Open Access and the Digital Divide: An Overview in CIS Libraries

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  • The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a union of 11 countries that used to be Soviet republics within the USSR. After a long period of transition, these independent states are now catching up with Western countries in the use of the Internet and the application of high technology. The former Soviet countries have already stepped over the 20% mark in Internet use by the population, and most state-funded organizations have built websites. This article will examine the current library landscape in CIS countries with a primaryfocus on digital libraries and the implementation of open access initiatives.

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    © 2009 Canadian Library Association. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial - No Derivatives 2.5 Canada License, which permits you to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work, provided the original author and source are credited.
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    • Usova, Tatiana. (2009). Open Access and the Digital Divide: An Overview in CIS Libraries. Feliciter, 55(6), 246-248.