Looking at the Digital Divide

Jessamyn West

"The 'digital divide' refers to the fact that certain parts of the population have substantially better opportunities to benefit from the new economy than other parts of the population." - Jakob Nielsen

Notes and Resources

Further Reading

Where we are

Why Libraries?

Common misconceptions

Working Examples

A few websites that work

Jessamyn West is a community technology librarian in Vermont and the editor of the weblog librarian.net. She teaches email classes for seniors, builds tiny websites for tiny libraries and advocates for sensible technology use for everyone. Her book Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide is coming out in May 2011.