n Mousaion - National libraries and the digital divide

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0027-2639



This article does not attempt a scholarly exposition of the digital divide in general. It is concerned with the role of national libraries in respect of this phenomenon. In approaching this topic the author briefly defines the national library and describes the roles it can play nationally. The concept of the 'digital divide' is analysed into a number of dimensions in order to identify possible roles for the national library in dealing with it.

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