Overcoming the digital divide through the promotion of digital reading

  • Tom Wilson Digital Media Lab, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University
  • Elena Maceviciute Digital Media Lab, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University

Abstract

Inequalities in access and use of information and communication technologies are usually labelled the digital divide, which implies a strong gap between those who have access and use technologies and those who do not. The public library can play a significant role in enabling a society in overcoming the divide, which is a consequence of inequalities in the distribution of wealth, and the consequent inequalities in access to the appropriate technologies and networks. This paper describes an ongoing project in Lithuania, which aims to test the possibilities of digital reading as means of overcoming the digital divide.

Published
2019-02-25
How to Cite
WILSON, Tom; MACEVICIUTE, Elena. Overcoming the digital divide through the promotion of digital reading. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 193-203, feb. 2019. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/469>. Date accessed: 29 mar. 2020.