Digital Inclusion

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    ConnectED Library Challenge Summit

    The White House hosted a convening on Tuesday, with mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties, as part of a national initiative to connect students to public library system resour...

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    2014 Digital Inclusion Survey: Expanding Library Impact on Digital Divide

    Does your community know the incredible role your library plays in bridging the digital divide and advancing digital inclusion? Do they understand the difference between the existing digital divide and the value of achieving digital inclusion? The re...

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    The Right Time for a National Digital Inclusion Alliance

    There is a clear need among non-profit organizations and libraries for a national broadband adoption advocacy organization. Three federal agencies (National Telecommunications and Information Administration [NTIA], Housing and Urban Development [HUD]...

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    Complete the Digital Inclusion Survey

    All public libraries are encouraged to participate in the Digital Inclusion Survey at http://digitalinclusion.umd.edu, before November 22, 2014. Building on the success of the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey, iPAC has launched the 2014...

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    Public Libraries Promote Health

    The recently published 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey Report reveals some key features about public libraries in USA and how they serve their communities. Funded by the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) and conducted by the American Libr...

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    Libraries in Myanmar are Taking Strides in the Right Direction

    In a recent interview with Alma Freeman, editor of In Asia, the head of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation, Dr. U Thant Thaw Kaung, talked at length about the challenges and achievements of libraries across Myanmar. Dr. Kaung also leads...

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    Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Digital Literacy Resources

    Libraries know digital literacy; they’ve been the go-to resource for their communities for years. Yet the need continues to grow as the demand for basic skills intensifies and new skills emerge. Whether supporting job hunters, students, older adults,...

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    Trail-Blazing Digital Inclusion Communities

    Increasing a community's access to and use of information technology requires collaboration among libraries, local government, non-profits, and business. This is a fundamental basis of Building Digital Communities: A Framework for Action (The Framewo...

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    Digital Inclusion Infographic Released

    In response to lessons learned, we have created the infographic: "The Internet Is Important To Everyone". This infographic aims to bring attention to the impact broadband has on our lives, our health, our government, our jobs, and our educa...

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    Talking About an Evolution: Digital Inclusion in Dodge City

    Most of us have heard the term digital inclusion, though we may all have different ideas about what it means, and how if affects those around us. As Dodge City, Kansas, set out to build a more digitally inclusive community, local leaders first had to...