Abstract: Innovations Made Possible by High-speed Broadband in Public Libraries

Presenter(s): Tom Fortin, San Mateo County Public Library; Derek Wolfgram, Redwood City Public Library; Linda Crowe, Peninsula Library System; Cliff Frost, CENIC

Discussion topics to include:

  1. Patron services and library programs implemented as a result of the 1G connection
  2. Unexpected benefits and obstacles
  3. Patron services and library programs envisioned as a result of the 1 G connection
  4. The Edge Initiative as a statewide (national) framework for planning and assessing the impacts of high speed broadband in libraries
  5. Status of Library connectivity project