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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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Update on the Mobile Internet in-depth study

by , Friday July 6th, 2012

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Final reports from the in-depth studies will be released soon. In the meantime, we wanted to share a quick update from the Mobile Internet study. The Mobile Internet study explored the interplay between mobile phones, particularly mobile Internet, and public access venues in South Africa. Are mobile phones and mobile Internet making public access venues obsolete? Are they competition for public access venues? Or do users use their mobile phones and Internet in conjunction with public access venues?

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