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dc.contributor.authorJablonski, Jon R.
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-21T01:14:57Z
dc.date.available2009-10-21T01:14:57Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/9873
dc.descriptionxii, 158 p. : ill., maps. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Internet affects many aspects of daily life and economic activity in globalized economies. The network city thesis posits that the Internet enables disbursed methods of production and new forms of economic activity. Existing economic geography literature concentrates on revenue generating firms. The concept of Cultural Heritage Cyberinfrastructure (CHCi) is developed in order to account for economic activities of nongoverning and nonrevenue generating firms, and is tested against the online activities of libraries. China, with its administratively homogeneous provincial library system and rapidly changing economy, is examined. The central government and provincial libraries are cooperatively building the National Digital Culture Network of China to provide information services to urban migrants and subsidize rural development efforts through CHCi. These projects are found to be more active in less-economically transitioned western provinces. CHCi is found to be a useful construct for studying non-governing, non-market segments of an economy.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in Charge: Dr. Alexander B. Murphy, Chair; Dr. Xiaobo Suen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Dept. of Geography, M.A., 2009;
dc.subjectCyberinfrastructure -- China
dc.subjectProvincial libraries
dc.subjectState libraries -- China
dc.subjectCultural Heritage Cyberinfrastructure
dc.titleCultural Heritage Cyberinfrastructure: A Geographic Case Study of Chinaen_US
dc.title.alternativeGeographic Case Study of Chinaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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