ERIC Number: ED480763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Biblored, Colombia's Innovative Library Network.
Caballero, Maria Cristina
This report describes Biblored, the library network in Bogota, Colombia, that received the 2002 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award. Biblored is a network of 19 libraries that attract about 200,000 users per month and serve some of the poorest neighborhoods in Bogota. The network's success in making information and information technology accessible to city residents, and in developing services and programs geared toward users' special needs and interests, earned it the award, which includes a one-million dollar grant to expand services. Drawing on extensive interviews of the network's users and planners, this report tells the story of how the library network was born, the challenges it has faced, and the impact it has had on the lives of Bogota residents. (Author)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Grants, Improvement Programs, Library Funding, Library Networks, Library Services, Program Development, Resource Allocation
Council on Library and Information Resources, 1755 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036 ($20). Tel: 202-939-4750; Fax: 202-939-4765; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.clir.org/. For full text: http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub113abst.html/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Colombia (Bogota)