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Asian Libraries

ISSN: 1017-6748
Merged into: New Library World

Online from: 1997

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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The Internet and its impact on developing countries: examples from China and India

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Title:The Internet and its impact on developing countries: examples from China and India
Author(s):T. Kanti Srikantaiah, (Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, USA), Dong Xiaoying, (Peking University, Beijing, China)
Citation:T. Kanti Srikantaiah, Dong Xiaoying, (1998) "The Internet and its impact on developing countries: examples from China and India", Asian Libraries, Vol. 7 Iss: 9, pp.199 - 209
Keywords:China, Developing countries, Information, Information services
Article type:Case study
DOI:10.1108/10176749810237626 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:The Internet has significantly changed information management in developed countries through creating pressures to improve communication systems and develop more user friendly environments for information sharing. Now the Internet is penetrating developing countries, changing information practices in various sectors. The Internet is changing traditional ways of conducting information business by establishing new sources of information and new methods of communication on a global basis. It has created pressure to update information/technology infrastructures. It has created competition by bringing many international and indigenous information technology vendors on to the same platform. It has helped policy makers take advantage of access to global sources of information. Discusses the role of the Internet and its impact on developing countries, including major issues associated with electronic information access and delivery. It focuses on the two most populous countries in the world, China and India, which are also information-rich countries in the East-Asia and South-Asia regions respectively.

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