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Building Digital Communities
There are still 100 million Americans who do not have a broadband connection to the Internet. This statistic is sobering and has profound implications for economic success, educational achievement and civic life.
Libraries are among the essential community anchors that have a significant role to play in providing access, encouraging adoption and impacting the health and vitality of their communities.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, together with the University of Washington and the International City/County Management Association, has consulted with hundreds of community members and experts over the past 18 months to identify action steps and a framework for digital communities.