Tag Archive for 'connectivity'

Guest Article: Connectivity and Cooperation: How RENs, Libraries and Universities Are Combining to Accelerate Open Science

We are happy to publish a guest blog, by Omo Oaiya, Chief Strategy Officer, WACREN and Pamela Abbott, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, Head of the Information Systems Research Group, Global Challenges Research Fund Lead, Deputy Programme Coordinator at the Information School | The University of Sheffield. This shares experience about an exciting collaboration which has brought […]

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Ensuring All Children Enjoy Access to Information

Information matters for children. This is most obviously the case for education, as children learn about the world around them, progressively broadening their horizons, and discovering new opportunities. But it also matters for health and wellbeing, from helping find solutions in response to specific mental or physical issues, but also […]

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Library Stat of the Week #43: Not everyone counted as having internet access has the speed or device needed to use it

This week and next, the Internet Governance Forum is taking place, fittingly enough, online. This is an opportunity to return to data about connectivity in order to provide more background on the role of libraries in helping people get the most of the internet. The Forum itself has a strong […]

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Cables, Masts, Data Centres… and Libraries: The Components of a Comprehensive Internet Infrastructure

Infrastructure is what enables things to happen. Typically, we think of it as things like bridges, power networks or pipes, that allow people to travel around, and to receive electricity and running water – physical connections going from one place to the next. Policies for infrastructure are therefore often seen […]

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Not a Gift, Not a Privilege, but a Right: Access to Information

The COVID-19 Pandemic has both underlined the importance of access to information, and how far we are from achieving this for all. From the need for rapid access to research to inform policy making, to the development of media and information literacy skills amongst individuals in the face of misinformation, […]

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Library Stat of the Week #32: More can be done to close the digital access gap through public libraries

Libraries were often early adopters of digital technology, both for their own internal operations, and in support of their users. By installing computer terminals and allowing for public access, they have given millions their first taste of the internet, in an environment where they could feel comfortable and supported in […]

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Attitudes and Actions: What Might COVID-19 Change in the Way We Think?

For all that anyone would like to be purely objective or rational, we are all influenced by our attitudes. Consciously or sub-consciously, we tend to have preferences for certain ideas, values, or types of behaviour, which help shape our decisions. This is why such a key focus of library advocacy […]

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