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Introduction For developing countries, Information Technology (IT) affords university academics and researchers a unique opportunity to bridge the knowledge gap between them and their counterparts in developed nations. In fact, IT is seen as crucial to the continued survival of universities and research institutes in developing countries (UNISIST Newsletter, 1999). This point is supported by Paterson (1995), who identified three areas in which IT can make significant contributions to the economic and social development of developing countries, namely: as an instrument to make existing productivity sectors more efficient, as an area of economic activities in its own right, and as a tool in education. This observation was also buttressed by the World Bank's 1998/99 World Development Report, which observed that radical changes (for example, the infusion of IT) are called for in post-secondary education if Africa is to equip its labour force with the skills needed to survive in the new technological age.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2008
1 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
34
Pages
PUBLISHER
African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
280.9
KB

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