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Title Libraries, Telecentres, Cybercafes and Public Access to ICT : International Comparisons
Published IG Global 2011


Description 1 online resource
Contents 1. Libraries, telecenters and cybercafés: a comparison of different types of public access venues / Melody Clark and Ricardo Gomez -- 2. Who uses public access venues? / Ricardo Gomez and Kemly Camacho -- 3. Infomediaries and community engagement are key / Elizabeth Gould and Ricardo Gomez -- 4. Perceptions of trust: safety, credibility, and "cool" / Ricardo Gomez and Elizabeth Gould -- 5. "Free" service or "good" service: what attracts users to public access computing venues? / Melody Clark and Ricardo Gomez -- 6. Gender and public access ICT / Allison Terry and Ricardo Gomez -- 7. Challenges for libraries in the information age / Elizabeth Gould and Ricardo Gomez -- 8. How do public access venues meet information needs in underserved communities? / Elizabeth Gould, Ricardo Gomez and Kemly Camacho -- 9. Success factors for public access computing: beyond anecdotes of success / Ricardo Gomez -- 10. Behind the scenes: research methodology and analytical framework / Ricardo Gomez, Kemly Camacho and Elizabeth Gould -- 11. Public access ICT in Argentina / Adrián Rozengardt and Susana Finquelievich -- 12. Public access ICT in Brazil / Marta Voelcker and Gabriel Novais -- 13. Public access ICT in Costa Rica / Adriana Sánchez and Kemly Camacho -- 14. Public access ICT in Colombia / Luis Fernando Barón and Mónica Valdés -- 15. Public access ICT in Dominican Republic / Francia Alfaro, José Pablo Molina and Kemly Camacho
Summary "This book presents groundbreaking research on the new challenges and opportunities faced by public libraries, community telecentres, and cybercafés that offer public access to computers and other information and communication technologies"--Provided by publisher
Subject Public access computers in libraries.
Public access computers in libraries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283227843