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Global Impact Study at World Summit of Information Society (WSIS)

by , Friday February 22nd, 2013

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Global Impact Study's Principal Investigator, Chris Coward, will be participating on a panel organized by IFLA during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) +10 review Meeting in Paris, France, February 25-27, 2013. The panel, Supporting Knowledge Societies through Public Access to the Internet, will cover various issues related to public access to technology. This is a great opportunity for us to present the findings of the Global Impact Study, the largest, most comprehensive study on public access centers to date. By participating in this panel, the Global Impact Study will support the discussions with rich data and evidence about public access in developing countries. Our findings will contribute to the panel and inform WSIS participants by describing the socio-economic impacts of public access, the benefits of public access, the role of public libraries in providing access, and providing recommendations for future policy and funding decisions, public access program design, and the future of public access.

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Global Impact Study at ICTD 2012

by , Monday January 30th, 2012

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Global Impact Study at ICTD 2012

Many of the Global Impact Study research partners will be attending ICTD 2012 in Atlanta in March. In addition to TASCHA staff members, representatives from our survey implementation teams from Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines will attend, as will some of the principal investigators of our in-depth studies. Components of the Global Impact Study will be highlighted in two open sessions and one poster presentation.

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Amy Mahan Research Fellows off to London to participate at ICTD2010

by , Tuesday November 30th, 2010

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Amy Mahan Research Fellows off to London to participate at ICTD2010

Following a year of rigorous research activities aimed to build upon the knowledge regarding public access to information and communication technologies (ICT), efforts of the Amy Mahan Research Fellows are beginning to bear fruit for the young scholars. Teams from Argentina, China, Malaysia, Peru, Rwanda and Thailand have all had papers accepted for the postgraduate day at ICTD2010, an international conference taking place in London where researchers and practitioners will meet to discuss the latest research in the field of ICT for development.

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Global Impact Study presents poster at IFLA

by , Monday August 23rd, 2010

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Global Impact Study presents poster at IFLA

The Global Impact Study presented a poster, Open data and open tools: The Global Impact Study inventory and web application, at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) annual conference in Sweden. The theme of the conference — open access to knowledge — offered the perfect opportunity to highlight the project's achievements.

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Global Impact Study presented for the first time at the 2008 World Library & Information Congress

by , Thursday August 21st, 2008

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The Global Impact Study was presented — for the first time! — at the IFLA 2008 World Library & Information Congress, held from August 10–14 in Quebec City, Canada. This year's topic: Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding.

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