Beyond Access: Perceptions of libraries as development partners

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dc.contributor.author Fellows, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Coward, Chris
dc.contributor.author Sears, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T17:13:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T17:13:31Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.citation Fellows, M., Coward, C., & Sears, R. (2012). Beyond Access: Perceptions of libraries as development partners. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/20916
dc.description What is the potential of public libraries to serve a more prominent role in development initiatives? Perceptions of decision makers. en_US
dc.description.abstract Libraries are typically overlooked as partners in development. This despite the existence of 230,000 public libraries around the world, 73% located in the developing world, and despite the widespread recognition that access to information plays an essential role in development. This report examines the question: what are the perceptions of key decision makers around the world regarding public libraries and their potential to serve a more prominent role in development initiatives? This report looks at participants’ impressions of libraries, views towards forming partnerships with libraries, and provides examples of successful projects. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Beyond Access is an initiative of IREX, EIFL, IFLA, Makaia, Civic Regeneration, TASCHA, the Riecken Foundation, and READ Global, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject libraries, development, perceptions, Internet, computers en_US
dc.title Beyond Access: Perceptions of libraries as development partners en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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