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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...

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New Features! Interactive Public Library Digital Inclusion Map

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey Want to know what your library's community really looks like? Want to show how your library helps build digitally inclusive communities? Our Digital Inclusion data visualization tool maps all public libraries using the FY2013 Public Library Survey data file released by the Institute of Museum and...

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2014 Survey Now Open

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey Following the staggering success of the Fall 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey, the 2014 iteration of the survey is now open! All libraries may participate in the on-line survey until November 22, 2014. To take the survey, go here. To learn more about this year's survey, go here.

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2013 Digital Inclusion Survey Public Release Data File

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey The Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) and the American Library Association (ALA) are pleased to release the 2013 Digital Inclusion survey data as a public release data file. Accompanying the data file is a codebook that describes the data elements, aspects of the data file, background...

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2013 Digital Inclusion Survey Results Published

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and conducted by the American Library Association (ALA), the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland, and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), this study conducted a national...

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2013 Digital Inclusion Survey Closed

Inclusion, Digital Inclusion Survey The 2013 Digital Inclusion Survey is now closed. Thank you for your participation - we received over 4,500 responses, for a greater than 80% response rate! We will be releasing data, updating our interactive map to include all U.S. public libraries and additional community data (e.g., demographic,...

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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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