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New Survey Deadline - 12/12/2014

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey The 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey has been extended! It is now open until December 12, 2014. The survey is open to all public libraries in the US. Participate here.

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New Digital Inclusion Survey Issue Briefs Available

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey The Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) has published several issue briefs based on the 2013 and 2014 Digital Inclusion Surveys and other studies. The issue briefs focus on various roles that public libraries play in building digitally inclusive communities: Access. With 100% of public...

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2014 Summer Speed Test Now Closed

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey The 2014 Summer Speed Test is now closed! Thank you to everyone who participated. The results of the Speed Test will be published in Fall 2014.

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Digital Inclusion Issue Brief Released

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey The ubiquitous nature of the Internet and accompanying services and technologies now makes equitable access to and participation in the online environment essential for success in education, employment, finance, health and wellness, civic engagement, and more. Digital inclusion brings together high-...

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2014 Digital Inclusion Survey Closed

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey The 2014 Digital Inclusion survey is now closed. Many thanks to the over 5,500 libraries that participated in the survey! We anticipate releasing the full study report in Summer 2015. In the meantime, please check out the results from our 2013 survey, interactive map, state pages (which include a...

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2013 Digital Inclusion Survey Responses

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey Thank you to all the libraries that participated in the 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey. We received approximately 4,200 responses (about 3,400 from sampled libraries for a 70% response rate. All responses are used in our interactive mapping tool).

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2014 Digital Inclusion Survey Results Released

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey For Immediate ReleaseWed, 10/14/2015 Contact: Nancy Gravatt Press Officer ALA Washington Office (202) 628-8410 ngravatt@alawash.org From health insurance seekers to students, libraries leverage expertise, digital services WASHINGTON, D.C. — A majority of our nation’s nearly 17,000 public...

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2014 Digital Inclusion Survey Launches September 22

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey   We are now encouraging public libraries to participate in the upcoming second Digital Inclusion Survey. The survey will take the pulse of public library service in the areas of digital literacy, economic and workforce development, civic engagement, educational support, health information and...

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iPAC Publishes Broadband Quality in Public Libraries: Speed Test Findings and Results

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey Broadband speeds in U.S. public libraries have improved significantly in recent years yet continues to lag behind national broadband connectivity standards, according to “Broadband Quality in Public Libraries,” a new supplementary summary report released jointly today by the American Library...

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Speed Test Launched

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey Take the Speed Test! The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park will gauge the quality of public access to the internet in our nation’s public libraries this summer. The speed test study is a supplement to...

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