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Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar

Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar

Published on: Jul 29 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar
As Myanmar’s government ministries offer more comprehensive e-government services, rural communities have the most to gain because of their geographic isolation...
7 Reasons Why Libraries Are the New Telecentres

7 Reasons Why Libraries Are the New Telecentres

Published on: Feb 12 2014 by Michael Gurstein - Comments Off on 7 Reasons Why Libraries Are the New Telecentres
As those, who have been in and around community-based ICT/Internet access (community informatics) initiatives well know, the primary dilemma for these activities...
An Internet Connection Does Not Equal Internet Access

An Internet Connection Does Not Equal Internet Access

Published on: Nov 07 2013 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
When we think about expanding Internet access around the globe, we often focus on providing an Internet connection. But what comes next? To use an Internet connection,...
The Challenges of Illiteracy and ICT Training in Bhutan

The Challenges of Illiteracy and ICT Training in Bhutan

Published on: Jun 21 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Challenges of Illiteracy and ICT Training in Bhutan
Bhutan’s timeline is unique: formal education was introduced there in 1960, Internet and TV were introduced in 1999, and democracy was introduced in 2008. Because...
4 Learnings About Access to Information in Uganda

4 Learnings About Access to Information in Uganda

Published on: Jun 14 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Beyond Access recently visited Uganda to learn more about local development priorities, how people are accessing information, and libraries. It was a fascinating...
5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs

5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs

Published on: May 22 2013 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Examples of Sustainable Public Internet Access Programs
Public libraries exist in nearly every country and culture as institutions committed to facilitating access to information. With the right policies and support,...
Please help me update what “telecentre” means for ICT4D

Please help me update what “telecentre” means for ICT4D

Published on: Aug 22 2012 by Guest Writer - 5 Comments
I am Christine Prefontaine and I’m writing a brief for Beyond Access: Libraries Powering Development – on different innovation spaces. In it, I start...
Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries

Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries

Published on: Aug 20 2012 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Local Alternatives for Global Development: Rediscovering Libraries
With the rapid expansion of new technologies and emerging perspectives on what works, the global development community is looking for new thinking on solving...