The ICT Infrastructure and Local Content Development in Malaysia: Constraints and Challenges
Promoting the Concept of the International Islamic Digital Library
Siti Zakiah binti Aman, and a delegation of Malaysian librarians (participants in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Program)
Director of Knowledge and Information Infrastructure, National Library of Malaysia
The presentation will provide an overview of the Malaysian national IT agenda towards achieving "VISION 2020" and will focus on the initiative taken by libraries in the country in developing the National Digital Library System (PERDANA) as a means to support the transition to a knowledge-based economy. Constraints and challenges faced in the development of local content will be discussed and will include the concept of the International Islamic Digital Library.