The Promise of Digital Libraries in Developing Countries

International Journal

Electronic Library, Volume 20 No 1 Jan 01, 2002

“For dissemination of humanitarian information, traditional publishing and distribution mechanisms have failed tragically. Whereas a US medical library subscribes to about 5,000 journals, the Nairobi University Medical School Library, long regarded as a flagship center in East Africa, receives just 20 [2]. In Brazzaville, Congo, the university has only 40 medical books and a dozen journals, all from before 1993. Digital libraries, by decoupling production and distribution costs from intellectual

Author
David Bainbridge
Ian H. Witten
Maria F. Trujillo
Michel Loots

Region
Central Africa
Eastern Africa

Country
Congo
Kenya

Topic
Innovation

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