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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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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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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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Global Impact Study open-source inventory web application poster presentation

by , Thursday December 1st, 2011

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Global Impact Study developer Alex Tulinsky presented a poster, "Vizmo: Open-Source Tools for Geospatial Data in Web Applications," at University of Washington's GIS Day (Geographic Information Systems) on November 16, 2011. The poster he presented provides an overview of software components used in the upcoming 2.0 version release of the Global Impact Study inventory database web application.

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