Global Information Inequalities

The disparity in access to information is a worldwide phenomenon. Global Information Inequalities offers a captivating look into problems of information access across the world today. One of the unique strengths of the book is the use of examples of library initiatives from around the world to illustrate the range of possibilities for equitable access and library service delivery in a global context. It contains numerous examples of a wide variety of information problems and solutions ranging from developing literacy programs in rural communities in Tanzania, building school libraries in China, making government-related information more transparent in Chile, to exploring how digital technologies have the potential to revolutionize the lives of people with sensory-disabilities. The contributions in Global Information Inequalities address a number of core professional issues, including access to information, library services, collection development, global collaboration, intellectual property, and digital information. The contributors are from Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Iceland, Malaysia, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, United States, and Zambia, thereby providing a wide range of perspectives on librarianship. Written in a simple, thorough, and multidisciplinary approach, the book presents and discusses key issues in various library settings and from different perspectives. Overall, this work contributes to a global examination and exploration of libraries in various parts of the world. This book has a wide appeal and is applicable to various library environments (including academic, public, and special libraries). Provides readers with an overview of possibilities for equitable library service delivery in a global context Provides readers with numerous examples and case studies particularly useful for practitioners Examples also provide unique examinations of country-specific issues in a global context

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  • Author : Deborah Charbonneau
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 232 pages
  • ISBN : 1780631332
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Global Information Inequalities

Global Information Inequalities
  • Author : Deborah Charbonneau
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 30 June 2008
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The disparity in access to information is a worldwide phenomenon. Global Information Inequalities offers a captivating look into problems of information access across the world today. One of the unique strengths of the book is the use of examples of library initiatives from around the world to illustrate the range of possibilities for equitable access and library service delivery in a global context. It contains numerous examples of a wide variety of information problems and solutions ranging from developing literacy

Histories of Global Inequality

Histories of Global Inequality
  • Author : Christian Olaf Christiansen,Steven L. B. Jensen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 09 July 2019
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This book argues that inequality is not just about numbers, but is also about lived, historical experience. It supplements economic research and offers a comprehensive stocktaking of existing thinking on global inequality and its historical development. The book is interdisciplinary, drawing upon regional and national perspectives from around the world while seeking to capture the multidimensionality and multi-causality of global inequalities. Grappling with what economics offers – as well as its blind spots – the study focuses on some of today’s

Global Inequality

Global Inequality
  • Author : Branko Milanovic
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 11 April 2016
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Winner of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, Karl Renner Institut A Financial Times Best Economics Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year A Livemint Best Book of the Year One of the world’s leading economists of inequality, Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within

Google and the Digital Divide

Google and the Digital Divide
  • Author : Elad Segev
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 January 2010
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Beneficial to scholars and students in the fields of media and communication, politics and technology, this book outlines the significant role of search engines in general and Google in particular in widening the digital divide between individuals, organisations and states. It uses innovative methods and research approaches to assess and illustrate the digital divide by comparing the popular search queries in Google and Yahoo in different countries as well as analysing the various biases in Google News and Google Earth.

Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders

Environmental Inequalities Beyond Borders
  • Author : JoAnn Carmin,Julian Agyeman
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 04 April 2011
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Case studies demonstrate the spatial disconnect between global consumption and production and its effects on local environmental quality and human rights. Multinational corporations often exploit natural resources or locate factories in poor countries far from the demand for the products and profits that result. Developed countries also routinely dump hazardous materials and produce greenhouse gas emissions that have a disproportionate impact on developing countries. This book investigates how these and other globalized practices exact high social and environmental costs as

The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics

The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics
  • Author : Himma
  • Publisher : Wiley-Interscience
  • Release : 27 May 2008
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Discover how developments in information technology are raising new ethical debates Information and computer ethics has emerged as an important area of philosophical and social theorizing, combining conceptual, meta-ethical, normative, and applied elements. As a result, academic interest in this area has increased dramatically, particularly in computer science, philosophy, and communications departments; business schools; information and library schools; and law schools. The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics responds to this growing interest with twenty-seven chapters that address both traditional

Developing Countries and Technology Inclusion in the 21st Century Information Society

Developing Countries and Technology Inclusion in the 21st Century Information Society
  • Author : Etim, Alice S.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 27 November 2020
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In recent years, many developing regions across the globe have made rigorous efforts to become integrated into the global information society. The development and implementation of information communication technology (ICT) devices and policies within various fields of service have significantly aided in the infrastructural progression of these countries. Despite these considerable advancements, there remains a lack of research and awareness on this imperative subject. Developing Countries and Technology Inclusion in the 21st Century Information Society is an essential reference source

Proceedings of the 9th ProLISSA Conference

Proceedings of the 9th ProLISSA Conference
  • Author : Mpho Ngoepe,Madeleine Fombad
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 17 December 2018
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Countries in the African continent are implementing strategies to overcome developmental and societal challenges to remain competitive in the new global knowledge-based economy. Libraries and archives can play an important role in this process through provision of information. Information in modern society is valued as an essential component in the daily lives of people, both at individual and organisational levels. Increasingly, we expect information to meet our needs through technological interventions or interactions. Indeed, recent technological developments have accentuated contemporary

Class Inequality in the Global City

Class Inequality in the Global City
  • Author : J. Ye
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 29 April 2016
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In striving to become cosmopolitan, global cities aim to attract highly-skilled workers while relying on a vast underbelly of low-waged, low status migrants. This book tells the story of one such city, revealing how national development produces both aspirations to be cosmopolitan and to improve one's class standing, along with limitations in achieving such aims. Through the analysis of three different groups of workers in Singapore, Ye shows that cosmopolitanism is an exclusive and aspirational construct created through global and

Marx in the Age of Digital Capitalism

Marx in the Age of Digital Capitalism
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 08 October 2015
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This book is a key resource on the foundations of Marxist Internet and Digital Media Studies. It presents 16 contributions that show how Marx’s analyses of capitalism, the commodity, class, labour, work, exploitation, surplus-value, dialectics, crises, ideology, class struggles, and communism help us to understand the Internet and social media in 21st century digital capitalism.

International Policy Rules and Inequality

International Policy Rules and Inequality
  • Author : José Antonio Ocampo
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 22 January 2019
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Over the past decades, the world has seen a dramatic increase in inequality. To what extent have the rules that govern the global economy, formally or informally, affected this trend? How can global governance arrangements be reformed to counteract them? In this book, an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars scrutinizes how the rules of global economic governance—or the lack thereof—determine the extent and growth of inequality. Economists, political scientists, lawyers, and other experienced contributors bring together cutting-edge research

World Social Report 2020

World Social Report 2020
  • Author : Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release : 14 February 2020
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This report examines the links between inequality and other major global trends (or megatrends), with a focus on technological change, climate change, urbanization and international migration. The analysis pays particular attention to poverty and labour market trends, as they mediate the distributional impacts of the major trends selected. It also provides policy recommendations to manage these megatrends in an equitable manner and considers the policy implications, so as to reduce inequalities and support their implementation.

Inequality in America

Inequality in America
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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A bedrock American principle is the idea that all individuals should have the opportunity to succeed on the basis of their own effort, skill, and ingenuity.—Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Income inequality has been on the rise since the late 1970s, but the economic and financial crisis of 2008 instigated an unemployment epidemic that dramatically compounded this problem in the United States and catapulted the issue to the center of debate. There is wide agreement across the political spectrum that