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New Gates Foundation Libraries Report

Just in time for ALA the benevolent Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation release a new report:

[Thanks to the Pew for the links]

“In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a number of other national civic organizations, The Pew Internet & American Life Project served as research advisors for a new report finding that public libraries have helped close the digital divide by providing free, public access to computers and the Internet, particularly for people without access at home or work.

The report, “Toward Equality of Access: The Role of Public Libraries in Addressing the Digital Divide,” also identifies significant challenges libraries face in sustaining and improving this service and recommends the public and private sectors work together to ensure that libraries can continue to provide this vital access to technology for years to come.

“Toward Equality of Access” is available online at the Gates Foundation Website.” [36 page PDF]

Stephen

Posted on: June 22, 2010, 1:01 pm Category: Uncategorized

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