Inclusion

Public Access Technology Benchmarking

Working collaboratively to develop benchmarks to identify and establish national standards for public access technologies in public libraries.
Project at a Glance: 
  • Status: Active
  • Launch: January 14, 2011
  • Partners: The American Library Association (ALA), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Urban Libraries Council (ULC) The International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), University of Washington, The Public Library Association (PLA), WebJunction, TechSoup, and the State Libraries of California, Oklahoma, and Texas
  • Funding Agencies: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Team: John Carlo Bertot
  • Mission: To create a national standard for public access computing
  • Resources: U.S. IMPACT Public Library Study, The American Library Association's PLFTAS Reports
  • Related Projects: Public Libraries & the Internet

The Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) is working collaboratively with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Urban Libraries Council (ULC) The International City/County Managers Association (ICMA), the Information School at the University of Washington, The American Library Association (ALA), The Public Library Association (PLA), WebJunction, TechSoup, and the State Libraries of California, Oklahoma, and Texas to develop benchmarks to identify and establish national standards detailing the capacity, capabilities and practices that need to be in place for quali

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