Data visualization tool showcases public libraries and their communities, as well as data from the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey. This tool enables libraries to visualize data

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Interactive map that shows public libraries and community data

 iPAC reseachers have received funding ($123,317.00) from the National Library of Medicine to continue the HackHealth program in the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. 

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The Digital Inclusion Survey addresses the efforts of public libraries to address digital inclusion, equity, and readiness. Read more
Digital Inclusion Report Published
Building on the success of the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey, iPAC has launched the 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey in partnership with the American Library Association and the International City/County Management Association. Read more
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iPAC Launches 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey

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Recent News

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Building on the success of the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey, iPAC has launched the 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey in partnership with the American Library Association and the International City/County Management Association.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Shilton, and iPAC Senior Research Fellow and UMD iSchool Assistant Professor, is Principal Investigator on two projects and Co-PI on two others.

Upcoming Events

Libraries and Local Big Data

In Fall 2015, the iSchool will launch a new specialization: Community Analytics & Policy (CAP) within the MLS program that focuses on the intersection of analytics, policy, and data.

Improving the Health Literacy, Health-Related Self-Efficacy, and Long-Term Health Outlook of Disadvantaged Youth through the Facilitation of Scientific Inquiry and Information Literacy Skills

Youth are increasingly engaging in self-directed information-seeking behavior on the Internet. This is particularly true for health information (Fergie, Hunt, & Hilton, 2013; Franck, Noble, & McEvoy, 2008; Kaiser Family Foundation, 2001; Smart et al, 2012). At the same time, studies have shown that youth often struggle to find credible and relevant sources (Gray et al, 2005; Eastin, 2008; Flanagin & Metzger, 2008).