ERIC Number: ED446780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Public Libraries and the Internet 2000: Summary Findings and Data Tables.
Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R.
This study, sponsored by the U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, sought to: (1) provide longitudinal data regarding the percentage of public libraries connected to the Internet; (2) provide longitudinal data regarding the percentage of public libraries that provide graphical public access Internet services; (3) provide longitudinal data regarding the speed of library public access Internet services; (4) explore the funding sources that support public library Internet connectivity and information technology infrastructure development; (5) explore the level of use of online database resources, blocking technologies, and special software/hardware for individuals with disabilities by public libraries that provide public Internet access service; (6) explore the extent and nature of library public access Internet acceptable use policies; and (7) explore the extent and nature of library Internet training services offered by libraries to various types of library users and staff. Data were collected by a survey mailed to a sample of 1,500 public library outlets in May 2000. This report summarizes key findings by metropolitan status and poverty level. Data tables and the survey form are appended. (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Sponsor: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC.
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