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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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Do public access ICTs have an impact on socio-economic development? Findings of the Global Impact Study

by , Tuesday January 29th, 2013

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This iSchool Research Conversation and TASCHA Talk, presented by Araba Sey, discusses insights from the Global Impact Study. It outlines some dimensions of public access as a strategy for socio-economic development, addressing questions such as: who uses public access ICTs and why, what value do users perceive, what types of outcomes have users experienced and in what areas? Based on these findings we suggest how vested interests might realistically characterize the nature of public access impacts and make decisions about the role public access could play in their development agendas.

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Mobile Internet study featured on ICTworks

by , Friday December 21st, 2012

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Thanks goes to ICTworks for featuring the Global Impact Study's Mobile Internet study, Public Access, Private Mobile, led by Marion Walton and Jonathan Donner. The post on ICTworks highlights the five central claims of the study.

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Public access and development: New brief released

by , Tuesday October 2nd, 2012

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Public access and development: New brief released

A brief based on some of the emerging findings of the Global Impact Study, Public access and development: The impact of public access venues and the benefits of libraries, has just been released. This two-page brief describes findings about the impact of public access venues on development, including the unique benefits successful public libraries offer. This brief is based on data from the surveys of over 5,000 public access venue users in five developing countries.

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Global Impact Study presents at IFLA 2012

by , Thursday September 13th, 2012

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Global Impact Study presents at IFLA 2012

Global Impact Study's Melody Clark had the opportunity to present some of the study's findings at the International Federation of Library Association's (IFLA) annual conference in Helsinki, Finland on August 16, 2012. The presentation, part of the Policy, Strategy, and Advocacy track, focused on results from the Global Impact Study, particularly findings about libraries, based on the study's user survey data.

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