Tag Archives: benchmarks

OITP Receives Funding to Continue Work on Edge Initiative

The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) is pleased to announce it has received a $81,600 grant addendum from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue its participation in the Edge Initiative. With the Public Library Association (PLA), OITP serves on the Edge coalition of organizations that provide leadership for the development of public access technology benchmarks and ... Read More »

Edge public library benchmarks: Learn and comment at ALA12

Over the past year, the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has worked with the Public Library Association (PLA) and a host of other leading organizations that represent libraries and local government to draft a set of public access technology benchmarks as part of the Edge initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As part of this ... Read More »

Get Update on Technology Benchmarks at Midwinter Meeting

Join the Edge coalition for an update on the development of public access technology benchmarks that will help public libraries strengthen the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of public access technology services to meet community needs. The Edge update will take place Saturday, January 21, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center, Room A130/131. This forum will provide an overview ... Read More »

Working a framework: benchmarks are a process.

One of the first questions I am asked when talking about this project is: How will it work? How can one set of benchmarks fit our diverse library community? In fact, this is one of the most challenging elements of this complex project — and for any similar national effort — because we know the benchmarks must be relevant to libraries and communities of all types and sizes Read More »