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Without a net : librarians bridging the digital divide

Author: Jessamyn West
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011.
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A guide to the complex nature of technology access and adoption and the role libraries can play in bridging the digital divide.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessamyn West
ISBN: 9781598844535 1598844539 9781598844542 1598844547
OCLC Number: 606787507
Description: xl, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: People in the library --
The bigger picture: who makes the tools we use --
Planning: strategies, techniques, and tools --
Planning for pedagogy --
Basic instruction and explanations --
What is the Internet? --
Email is everything --
Office software, databases, and social software --
When things go wrong, or right --
Things that work: examples from the field --
Why this matters and what to do.
Responsibility: Jessamyn C. West.

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