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Title: Electronic Mail (Email) and Information Delivery in Ghana
Authors: Osei-Bonsu, Moses
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: The Haworth Press, Inc
Citation: Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Supply, Vol. 9(2) 1998
Abstract: The GHASTINET Pilot Project, begun in Ghana in 1991, was to develop and promote the use of email communication to facilitate resource-sharing between the universities and the research institutions. But the project failed due to poor telecommunication infrastructure and a lack of technical skills on the part of the operators. The email service using the FidoNet technology, and developed with support from IDRQ/UNECA/CABECA and hosted by the Balme Library. University of Ghana. has opened up the door to many services for its users. The I ntwmation revolution otters Ghana a dramatic opportu nity to leapfrog into the future. The paper discusses existing Internet services and other internationally supported initiatives (including InfoDev and the Leland Initiative) embarked upon in Ghana. It is concluded that the various initiatives under way to get full internet connectivity for educational, research and public sector organizations he coordinated SO that Ghana can fully benefit from such assistance programmes
Description: Article published in Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Supply, Vol. 9(2) 1998
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2412
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