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How libraries are expanding the frontier of digital technology

The American Library Association’s (ALA) Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century (AL21C) monitors and evaluates technological trends with a view to helping libraries identify ways to better serve their patrons in the digital world. In the interest of

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What good is a gig?

This guest blog post is by Angela Siefer, Senior Research Associate, Center for Digital Inclusion. Through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, we at the Center for Digital Inclusion, Graduate School of Library and Information

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Posted in Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, OITP, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Telecommunications

School librarians supported in ConnectEDucators program

A new program written into President Obama’s 2015 budget request includes professional development funding for school librarians, teachers and leaders who provide high-speed internet access to students. The Obama Administration requested that $200 million dollars be allocated to ConnectEDucators, a

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Digital Inclusion Survey deadline extended to Nov. 22

When the ALA filed its comments with the Federal Communications Commission advocating for libraries in the E-rate program, broadband data from past ALA and University of Maryland Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) research was a centerpiece. Thanks to these

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Launch of DCPL’s Digital Commons opens doors to cutting-edge technology

Many of the technologies that we depend on today are the product of a dynamic blend of experimentation, collaboration, and a judicious amount of risk-taking. Embracing that spirit, the DC Public Library (DCPL) has created its new Digital Commons to

Posted in Digital Divide, Digital Literacy, Events, Public Libraries

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