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Title:The Development, Current State, and Effects of Community Informatization in Mainland China
Author(s):Lai, Maosheng; Fan, Zhenjia; Zhang, Lili
Subject(s):China
Community informatics
Digital divide
Abstract:In recent years, community informatization initiatives have developed throughout mainland China. The meaning of “community informatization” in China is similar to “community informatics” in the U.S. This paper aims to investigate the current state of community informatization in mainland China—with a focus on best practices, major challenges, patterns of development, developing trends, and effects. Comparing the theory and practice of China’s community informatization to community informatics in other countries, especially in the U.S. and Europe, this paper asks: can government-sponsored or independent informatization efforts bridge the digital divide and help China realize digital—or information—equity?
Issue Date:2013
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In Library trends 62(1) Summer 2013: 13-33.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/46089
ISSN:0024-2594
DOI:10.1353/lib.2013.0022
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-21
2015-09-21


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