Tackling Digital Divide in Kerala and the Possible Role of Libraries
Library Herald Year : 2008, Volume : 46, Issue : 2 First page : ( 114) Last page : ( 129) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Tackling Digital Divide in Kerala and the Possible Role of Libraries
Abraham Laila T1, Assistant Librarian, Nikesh N1, Reference Assistant 1Mahatma Gandhi University Library, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam, Kerala.
Abstract Describes the phenomenon of digital divide, challenges and initiatives in bridging the digital divide by giving special emphasis to Kerala state. Various efforts taken in Kerala as part of different national projects and at the state government level are discussed in detail. The article also examines the status of rural libraries in Kerala and their possible role in working as Community Information Centres for the bridging of digital divide among the rural community.
Keywords Digital device, Kerala, E-governance, Rural libraries..