Digital Inclusion

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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...

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    Easy, Powerful, and Free: Sign Your Library Up for the Impact Survey

    Access to computers in public libraries changes lives. The landmark study Opportunity for All (2009) illustrated this decisively, with compelling national findings about the extent to which library computers are used to gain admission to college, obt...

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    Libraries: Natural Leaders of Community-Wide Digital Inclusion Efforts

    Libraries are responding to and anticipating the digital needs of the communities they serve, as are other community anchor institutions and the residents themselves. Technology is changing our day to day activities so fast many of us struggle to kee...

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    Steps 1 and 2 of Building Digital Communities

    Increasing information technology access and use in order to build cohesive 21st century communities is a complex task. Building Digital Communities: Framework for Action provides guiding principles and steps for getting started. Thanks to support fr...

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    Engaging Stakeholders, the First Step to Increasing Digital Inclusion

    Broadband Rhode Island's public policy engagement process carefully engaged stakeholders from a variety of sectors, kept them engaged through a facilitated and well-planned process and is now implementing recommendations defined during the process.

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    Clear Resellers Impact on Broadband Adoption

    "I’d like to borrow the Internet, please."

    Providence Community Library is loaning out the internet. Literally. They have purchased two hotspots from Mobile Beacon. Library patrons can check out the hotspots for up to a week. The hot...

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    Looking Beyond Our Borders

    What are the challenges facing rural library staff in Poland? What programs and services do their communities need? Without giving too much away, I can tell you that their challenges and their successes will probably resonate with many of you.

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    The Yellow Brick Road to Digital Inclusion

    Currently, there is a veritable frenzy of digital inclusion activity in the country, with broadband infrastructure expanding and opportunities for digital skills training proliferating. Yet, as we proceed down this promising yellow brick road toward ...