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2013 Digital Inclusion Survey: Survey Findings and Results July 21, 2014 by John Carlo Bertot, Ph.D. Co-Director and Professor [email protected] Paul T. Jaeger Co-Director and Professor Jean Lee Graduate Research Associate Kristofer Dubbels Graduate Research Associate Abigail J. McDermott Graduate Research Associate Brian Real Graduate Research Associate

 

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgment Large-scale national surveys such as this involve substantial effort and support from a number of individuals and groups. While impossible to mention each person or group, we would like to acknowledge the efforts of those who provided substantial assistance. The study team wishes to express their gratitude to the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for their generous support of this survey through a National Leadership Grant. It would not have been possible to conduct the Digital Inclusion Survey – and related products found at digitalinclusion.umd.edu – without their support. We also would like to specifically thank Carlos Manjarres and Justin Grimes at IMLS for their service, counsel, and assistance. The study team would also like to recognize the significant efforts of the state librarians, the state data coordinators, and other state library agency staff members. The amount of time, energy, and support that the state library community invested in this study contributed directly to the survey’s high response rate – we cannot thank them enough for all of their efforts. We also extend a debt of gratitude to all the public librarians who completed the survey. We realize that it takes a great deal of time, effort, and commitment to participate in the survey. Without your participation, we simply would not have any data. Without data, this study would have no ability to affect policy, practice, and engagement in discussions surrounding the role of public libraries in building digitally inclusive communities – which spans public access technologies, broadband, digital equity and readiness, and more. The time you take to provide the data in this report offers valuable information for national, state, and local policymakers, library advocates, researchers, practitioners, government and private funding organizations, and others to understand the impact, issues, and needs of libraries providing public access computing. The data also provide public librarians with the opportunity to advocate for the communities that they serve, particularly through new interactive tools developed as part of the study. We are also in debt to the study’s Advisory Committee (see Appendix A). These individuals assisted us in a number of key study areas including issue identification, question development, survey pretesting, pilot testing our interactive mapping and speed test tools, providing perspectives on study findings, and much more. Many thanks to all for their dedication and commitment. We also want to thank our study partners – the American Library Association (ALA), the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and Community Attributes International (CAI). Together, each partner enhanced the study in significant ways. Paragon New Media also deserves mention for their significant efforts in designing, developing, and maintaining the survey website. Finally, we wish to thank Ting Yan, Brady West and Zhe Wang of the Survey Methodology Program (SMP), Survey Research Center (SRC), and Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor for their work on survey design and weighting methodology. John Carlo Bertot, Paul T. Jaeger, Jean Lee, Kristofer Dubbles, Abigail J. McDermott, & Brian Real. Information Policy & Access Center© (ipac.umd.edu) University of Maryland College Park

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