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Williams, Kate – Library Quarterly, 2012
The informatics moment is the moment when a person seeks help in using some digital technology that is new to him or her. This article examines the informatics moment in people's everyday lives as they sought help at a branch public library. Four types of literacy were involved: basic literacy (reading and writing), computer literacy (use of a…
Descriptors: Library Services, Access to Computers, Disadvantaged, Social Capital
Mundt, John P. – 1993
This paper describes the installation of a data network in the community of Glenview, Illinois, which uses broadband cable equipment to connect schools, libraries, and governmental agencies to each other and to the Internet via a high speed Ethernet network. The history of the project is outlined followed by a discussion of the implementation of…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Community Cooperation, Community Information Services, Computer Networks
Howrey, Mary N.; Morrison, Carol – School Library Media Annual (SLMA), 1991
These two reports describe the status of automation in Illinois public school and private and parochial school libraries, particularly relating to shared library resources. Results of a survey of other states' school library automation systems and resource sharing are reported, cataloging is discussed, and access to other databases is examined.…
Descriptors: Cataloging, Databases, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Resources Centers