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Role Of The Internet In Narrowing The Digital Divide Between The Members Of The Jordanian Society During The Coronavirus Crisis, Othman Obeidat, Othman Obeidat Feb 2022

Role Of The Internet In Narrowing The Digital Divide Between The Members Of The Jordanian Society During The Coronavirus Crisis, Othman Obeidat, Othman Obeidat

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

The goal of this research was to see how the internet helped to bridge the digital divide between Jordanians during the Coronavirus outbreak. A quantitative approach is adopted. 210 questionnaire forms were distributed randomly to the members of the sample through using: (https://docs.google.com). They were distributed using email and WhatsApp. 200 forms were analyzed. They represent 95% of the distributed forms. The questionnaire consists of 20 statements. It was found that there is a digital divide between the members of Jordanian society. It was found that the availability of smart devices and the internet enables the members of …


Assessment Of Availability And Use Of Technology By Students For Online Education During Covid -19 Pandemic In Rural India: A Case Study, Pooja P. Dadhe Assistant Librarian, Gulshan Damodhar Kuthe Librarian Aug 2021

Assessment Of Availability And Use Of Technology By Students For Online Education During Covid -19 Pandemic In Rural India: A Case Study, Pooja P. Dadhe Assistant Librarian, Gulshan Damodhar Kuthe Librarian

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

The sudden outbreak of the coronavirus and the consequent precautionary measures has compelled education systems worldwide to find alternatives to physical teaching-learning process. While online education is perhaps a ‘blessing in disguise’ in many ways, it has also exposed various challenges especially in the rural areas where people are struggling to get proper bandwidth and even uninterrupted electric supply. The lack of technological infrastructure has made it difficult for many students to adapt to learning in the new normal. Given to the situation, the aim of this study was to investigate the availability and use of technology for online …


Digital Resources Integration & Data Literacy Perspectives Among Lis Professionals Of University Libraries In Pakistan, Muhammad Shafiq Mr., Rubina Bhatti Prof., Salman Bin Naeem Dr. Nov 2020

Digital Resources Integration & Data Literacy Perspectives Among Lis Professionals Of University Libraries In Pakistan, Muhammad Shafiq Mr., Rubina Bhatti Prof., Salman Bin Naeem Dr.

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Purpose: The aim and crux of the study are to determine prospects of digital resources integration (DRI) and data literacy among Library & Information Science (LIS) professionals of university libraries of the province of the Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

Methodology: An extensive survey research method was used to prospects about digital resources integrations (DRI) among university libraries' LIS professionals. This study comprised the LIS professionals working in university libraries of the province of the Punjab and Islamabad, Pakistan. A detailed questionnaire was used to collect the data for this significant study.

Findings: The findings highlight that LIS professionals …


Marching Towards Digital India: An Overview On The E-Governance Initiatives Taken By The Central Government Of India To Minimize The Digital Divide During The Period 1998-2018, Santanu Das Nov 2019

Marching Towards Digital India: An Overview On The E-Governance Initiatives Taken By The Central Government Of India To Minimize The Digital Divide During The Period 1998-2018, Santanu Das

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

E-government refers to the delivery of national or local government information and services via the Internet or other digital means to citizens or businesses or other governmental agencies. E-government is a one-stop Internet gateway to major government services. E-government facilitates the provision of relevant government information in the electronic form to the citizens in a timely manner; better service delivery to citizens; empowerment of the people through access to information without the bureaucracy and participation in public policy decision-making. Proper implementation of e-governance can alleviate the gap between digital have and digital have not. Through this paper, an effort has …


Digital Environment And Social Exclusion In Nigeria: Roles Of Libraries And Other Information Service Providing Institutions, Florence Onyeisi Otonekwu, Janet Titilayo Oludipe, Grace Olabisi Babafemi, Akawu Lami, Tunde Toyese Oyedokun Jan 2019

Digital Environment And Social Exclusion In Nigeria: Roles Of Libraries And Other Information Service Providing Institutions, Florence Onyeisi Otonekwu, Janet Titilayo Oludipe, Grace Olabisi Babafemi, Akawu Lami, Tunde Toyese Oyedokun

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Social exclusion is more or less a deliberate act of negligence, wherefore group of people in society are disengaged from mainstream culture because of their background, geographical location and other demographical characteristics that demarcate them from others. Social exclusion is an omnibus term, which encompasses many multidimensional social variables such as inequalities of opportunity, lack of access to basic amenities, digital divide and many more. However, for the sake of this current study, emphasis would be on digital divide existing between urban and rural settlers, in respect of their accessibility to information in today digital age. This study is a …


World Librarians: A Peer-To-Peer Commons For Closing The Global Digital Divide, Jeremy Smith, Charlie Schweik, Carl Meyer Jan 2018

World Librarians: A Peer-To-Peer Commons For Closing The Global Digital Divide, Jeremy Smith, Charlie Schweik, Carl Meyer

University Libraries Publication Series

INTRODUCTION An estimated 53% of the world’s population do not have Internet access. As a consequence, they lack information capital that could be key to bettering their lives. In this practice article, we introduce a sociotechnical system called “World Librarians.” This system, facilitated by a knowledge commons, provides educators, librarians, students, and medical professionals in remote Internet-poor areas of Malawi with access to digital content that they request. OBJECTIVE We describe the social and technical methods by which a team of educators, librarians, students, and information technology specialists in information-privileged environments share educational content to information-disadvantaged communities. METHODS After briefly …


The Brightly Illuminated Path: Facilitating An Oer Program At Community College, William M. Blick, Sandra Marcus Apr 2015

The Brightly Illuminated Path: Facilitating An Oer Program At Community College, William M. Blick, Sandra Marcus

Publications and Research

The use of Open Education Resources represents a noble cause, but the idea often remains elusive for many faculty members. In 2015, librarians at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York, implemented a campaign to promote and facilitate the use and development of OERs. The primary objective was to reduce the growing financial burden on students in textbook purchase requirements. Concomitant goals were to provide instructors with greater academic control and freedom in course content, and to add to the pool of knowledge and resources for collaborative faculty work. The core of the Queensborough campaign was the …


Teaching The Digital Divide: Connecting Students To Community, Knowledge, And Service Learning., Rebecca M. Marrall Jun 2014

Teaching The Digital Divide: Connecting Students To Community, Knowledge, And Service Learning., Rebecca M. Marrall

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

This article addresses the purpose, the organization, and results of an experimental credit-bearing upper division service-learning course at a Master’s granting university, entitled LIBR 397: The Digital Divide. In addition to reviewing collegiate efforts on teaching the Digital Divide within the United States, this article also provides an overview of the challenges and successes associated with teaching such a course. In conclusion, the unique nature of the LIBR 397 course prompted students to see firsthand the complexities inherent in the Digital Divide phenomenon within the United States. Incorporation of service learning projects into a college course takes additional effort, primarily …


The Information And Learning Commons: Some Reflections, Elizabeth K. Heitsch, Robert P. Holley Mar 2011

The Information And Learning Commons: Some Reflections, Elizabeth K. Heitsch, Robert P. Holley

School of Information Sciences Faculty Research Publications

The Information and Learning Commons modes of library organization has become more prevalent over the past few decades and allows academic libraries to provide wider-ranging and more cohesive services to their constituents. Several issues, including relying upon a single, mythical "Patron" in planning for services; poor organization; a lack of cohesion and centralized leadership; and the "digital divide" may hinder the effectiveness of the Commons and negatively impact both patrons and staff. If these problems can be surmounted, this model shows great promise for both current and future application in academic libraries.


Egovernment & Icts: An Examination Of Spain’S Information Infrastructure, Kynita Stringer-Stanback Feb 2009

Egovernment & Icts: An Examination Of Spain’S Information Infrastructure, Kynita Stringer-Stanback

Other Library Publications and Works

This paper was presented at the iConference in Chapel Hill on February 9, 2009. The paper examines the Information Infrastructure of Spain.