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    • Benefits of crowdsourcing for libraries: A case study from Africa 

      Lynch, Renee; Young, Jason; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Jowaisas, Chris; Sam, Joel; Norlander, Bree (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020-09)
      Many libraries in the Global South do not collect comprehensive data about themselves, which creates challenges in terms of local and international visibility. Crowdsourcing is an effective tool that engages the public to ...
    • Connecting African libraries and development organizations: Perceptions and possibilities 

      Lynch, Renee; Young, Jason; Jowaisas, Chris; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Sam, Joel (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020)
      While perceptions of African libraries as development partners remain low and limited by development organizations, it is possible to change these perceptions. Quantitative data are necessary but insufficient in demonstrating ...
    • Namibia’s Regional Libraries: Evaluation Brief 

      Coward, Chris; Fellows, Michelle; Rothschild, Chris; Yim, Moonjung; Gill, Algerlynn (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020-08)
      The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington’s Information School was commissioned by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to conduct a performance evaluation of Namibia’s regional ...
    • Namibia’s Regional Libraries: Final Report of the Regional Study and Resource Center (RSRC) Activity Evaluation 

      Coward, Chris; Fellows, Michelle; Rothschild, Chris; Yim, Moonjung (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020-03)
      The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington’s Information School was commissioned by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to conduct a performance evaluation of Namibia’s regional ...
    • Namibia’s Regional Libraries: Interim Report of the Regional Study and Resource Center (RSRC) Evaluation 

      Coward, Chris; Fellows, Michelle; Koepke, Lucas; Rothschild, Chris; Yim, Moonjung (Technology & Social Change Group, 2019-03)
      The Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington’s Information School was commissioned by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to conduct a performance evaluation of Namibia’s regional ...
    • Technology access & education for refugee women in Seattle & King County 

      Dahya, Negin; Garrido, Maria; Yefimova, Katya; Wedlake, Stacey (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020-08)
      This report is based on research we conducted in 2019 to understand the role of technology access and education for women who have arrived in Washington State as refugees. Our focus on women and technology stems from an ...
    • Development and Access to Information (DA2i) Dashboards FAQs 

      Garrido, Maria (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020-07-07)
      The Technology & Social Change Group at the University of Washington Information School has released the Development and Access to Information (DA2i) Dashboards, a data visualization platform that tracks the progress of ...
    • Technology Access & Education for Refugee Women Research Notes 

      Dahya, Negin; Wedlake, Stacey; Garrido, Maria; Yefimova, Katya (Technology & Social Change Group, 2020-05-22)
      The main objective of the research is to understand the role of technology access and education for women who have arrived in Washington State as refugees. As part of this research, we conducted interviews with twenty-one ...
    • Volunteer geographic information in the Global South: barriers to local implementation of mapping projects across Africa 

      Young, Jason; Lynch, Renee; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Jowaisas, Chris; Sam, Joel; Norlander, Bree (GeoJournal, 2020-04-08)
      The world is awash in data—by 2020 it is expected that there will be approximately 40 trillion gigabytes of data in existence, with that number doubling every 2 to 3 years. However, data production is not equal in all ...
    • Data challenges for public libraries: African perspectives and the social context of knowledge 

      Young, Jason; Jowaisas, Chris; Lynch, Renee (Sage Journals, 2020-04-06)
      This article sheds light on the collection and use of data by libraries in sixteen countries across Africa. It highlights the challenges that librarians and library organizations face in gathering, analyzing, and presenting ...
    • Digital skills for diverse users comparison spreadsheet 

      Wedlake, Stacey; Lothian, Karah; Keyes, David; Coward, Chris (2019-03)
    • Development and Access to Information 2019 Toolkit 

      Wyber, Stephen Eds. (Technology & Social Change Group, 2019)
      Access to information is essential for the empowerment of individuals, the effectiveness of policies, and the accountability of governments. When everyone can enjoy it, it is a driver of sustainable development across all ...
    • Development and Access to Information 2019 

      Wyber, Stephen Eds.; Garrido, Maria (Technology & Social Change Group, 2019-05-23)
      Access to information is essential for the empowerment of individuals, the effectiveness of policies, and the accountability of governments. When everyone can enjoy it, it is a driver of sustainable development across all ...
    • Preliminary Activities of the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa Project 

      Young, Jason Connel; Sam, Joel; Boakye-Achampong, Stanley; Jowaisas, Chris (Technology & Social Change Group, 2019-03)
      Library services play a critical role in supporting communities across the African continent as they pursue sustainable economic growth and social progress. In spite of this, libraries are often overlooked as potential ...
    • Digital Skill Sets for Diverse Users: A Comparison Framework for Curriculum and Competencies 

      Wedlake, Stacey; Lothian, Karah; Keyes, David; Coward, Chris (Technology & Social Change Group, 2019-03)
      The City of Seattle’s Digital Equity Initiative provides a roadmap to reach the City of Seattle’s vision to become a more digitally equitable city, where technology’s opportunities equitably empower all residents and ...
    • Measuring City of Seattle's Progress on Digital Equity 

      Keyes, David; Wedlake, Stacey (Technology and Social Change Group, 2018-09-17)
      As communities plan for and implement broadband adoption and digital inclusion or digital equity plans, they also need to clarify intended outcomes and measure impacts. The City of Seattle envisions the city as a place ...
    • Co-creating MLIS Curriculum for Cultural Competence and Community-Driven Learning: Making Progress for the Future of Libraries 

      Hildreth, Susan; Tench, Beck; Bierbaum, Hayley (2018-06-06)
      The University of Washington Information School's Gates Foundation-funded Distinguished Practitioner in Residence (DPIR) program is designed to make a more impactful connection between public libraries and the academy. ...
    • Data for Decision Making Curriculum in Myanmar 

      Rothschild, Chris; Weber, Nic; Garrido, Maria (2018-02-22)
      Since its momentous democratic elections in 2010, Myanmar has continued to transition from a society of heavy censorship to one inundated with information and data from across the globe. The changes in the information ...
    • How can you map the world's libraries? (Africa Data Project) 

      Garrido, Maria; Jowaisas, Chris; Rothschild, Chris; Young, Jason (University of Washington Information School, 2018-02-22)
      The Africa Data Project investigates how to create sustainable systems for data collection, use, and analysis across multiple African library systems. This poster will provide an overview of one of the first questions that ...
    • City of Seattle Digital Equity Evaluation Plan 

      Wedlake, Stacey; Keyes, David; Crandall, Mike; Becker, Samantha (Technology and Social Change Group, 2018-02-22)
      Building on 20 years of work, in 2016 the City of Seattle published a Digital Equity Action Plan to help ensure all residents and neighborhoods have access to and are proficient in using digital technologies. In order to ...