Friday, January 07, 2005

Technical Help Resources for Libraries

About 6 months ago now, CompuMentor (the org for which I work) received funding from the Gates Foundation to examine the ways in which technology can be supported within libraries. As we go through the research, we're learning the problems that libraries have in implementing technology -- even simply having publicly accessible machines reliably working and connected to the Internet. At the same time, by following various library weblogs, I'm learning more and more about the needs of libraries to have technology and the potential for libraries to serve as a community center. Anyway, we are posting the results of our initial surveys and interviews, along with notes from stakeholder meetings and possible support scenarios on the Omidyar Network. If anyone is interested, we'd love comments: Technical Help Resources for Libraries.

(in: library, library_technology_resources, technical_assistance)