The distance between us: Information literacy and the developing world

Lynne Rudasill

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The growing use of information technology is increasing the demand for programmes that address information literacy. Such programmes in the West are predicated upon the benefits of an informed public, a healthy economy, and the value of information. The programmes developed for this culture of information cannot be easily applied to the cultures of the developing nations of the world. Lack of literacy, lack of political security, and lack of economic stability are a few of the reasons the easy transference of these literacy programmes is not possible. These issues are explored and some suggestions are made for the use of technology in the developing country.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalNew Review of Information Networking
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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