Tag Archives: Edge initiative

Edge & libraries: putting community at the center

Guest blog post by Amelia Bryne, ALA OITP consultant, and Craig Gerhart, ICMA consultant. From 2011 to 2013, the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the International City/County Management Association have participated as part of a coalition of organizations to develop benchmarks for public access technology through libraries. Individually, Craig and I have supported the Edge Initiative by researching key ... 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 »