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IMLS grant to University of Illinois

Nearly Half a Million Dollars for University of Illinois and Pew Research Center Internet Investigation, Institute of Museum and Library Services press release, October 5, 2005.

The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services announced a cooperative agreement today with the University of Illinois Library Research Center (LRC) to investigate, in partnership with the Pew Internet & American Life Project, how effectively public libraries and community technology centers provide government information to people with limited access to the Internet. The agency awarded $495,053 for the national study; findings and recommendations for improving services to the public are expected in October 2007.

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  1. Thanks for announcing this good news. We need to know all we can about our users and potential users of government information. If GPO and the rest of the federal government are serious about wanting to be where their users are, they’ll be careful about making changes until this study is complete.

    “And besides all that, what we need is a decentralized, distributed system of depositing electronic files to local libraries willing to host them.” — Daniel Cornwall, tipping his hat to Cato the Elder for the original quote.

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