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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

Connecting the developing world

Alan S. Inouye, Director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP), is the newest member of the Advisory Board of Library For All, an organization based on New York City that is developing and deploying a digital library platform

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Posted in Digital Divide, OITP, Washington Office News

Young adults and four key trends shaping the future of libraries

The fall 2013 issue of Young Adult Library Services (YALS) features the future of libraries with a focus on young adult services (naturally). I have an article in this issue that takes a big-picture view. The Future of Libraries is

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Posted in Digital Divide, e-books, OITP

Connecting learners to high-speed internet

Following several months of intensive review and research, the American Library Association (ALA) asked (pdf) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday to accelerate deployment of the high-capacity broadband needed to serve students and learners of all ages through our

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Posted in Digital Divide, E-Rate, OITP, Public Libraries, Telecommunications

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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