Advocacy and evidence for sustainable public computer access: Experiences from the Global Libraries Initiative

  title={Advocacy and evidence for sustainable public computer access: Experiences from the Global Libraries Initiative},
  author={Janet Sawaya and Tshepo Maswabi and Resego Taolo and P. Andrade and M{\'a}ximo Moreno Grez and P. Pacheco and Kristine Paberza and Sandra Vigante and Agniete Kurutyte and Ugne Lipeikaite and J. Jeżowska and M. Kochanowicz},
  journal={Library Review},
  • Janet Sawaya, Tshepo Maswabi, +9 authors M. Kochanowicz
  • Published 2011
  • Business
  • Library Review
  • Purpose – This paper aims to draw together the evidence‐based advocacy experience of five national programs focused on developing public access information and communications technologies (ICT) via public libraries as grantees of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Libraries Initiative.Design/methodology/approach – The authors describe a common approach to strategic advocacy and to impact planning and assessment. They then outline the experience of each program in using a range of… CONTINUE READING
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