Internet users in Public libraries

Karen Harker harker at
Wed Sep 17 09:58:58 EDT 1997

I would like to develop a research proposal to study users of the Internet
in the public library.  Specifically, I want to determine if these users
have no access to the Internet elsewhere (home, work, friend/relative).
The purpose of determining this would be to let public libraries know if
they are reaching the truly 'information-poor', or if more effort is
needed in this goal.

A cursory search in LibraryLit and LISA revealed only a few resources,
most of which are in England.  Does anyone know of any research, either
completed or in process, inquiring into who these Web users are?

Thank you for any future response.

".....Want to know the rest, hey, buy the rights." - OMC
Karen R. Harker					214-648-2001
Librarian I					214-648-3007 (fax)
The University of Texas				
Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas  75235-9049
harker at

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