describes "Fidonet," Africa's low-tech alternative…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Developing Nations, Global Approach, Information Services
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Rosenberg, Diana – Internet Research, 1998
A review of 19 university libraries in 12 African countries compared the benefits and drawbacks of information technology (IT), concluding that IT will not reduce the need for books and journals and that IT's biggest potential is in increasing intra-Africa communication and providing links to the outside world. (PEN)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Thapisa, Amos P. N.; Birabwa, Elizabeth – Internet Research, 1998
Examines Africa's initiative in building a regional plan for a national information and communication infrastructure (NICIP) in every African state and the challenges and opportunities confronting Africa as it enters the information age. The role of information, communication, and knowledge in accelerating African socio-economic development is…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Information Networks, Technological Advancement