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Toward equality of access : the role of public libraries in addressing the digital divide.

Author: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.; AARP (Organization)
Publisher: [Seattle, WA : Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2004?]
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evaluates the importance of libraries in addressing the digital divide. Drawing from government statistics and independent research, the report finds widespread acceptance of library-based computer and Internet access from patrons and librarians. The report finds that public access computing is benefiting those socioeconomic groups with the greatest need. However, the report also notes urgent but manageable  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.; AARP (Organization)
OCLC Number: 58789521
Notes: Title from Web page (viewed on Mar. 23, 2005).
Sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and developed in partnership with AARP, American Library Association, Beaumont Foundation of America, Benton Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, National League of Cities, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Pew Internet & American Life Project.
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Evaluates the importance of libraries in addressing the digital divide. Drawing from government statistics and independent research, the report finds widespread acceptance of library-based computer and Internet access from patrons and librarians. The report finds that public access computing is benefiting those socioeconomic groups with the greatest need. However, the report also notes urgent but manageable challenges facing libraries as they seek to maintain and further develop their role in providing access to digital information.

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