Public access to ICTs: Sculpting the profile of users


Sciadas, G., Lyons, H., Rothschild, C. & Sey, A. (2012). Public access to ICTs: Sculpting the profile of users. Seattle: Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington Information School. Retrieved January 14, 2012 from

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This is the first in a series of working papers produced by the Global Impact Study to share early results from our surveys of operators, users, and non-users of public access1 information and communication technologies (ICTs) in libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés. This paper outlines the characteristics of users – their demographics, history of using ICTs and reasons for using public access ICTs – based on descriptive data from the user survey.