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Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces: Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age.


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Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces: Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age.

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dc.contributor.author van Reenen, Johann en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-04-18T19:48:57Z
dc.date.available 2006-04-18T19:48:57Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation van Reenen, Johann (ed.) Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces: Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age. 2001. Washington, D.C.: Organization of American States. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0827043775 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1715
dc.description.abstract In a world becoming increasingly connected electronically the divide between people working in different at different levels, in different departments, organizations, and countries are melting away. It is becoming easier to "cross" political, economic and national borders. However, to participate in this global workplace, workers will need: local information and technological infrastructures access to global connectivity at reasonable speed and reliability the skills required to work digitally the attitudes needed to work in an increasingly ambiguous, paradoxical, and complex work environment access to pertinent and affordable information appropriate management structures to support virtual work and, most importantly, leaders with vision and an understanding of what motivates this new type of worker This monograph addresses all of these issues in the context of the development of digital libraries. To develop the software, digital content, human resources and services needed for successful digital library projects require innovation and working in new ways. The chapter authors were drawn from a variety of information technology situations. They provide, first, an understanding of the broad concepts and principles underlying the global electronic information economy. Secondly, the skills needed to develop digital library projects and detailed examples of successful projects, and finally, ways to integrate and deliver a variety of digital information and educational services based on digital library content and functions. en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Coleccion Interamericana en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 71 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 1. Work and Productivity in the 21st Century: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1708 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 2. E-business, e-ideas, e-government, e-policies, and e-education: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1709 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 3. Scholarly publishing and intellectual property in the electronic environment: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1710 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 4. Overview of Digital Library developments: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1711 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 5. Overview of a Guide for Electronic Theses and Dissertations: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1712 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 6. The technology infrastructure supporting digital library developments: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1713 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 7. Digital Libraries and distance education: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1704 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 8. Digital Information for Latin American Social Medicine: A case study: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1705 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 9. Science and technology information and digital library initiatives in Latin America: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1706 en_US
dc.relation.haspart Chapter 10. Databases and Portals for knowledge management: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/1707 en_US
dc.subject Digital Libraries en_US
dc.subject Technology Infrastructure en_US
dc.title Digital Libraries and Virtual Workplaces: Important Initiatives for Latin America in the Information Age. en_US
dc.type Book en_US

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