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metadata.dc.type: Trabalho apresentado em evento
Title: Internet Access in Brazil: social context and science and technology professionals
metadata.dc.creator: Olinto, Gilda
Abstract: Access to the Internet is an evidence of connectivity and has been considered an indicator of participation in today’s knowledge society and in the globalization process, the latter also defined as. “complex connectivity” and empirical condition of the modern world. However, evidences of the growth of this resource around the world is confronted with several questions regarding the discrepancies. between developed and developing countries, regarding regional and social differences within countries and regarding the perspectives of its use by knowledge professionals. This subject - Internet access and use - has been included in the 2005 Annual Survey of the Brazilian Census Bureau. This paper is part of a more inclusive research project that focuses on the characteristics and perspectives of Brazilian society with regard to Internet access and use. Besides describing access to this resource, it tries to examine its several social, economic and work conditionings. In the data analyses presented. here, emphasis is given, at first, to the description of socio-demographic inequalities with regards to Internet access. A second emphasis is given to describing and comparing Internet access among Science and Technology professionals, particularly professionals in the field of Information and Communication, and between the public and private sectors.
Keywords: Uso da informação
Profissional da informação
Ciência da Informação
Ciência e tecnologia
Publisher: ASIS&T
Citation: In: ASIST 2007 ANNUAL MEETING, 70, 19-24 Oct. 2007, Milwaukee, WI. Proceedings of the 70th ASIS&T Annual Meeting
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
Issue Date: 2007
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