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Public libraries play a central role in providing access to data and ensuring the freedom of digital knowledge.

Lee, Ben (2014) Public libraries play a central role in providing access to data and ensuring the freedom of digital knowledge. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (17 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Data connectivity is intrinsic to most of our daily lives. The place which exists in almost every community large or small, rural or urban, is the public library. Ben Lee argues that not only do libraries provide free access to data, but they do so in an environment which is trustworthy and neutral, geared to learning. Access to digital technology increasingly overlaps with access to opportunity and it is important to recognise the role public libraries already play (and have always played) in keeping the gate to knowledge open.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:20
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2020 00:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71643

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