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Mobility, digital libraries and a rural Indian village

Jones, M, Thom, E, Bainbridge, D and Frohlich, DM (2009) Mobility, digital libraries and a rural Indian village In: The 9th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital libraries, 2009-06-14 - 2009-06-19, Austin, Texas.

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Millions of people in developed countries routinely create and share digital content; but what about the billions of others in on the wrong side of what has been called the 'global digital divide'? This paper considers three mobile platforms to illustrate their potential in enabling rural Indian villagers to make and share digital stories. We describe our experiences in creating prototypes using mobile phones; high-end media-players; and, paper. Interaction designs are discussed along with findings from various trials within the village and elsewhere. Our approach has been to develop prototypes that can work together in an integrated fashion so that content can flow freely and in interesting ways through the village. While our work has particular relevance to those users in emerging world contexts, we see it also informing needs and practices in the developed world for user-generated content.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Music and Media
Authors :
Jones, M
Thom, E
Bainbridge, D
Frohlich, DM
Date : 2009
DOI : 10.1145/1555400.1555451
Contributors :
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Date Deposited : 02 Aug 2013 12:58
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 19:18

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