Digital Literacy And Digital Inclusion: Information Policy And The Public Library by Kim M. ThompsonDigital Literacy And Digital Inclusion: Information Policy And The Public Library by Kim M. Thompson

Digital Literacy And Digital Inclusion: Information Policy And The Public Library

byKim M. Thompson, Paul T. Jaeger, Natalie Greene Taylor

Hardcover | August 20, 2014

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Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library examines the interrelationships between digital literacy, digital inclusion, and public policy, emphasizing the impacts of these policy decisions on the ability of individuals and communities to successfully participate in the information society. It is the first large-scale consideration of digital literacy and digital inclusion as policy problems and provides policy recommendations to promote digital literacy and digital inclusion
Kim M. Thompson, PhD, is lecturer in the School of Information Studies of the Charles Sturt University and an affiliate faculty member of Information Policy and Access Center (iPAC) in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Her research and teaching focus on information poverty and the physical, intellectual,...
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Title:Digital Literacy And Digital Inclusion: Information Policy And The Public LibraryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.24 × 6.37 × 0.76 inPublished:August 20, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810892715

ISBN - 13:9780810892712

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsList of Acronyms List of Figures and TablesPrefaceChapter 1: Introduction and Overview Chapter 2: The Evolution of the Digital Society Chapter 3: Defining Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion Chapter 4: Public Policy, Literacy, and Inclusion Chapter 5: Libraries as Institutions of Digital Literacy and InclusionChapter 6: Models of Digital Inclusion: South Korea, the Netherlands, and AustraliaChapter 7: Moving Toward Digital Inclusion: Colombia, Honduras, and GhanaChapter 8: Recommendations for Policy, Practice, Advocacy, and ResearchReferences About the Authors

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This book is an important and invaluable resource for library staff, managers, planners and policy makers as well as teachers and students. Digital literacy and digital inclusion are social justice and human rights issues, and it is not simply a matter of providing technology and assuming people will be able to use it. The unique knowledge and skills of library staff are a central part of protecting these rights.