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Summary report - Opening up a new world: Public libraries connecting housebound people to the networked nation

Date:13 February 2012
Artform:Libraries
Subject:Digital innovation
Area:National

The Digital Inclusion project was funded and developed by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA ) and Arts Council England in partnership with Race Online 2012, the BBC, the Society of Chief Librarians and Microsoft to test the effectiveness of Home Library Services to provide supported internet access and ICT coaching to housebound people not yet connected to the networked nation.

This publication is a summary of the MLA's full Opening up a new world: Public libraries connecting housebound people to the networked nation report commissioned by Arts Council England which assumed some of the functions of the MLA on 1 October 2012 following its closure.

The full MLA report can also be downloaded here.

Author:Russell Pask and Sarah Wilkie