• Petra Killoran deposited Great Expectations in the group Group logo of CityLISCityLIS on Humanities Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Essay presented in fulfilment of requirements for completion of the module INM304 – Digital Libraries, part of the MSc Library and Information Science course at the City University of London. Abstract: This essay delivers a broad-ranging account of digital libraries as tools for promoting social mobility and reducing information poverty. It investigates the philanthropic nature of some digital spaces, how digital libraries aid social mobility and who says so. In addition, it explores how education has become synonymous with digital libraries and social mobility enhancement, discussing library versus digital library, education and digital global impact as part of the conversation.