The Digital Divide in North Carolina Public Libraries

by Potter, Kelly

Abstract (Summary)
The digital divide has been affecting people throughout the world since computers and the internet were introduced. In North Carolina, public libraries have become a way for those without access to use technology. This paper analyzes the current literature on the digital divide and then looks at data that focuses on North Carolina residents. The data show that, although there are still differences in who has access, access in public libraries does not mirror the access of the general population. Those who can benefit from public library access are not always doing so. This information will help library professionals to further understand their patrons and inspire them to create a future plan for targeting the populations that need access.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Deborah Barreau

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:digital divide public libraries north carolina access to technology


Date of Publication:04/08/2007

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