Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study

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2009 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study (PLFTAS)

The Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study assesses public access to computers, the Internet, and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, and the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment, and sustainability. The study builds on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries begun in 1994 by John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure.

The report provides information that can help library directors and library IT staff benchmark and advocate for technology resources in communities across the nation. The data are also of importance for policymakers at local, state, and federal levels, manufacturers of information and communication technologies, and the communities served by public libraries.

2009 report will be available September 15, 2009 and will provide invaluable information on public library Internet and public computing needs and issues.

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2007-2008 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study (PLFTAS)

Contact: Macey Morales, Manager, ALA Media Relations, 312-280-4393