Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at US Libraries. The US Impact Study: A Research Initiative examining the impact of free access to computers and the Internet in public libraries. Principal authors: Samantha Becker, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney, Carol Landry, Anita Rocha. Washington, DC: IMLS, 2010. (IMLS-2010-RES-01) LC CIP data not available at the time of printing http://tascha.washington.edu/usimpact
The Institute of Museum and Library Services issued a request for proposals for research targeted at documenting, describing, and analyzing the use and results of use of free access to computers in public libraries throughout the nation. This report is the first part of that research. The results clearly show that public libraries are a key element of America’s digital infrastructure.