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In this article, we analyze the notion of privacy – how it is conceptualized and implemented as a constitutive element of identity – in two different cultures: Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), and Ontario, Canada. By examining the two jurisdictions of Hong Kong and Ontario, we argue that, in addition(More)
BACKGROUND We lack a systematic portrait of the relationship between community involvement and how people interact with information. Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) are a population for which these relationships are especially salient: their gay community involvement varies and their information technology use is high. YMSM under age 24 are also one(More)
Digital libraries (DL) are increasingly broader in scope and reach, spanning geographical and cultural boundaries. Yet little research is available on the influence of culture as it pertains to the design and use of digital libraries. To address these considerations, a workshop was organized at Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) 2003, the aim of(More)
The scope and reach of digital libraries (DL) is truly global, spanning geographical and cultural boundaries, yet few scholars have investigated the influence of culture as it pertains to the design and use of digital libraries. This workshop will examine cross-cultural issues around the use and development of DLs, especially as they relate to supporting(More)
  • Nadia Caidi, Brian Walmark, Tom Smyth, Elise Chien, Fernando Oliveira, Cal Kenny +1 other
  • 2007
With only 37 per cent of First Nations communities having established libraries, and diminishing operating grants to support the existing ones, First Nations libraries face a formidable challenge in serving the information and reading needs of their communities There is a pressing need for provision of library services and resources to First Nations(More)