ERIC Number: ED414384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Limited Access: The Information Superhighway and Ohio's Neighborhood Based Organizations.
Urban Univ. and Neighborhood Network.
The Urban University and Neighborhood Network, a group dedicated to bringing together Ohio's urban universities and neighborhood-based organizations (NBOs), has been studying NBO access to the Internet. Of 189 Ohio NBOs responding to a survey, only 3 have full access to the Internet. The small size and small budget of many of the state's NBOs (only about half of Ohio's NBOs have budgets greater than $100,000) make it difficult for them to acquire computer technology, to learn how to use it for Internet access, and then how to make the most of that access. In many cases, especially for issues related to funding and legislation, the Internet may be the best single source of information. Many of Ohio's NBOs need financial assistance to obtain adequate hardware and Internet access. In addition, most NBOs, especially those in working and middle class neighborhoods, need training and technical assistance, especially for advanced applications such as telecommunications and Geographic Information Systems software. An appendix lists researchers and project participants. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Univ. and Neighborhood Network.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio