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Disaster response in Chile: Public libraries as critical communication and information infrastructure
(Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School, 2012-06-15)
Public libraries, as public Internet access points and as physical and social community hubs, play an important role in the aftermath of disasters. Information and communication resources are critical. Communities also need spaces for regrouping and organizing. The 2010 earthquake in Chile dramatized the emergency value of ...
Beyond Access: Empowering women and girls through ICT at libraries
Within the digital divide of access to information and communication technologies (ICT) in developing countries exists another gap: between boys and girls, men and women. Particularly in developing countries and rural areas, girls and women are often restricted to traditional roles, and do not have equal access to technologies ...
￼Disaster response in Chile: The critical role of libraries and telecenters
(Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School, 2012-02-27)
In 2010, a massive earthquake struck Chile, followed by a tsunami that devastated several coastal communities. The Libraries, Telecenters, and the 2010 Chile Earthquake project examines post-disaster information and communication needs, services provided by libraries and telecenters, and how emergency management might be ...
Public access and development: The impacts of public access venues and the benefits of libraries
Public access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play an important role in development. Communities benefit when people can access information and communicate with experts and people in their social networks to learn about health, jobs, education, leisure activities, or whatever inspires them. ...