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Materials from August 16 Webinar on Digital Inclusion RFP Now Available

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


IMLS Press Contacts
Natasha Marstiller,
Mamie Bittner,

Washington, DC—On August 16, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) hosted a webinar on its Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a cooperator to develop a framework of the principles, elements, or characteristics of organizations and communities that foster digital inclusion. Link to the webinar PowerPoint and answers to questions raised during the presentation.

IMLS issued the RFP on July 23 in response to the National Broadband Plan recommendations on digital inclusion and adoption. It is the first step in the creation of final guidelines that will be used as the basis for benchmarks, evaluation tools, or performance measures. The ultimate purpose of this work is to provide resource allocators, policy makers, and community leaders with the tools they need to build the capacity of public libraries and community-based organizations to meet the public’s information needs. The deadline for proposals in August 30, 2010.

To learn more about the project, please go to

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