The digital divide in Latin America: a case study

Irene L. de Munster (William Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA)

Collection Building

ISSN: 0160-4953

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

Sets out to discuss the concept of the digital divide and its impact in Latin American libraries.

Design/methodology/approach

Provides an overview of the situation in the region.

Findings

The digital divide is a global problem that is amplified in the information age, a time in which groups and individuals in society are being denied access to technology. Provides an example by showing how the library of the Universidad de San Andrés has dealt with this situation.

Originality/value

The importance of cooperation among various institutions is highlighted as a way to overcome the barriers to information access.

Keywords

Citation

de Munster, I. (2005), "The digital divide in Latin America: a case study", Collection Building, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 133-136. https://doi.org/10.1108/01604950510629309

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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