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Global Impact Study: Final report & findings released

by , Tuesday July 2nd, 2013

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Global Impact Study: Final report & findings released

While you’re likely reading this on your personal computer, enjoying reliable and fast internet, millions of people around the world still lack private access to this increasingly necessary resource to function and prosper in today’s world. How do those people connect to digital society? For many, digital inclusion is found at a library, a telecenter, or a cybercafé – their local public access ICT venue. For over a decade, significant investments have been made in these venues. However, their ability to contribute to development outcomes has come into question in recent times, spurred by the spread of mobile phones and other new technologies and applications. The Global Impact Study was designed to advance knowledge in this field by generating evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public access ICTs. Today, we are excited to announce the release of the study's final report, Connecting people for development: Why public access ICTs matter.

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Updated version of inventory web database available

by , Thursday August 30th, 2012

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The Global Impact Study has recently updated the public access venue inventory web database. Access to the inventory database is easy and free - just sign up and sign in below to explore the different types of venues, number of venues, location of venues, and much more in six countries: Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, and the Philippines.

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Global Impact Study presents findings

by , Tuesday June 19th, 2012

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Global Impact Study Principal Investigator, Chris Coward, presented some of the study's findings at the Libraries for Innovation conference in Vilinus, Lithuania on June 7, 2012. Chris presented on findings from the user survey, as well as top line findings from two in-depth studies, Mobile Internet and Infomediaries. Representatives from the Lithuanian library program highlighted achievements made over the past five years, as well as areas they intend to focus on moving forward. We'll be posting more on the findings presented in the coming weeks, but for those who just can't wait, you can download the presentation slides. Stay tuned for more presentations from the Global Impact Study... next up: IFLA 2012.

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Release of public access ICT venue database

by , Friday September 10th, 2010

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Release of public access ICT venue database

The Global Impact Study is excited to announce the release of our public access ICT venue database. Utilizing the inventory data collected in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Lithuania, and the Philippines, the web database offers multiple search options, three different visualizations of the data, and is part of the Global Impact Study's commitment to open research.

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Common research tools, contrasting contexts: lessons from the Infomediaries team

by , Thursday September 9th, 2010

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The Infomediaries in-depth study team recently compiled a Lessons Report based on what was learned along the way to create common data collection tools for three countries. We hope that our Lessons Report may help other scholars who are working in various contexts with a common set of research tools.

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