Library-led forums on broadband: an inquiry into public deliberation

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Show simple item record Schenck-Hamlin, Donna C. Han, Soo-Hye Schenck-Hamlin, William 2014-09-29T19:14:30Z 2014-09-29T19:14:30Z 2014-09-29
dc.description.abstract Access to high-speed (broadband) Internet in public libraries requires a well-informed public to advocate, particularly in periods of government funding reductions and rapid technical and regulatory change. Libraries are encouraged by the National Broadband Plan to facilitate public inquiry on this issue by holding participatory forums. To collect evidence of the potential public response to library-led forums on this topic using a deliberative protocol, researchers conducted pre- and postforum surveys and content-analyzed recorded transcripts from thirteen library forums in north central Kansas. Results show positive influences of deliberation on participants’ information seeking, political self-efficacy, subsequent issue advocacy, and general satisfaction with the forum experience. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights © 2014 by The University of Chicago en_US
dc.subject Broadband en_US
dc.subject High-speed internet en_US
dc.subject Forums en_US
dc.title Library-led forums on broadband: an inquiry into public deliberation en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi:10.1086/676488 en_US
dc.citation.epage 293 en_US
dc.citation.issue 3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Library Quarterly en_US
dc.citation.spage 278 en_US
dc.citation.volume 84 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid donnash en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid soohye en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid billsh en_US

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