Impacts of public access to computers and the internet in libraries

Draft paper presenting and discussing evidence of the impacts and benefits of public access to ICT in libraries

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ABOUT THE RESOURCE

TYPE:
Report
AUTHOR:
EIFL, IFLA
DATE:
December 2021
DOCUMENT LANGUAGE:
English
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A working draft paper prepared by EIFL and IFLA (the International Federation of Library and Information Associations and Institutions) within the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL). The draft paper provides an overview of recent evidence of the impacts and benefits of public access to computers and the internet in libraries in different countries and regions, and of the quantitative and qualitative research methodologies that  have been used to assess and measure these impacts and benefits.

This is a working draft - feedback, comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome. Please email the writing team at valensiya.dresvyannikova [@] ifla.org before 15 February 2022. A final version of the paper will be completed in the first quarter of 2022.