Books Home | Browse by Title | Order/Download Catalog | ITI Home | Privacy/Cookies  
1pix
Search
Books

Accidental Series
Directories
ASIST
American Society for Indexing
Ebooks
Blog
Plexus Publishing


Magazines

Newsletters

E-Newsletters

Conferences
Book Proposal Guidelines
Buy Ebook Now
Digital Inclusion: Measuring the Impact of Information and Community Technology
Edited by Michael Crandall and Karen E. Fisher
Publication Date: October, 2009
Price: $49.50
ASIST Member Price: $39.50 [ASIST Member Sign In]
"Through the work of organizations across Washington State, we're shifting from a world of 'digital division' to one of 'digital inclusion.' The work of the Communities Connect Network, profiled in this book with its many community partners, shows how dedicated individuals can harness technology to address social issues."

-Ken Thompson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In this important book, Michael Crandall and Karen E. Fisher and a dozen contributors have made "Digital Inclusion" their rallying cry. They provide a framework for thinking about the effects of community technology on digital inclusion and present concrete examples of the impact successful community technology providers have had on individual users, communities, and society as a whole.

Through an examination of efforts by community technology organizations in Washington State, Digital Inclusion offers a model for educating policy makers about the actual impacts of such efforts, along with suggestions for practical implementation. The case studies and analyses presented here will be of critical interest to community technology centers, libraries, government service agencies, and any other organization (or funder) that uses technology to deliver services to the information poor.

"The project described in this book served as both the catalyst and programmatic basis for the Washington Community Technology Opportunity Program. ... The methodology developed for this assessment is a great example of how rigorous research can yield practical benefits. Without the solid information and methodology developed by the authors, this project would not have been possible."

-Michael J. Gaffney, Washington State University

"After thirty years of delivering direct services, through this model it is the first time I have been able to clearly see how my work actually connects to the funders/policy-makers' world view."

-Carole Folsom-Hill, Executive Director, La Casa Hogar Yakima Interfaith Coalition

"Compelling and useful ... a vivid case study, and a blueprint for how to address digital inclusion through action research."

-Prof. John M. Carroll, IST, Penn State


About Ebooks From Information Today, Inc.
All our ebooks include bookmarked tables of contents and indexes for easy navigation within the book, and are readable using a variety of devices and software programs. Upon purchase you will receive your downloadable ebook as a zip file. Due to the size of the file, the download may take a few minutes. Your download will contain these three ebook file types:
  • epub: .epub file
  • mobi: .mobi file
  • PDF .pdf file
Load the compatible file onto your personal ereader and begin reading immediately.

Reading On Your Desktop
Information Today, Inc. ebooks can be read on your computer using these free software downloads:

IMPORTANT: Information Today, Inc. ebooks are sold here for single use only; for information about authorized usage, bulk purchases, and textbook adoption, write to ebooks@infotoday.com.

      

1pix
 
directory
© 1995 - , Information Today, Inc.
Information Today, Inc. • 143 Old Marlton Pike, Medford, NJ 08055-8750
Phone: 609-654-6266 • Fax: 609-654-4309 • custserv@infotoday.com
1pix