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Manjarrez, Carlos A.; Schoembs, Kyle – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2011
Over the past decade, policy discussions about public access computing in libraries have focused on the role that these institutions play in bridging the digital divide. In these discussions, public access computing services are generally targeted at individuals who either cannot afford a computer and Internet access, or have never received formal…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computers, Public Libraries, Internet
Kleiner, Anne; Farris, Elizabeth – 2002
Since 1994, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has surveyed public schools to estimate access to information technology in schools and classrooms. In the fall of each academic year, anew nationally representative sample of approximately 1,000 public schools has been surveyed about Internet access and Internet-related topics. This…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Equipment
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (DOC), Washington, DC. – 1999
This report provides comprehensive data on the level of access by Americans to telephones, computers, and the Internet. It also provides valuable information about where Americans are gaining access and what they are doing with their online connections. These data, from the U.S. Census, provide a factual foundation for key policy initiatives to…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Economic Factors, Internet
Anderson, Ronald E.; Ronnkvist, Amy – 1999
In order to assess the current presence of computing technology in American schools, a national survey was conducted of elementary and secondary principals and technology coordinators in 655 public and private schools. Results are discussed in terms of: computer density; computer capacity; computer renewal; peripherals; computer location;…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software
Heaviside, Sheila; And Others – 1997
The "Survey of Advanced Telecommunications in U.S. Public Elementary and Secondary Schools, Fall 1996" collected information from 911 regular United States public elementary and secondary schools regarding the availability and use of advanced telecommunications, and in particular, access to the Internet, plans to obtain Internet access, use of…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Economic Factors, Educational Facilities
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC. – 1999
This brief examines patterns of Internet access in schools. Highlights include: (1) Between fall 1994 and 1997, Internet access in public schools increased from 35 to 78 percent, but in fall 1997, 27 percent of instructional rooms had Internet access; (2) in fall 1995, public schools were more likely to have Internet access than private schools…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education
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Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R. – 1999
This publication reports on research conducted to follow up on a 1997 survey of public libraries and the Internet, co-sponsored by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the American Library Association. The 1998 survey is based on a sample of 2,500 of the nation's 15,718 public library outlets. The survey found that…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Information, Government Role, Information Technology