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  • Public Libraries in Action
    in the Digital Age
    Joyce Ray
    University College London
    Johns Hopkins University
    European Congress on E-inclusion 2011
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services
    Primary source of federal support for the 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums in the US, through research, convening and grant-making
    http://www.imls.gov/
  • IMLS Library Grant Programs
    Grants to States
    (formula funding)
    National Competitive Grant Programs
    http://www.imls.gov/
  • New York Public Library
    Staff blogs engage audiences
    http://www.nypl.org/voices
  • Learning Labs in libraries and museums supportstudents as creators
    Partnership of
    IMLS and
    The MacArthur Foundation
    Chicago Public Library YOU media Lab
  • Project Compass:
    Lifeline for the Unemployed
    Librarians learn online how to partner with community service organizations to provide comprehensive support services to the unemployed
    http://www.webjunction.org/workforce-resources
  • The Learner Web: Web-based Adult Learning
    http://www.learnerweb.org/infosite/index.html
  • Framework for Digital Inclusion
    National Broadband Plan issued by the Federal Communications Commission in March 2010, called on IMLS to provide leadership to libraries and community-based organizations
    IMLS Framework for Digitally Inclusive Communities establishes principles of digital inclusion to help communities assess their needs (partnership with University of Washington and International City/County Management Association)
    http://www.broadband.gov/
  • Principles of Digital Inclusion
    Foundational Principles:
    • Availability and affordability
    • Public access
    • Accessibility
    • Adoption and digital literacy
    • Consumer education and protection
    http://www.imls.gov/pdf/DIC-FrameworkGuide.pdf
  • Principles of Digital Inclusion
    Targeted Principles:
    • Education
    • Economic and workforce development
    • Civic engagement
    • Public safety and emergency services
    • Health care
    • Quality of life
    http://www.imls.gov/pdf/DIC-FrameworkGuide.pdf
  • Next Steps in Digital Inclusion
    Roll-out events with community & leadership forums (Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, & Bangor, Maine) in September and October
    Online survey
    Final plan released January 2012
    Possible certification program for digitally inclusive communities
  • Connecting Content Thru a New National Resource
    Digital Public Library of America
    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/
  • Large-Scale Aggregation
    IMLS Digital Collections and Content Registry
    University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
    http://imlsdcc.grainger.uiuc.edu/
  • ConveningCommunities
    Libraries and Museums
    in the Digital Age
    http://www.imls.gov/