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Reports

 

Most of the final reports available on this page are in Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view them. If you have any questions about information on this page please contact Dr. Charles R. McClure at cmcclure@ci.fsu.edu.

2009

This report presents findings from the 2008-2009 National Survey of Public Library Computer and Internet Access survey.

By John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Carla B. Wright, Elise Jensen, and Susan Thomas. For: The American Library Association and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

2008

This report presents findings from the 2007-2008 National Survey of Public Library Computer and Internet Access survey administered in the fall of 2007 to public libraries across the United States.

You may access the ALA publication Libraries Connect Communities: Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study 2007-2008 at the American Library Association.

Public Libraries and the Internet 2008: Study Results and Findings

By John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Carla B. Wright, Elise Jensen, and Susan Thomas.
For: The American Library Association and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

2007

The 2007 national study presents findings from both a national survey and case sites. The national survey provides longitudinal data regarding public library Internet connectivity and public access computing services and resources, but also explores the impacts and benefits that communities derive from public library connectivity.

Public Libraries and the Internet 2007: Study Results and Findings

By John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Susan Thomas, Kristin M. Barton, Jessica McGilvray (July 2007).
For: The American Library Association and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

2006

The 2006 national study presents findings from both a national survey and case sites. The national survey provides longitudinal data regarding public library Internet connectivity and public access computing services and resources, but also explores the impacts and benefits that communities derive from public library connectivity. The case sites focused primarily on successfully networked public libraries and the issues, solutions, and approaches that these libraries faced and resolved in order to develop sustainable and high quality public access computing and Internet services.

Public Libraries and the Internet 2006: Study Results and Findings (1.16 MB)
By John Carlo Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Paul T. Jaeger, & Joe Ryan (Sept. 2006)
For: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The American Library Association

The 2006 report is also available in sections.

There are also two specialized reports thus far regarding the 2006 Public Libraries and the Internet study. These reflect developments in wireless Internet access provided by public libraries as well as the significant roles and contributions public libraries played during the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons in the Gulf States.

Public Libraries and the Internet 2006: A Special Report on Wireless Access (67 KB)
By John C. Bertot, Charles R. McClure, Paul T. Jaeger, & Lesley Langa. (May 2006)
For: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The American Library Association

Public Libraries and the Internet 2006: A Special Report on Public Libraries and the 2006 Hurricanes (84 KB)
By John C. Bertot, Paul T. Jaeger, Charles R. McClure, & Lesley Langa. (May 2006)
For: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The American Library Association

 

2004

This report presents national and state data from the 2004 Public Libraries and Networked Information Services survey funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association. A primary goal of the study was to provide the library community with current information that describes public library activities in the networked environment. The report summarizes findings at the library outlet and system level for all questions on the survey.

Public Libraries and the Internet 2004: Survey Results and Findings (642 KB)
By John C. Bertot, Charles R. McClure, & Paul T. Jaeger. (May 2005)
For: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The American Library Association

The 2004 report is also available broken into sections.

 

2002

Public Libraries and the Internet 2002: Internet Connectivity and Networked Services
By John C. Bertot & Charles R. McClure, with the assistance of Kim M. Thompson. (2002)

 

2000

Public Libraries and the Internet 2000: Summary Findings and Data Tables
By John C. Bertot & Charles R. McClure (2000)

 

1998

Moving toward more effective public Internet access: the 1998 national survey of public library outlet Internet connectivity
By John Carlo Bertot & Charles R. McClure (1998)
For: The U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science and the American Library Association

 

1997

By John C. Bertot & Charles R. McClure (1997)
For: Office for Information Technology Policy and U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

 

1994

Public Libraries and the Internet: Study Results, Policy Issues, and Recommendations

By John C. Bertot, Charles R. McClure, and Douglas L. Zweizig
For: U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS)

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