Public access and development: New brief released


A brief based on some of the emerging findings of the Global Impact Study, Public access and development: The impact of public access venues and the benefits of libraries, has just been released. This two-page brief describes findings about the impact of public access venues on development, …

Global Impact Study presents at IFLA 2012


Global Impact Study's Melody Clark had the opportunity to present some of the study's findings at the International Federation of Library Association's (IFLA) annual conference in Helsinki, Finland on August 16, 2012. The presentation, part of the Policy, Strategy, and Advocacy track, focused …

Global Impact Study presents at IFLA 2012


Global Impact Study's Melody Clark had the opportunity to present some of the study's findings at the International Federation of Library Association's (IFLA) annual conference in Helsinki, Finland on August 16, 2012. The presentation, part of the Policy, Strategy, and Advocacy track, focused …

Updated user survey dataset available


The Global Impact Study has updated the user survey dataset on the Global Impact Study web library. Most of the data remains the same - the only change to the dataset was to fix the above and below poverty line variables due to a syntax error in the previous dataset.

Innovation Spaces, Take Two


OK so here’s my latest attempt to come up with a practical definition of innovation spaces and why they matter for development. Innovation spaces are environments that foster community, creativity, and production. They provide a physical place to explore, experiment, and engage with new …