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ERIC Number: ED482238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: N/A
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Colorado Public Libraries & the "Digital Divide," 2002.
Moe, Tammi; Lance, Keith Curry
This report analyzes data from an April 2002 survey of Colorado adult and young adult (high school age or older) public library patrons. Findings indicated that: technology in public libraries spans all demographics and fulfills a highly demanded patron need; technology have-nots are not limited to the poor or under-educated; and library patrons are teaching themselves new technology skills, communicating on a global level, and accessing online information on a wide variety of topics. A question-by-question analysis presents results related to: (1) how many years the respondent has been using the Internet; (2) how often the Internet is used at each location; (3) whether the availability of computers is one of the reasons the respondent visited the library; (4) technology skills acquired through the library; (5) how technology skills are acquired at the library; (6) how often public library computers are used for Internet access; (7) outcomes for recent library computer use; and (8) whether needed information was found through the Internet. Cross tabulations by race/ethnicity, age, education, and income are provided. Appendices contain graphs of results, a list of libraries surveyed, and a copy of the questionnaire. (MES)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Library, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado