iPAC Launched 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey

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.

Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the national survey collects data about your library in three different areas:

  • Public Access Technology and Infrastructure (e.g., public access computers, broadband connectivity, technologies available for public use).
  • Digital Literacy and Training (e.g., technology-related instruction offered by the library and library partners).
  • Library Services/ Programs (e.g., programming offered by the library and library partners in the areas of education, workforce/employment, health and wellness, and civic engagement).

To participate, public libraries can follow this link. The survey will be in the field until November 22, 2014.

Findings from the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey are available in a variety of interactive tools and reports:

  • 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey National Report, which presents detailed findings from the 2013 survey at the national level;
  • 2013 Digital Inclusion Executive Summary, which offers an analysis of key findings from the 2013 survey;
  • 2013 Digital Inclusion State Supplement, which presents detailed and summary findings at the state level from the 2013 survey. [Note: Analysis was not possible for Georgia, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee due to insufficient response rates from libraries on those states];
  • An interactive mapping tool that combines community level data with 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey data;
  • Specific state pages that offer a state-level view of the interactive map along with selected state data analysis; and
  • Issue briefs that offer perspectives on key community issue areas such as broadband, access, employment, digital inclusion, digital literacy, and e-government.