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Category: Digital Divide

American Library Association highlights library and community impacts from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program in new report

May 2, 2013 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released “U.S. Public Libraries and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program,” a new report that details U.S. library engagement with the federal program. The report is the first to highlight state and local library BTOP projects…


A Weekend in Texas: Public Computer Centers and More

Last Friday and Saturday, I had the privilege of participating in the Digital Inclusion in Texas Conference and Colloquium held at the University of Texas at Austin. The event was a thought-provoking synthesis of practice, research, and public policy centered around projects funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP),…

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Tech Policy Expert to Talk Libraries at ALA Conference

Susan CrawfordTelecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford will share insights about national technology policy and implications for the library community this summer at the 2013 Annual American Library Association Conference.

Crawford will address conference attendees during the Washington Update session on Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 8:30—10:00a.m. in the McCormick Place convention center.

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House members move to recognize today’s digital literacy divide

Yesterday, Representatives Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) along with six of their colleagues introduced a resolution (H. Res. 81) designating March 21 as National Digital Literacy Day. March 21 is also the launch of a three year national Ad Council campaign “3.21 EveryoneOn” to promote…