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Author Chauhan, Suresh K. ♦ Murthy, T. A. V.
Source Inflibnet's Institutional Repository
Content type Text
Publisher INFLIBNET Centre
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Library & information sciences ♦ Technology
Subject Keyword Digital Divide ♦ UGC-Infonet ♦ Information Literacy
Abstract Information is a driving force in the world and intensely making impact on economy, development and social growth of any nation. Emergence and innovations in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is dividing the Universe in different dissection. This division is broadly known as ‘Digital Divide’ on the world map. Today, no one is going to deny the existence of digital divide. The Digital Divide is a well-known concept and is being defined by the specialists in different ways. In this paper an attempt has been made to identify the factors that are responsible for digital divide with some solutions are explained. All around the world various programmes have been launched to bridge the digital gap but despite many efforts to improve this gap seems to grow wider and wider due to the inability of those who lack the knowledge and skills needed to use the electronic contents, Internet or other communication technology. In India various programmes have been launched to bridge this digital gap and this paper explains the Role of INFLIBNET through its programme “UGC-Infonet: E-Journals Consortium which is one of the step towards bridging the digital divide in the country.
ISBN 8190207911
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article