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Mobility, digital libraries and a rural indian village

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Mobility, digital libraries and a rural indian village
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. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.5.1 Multimedia Information Systems: Audio input/outp...
Matt Jones, Emma Thom, David Bainbridge, David Fro
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where JCDL
Authors Matt Jones, Emma Thom, David Bainbridge, David Frohlich
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