Bridging Digital Divide in India: Some Initiatives

S. Y. Bansode, S. K. Patil


Digital divide refers to the gap between those with regular, effective access to digital and information technology, and those without this access. It encompasses both physical access to technology hardware and, more broadly, skills and resources which allow for its use. Factors like gender, physical disability, physical access, age, access to the contents, and lack of ICT skills contribute to the digital divide. Digital libraries can address the issue of bridging the knowledge divide in developing nations, attempt is made to highlight some initiatives taken in India by building digital libraries and bridge this gap.


Digital divide; Digital libraries; Role of government, Role of libraries,

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