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Gender Aspects in the Use of ICT in Information Centres

Gender Aspects in the Use of ICT in Information Centres
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Author(s): Shahida Mutaza (Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India) and Lalitha K. Sami (Gulburga University, India)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 9
Source title: Globalization, Technology Diffusion and Gender Disparity: Social Impacts of ICTs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Rekha Pande (University of Hyderabad, India) and Theo van der Weide (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0020-1.ch011

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Abstract

Technologies have entered libraries. Scientists in research institutions, for their research work, have to use technology–based information services, irrespective of their gender. With earlier studies reporting gender bias in the usage of technology, this chapter makes an attempt to study if gender has a role in the use of Information and Communication Technology. The chapter further analyses if cultural, family, or educational background can change this generalized notion.

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