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CONNECTIVITY FUND. Presented Fall 2003. Goal of Connectivity Fund. Original Priorities: All libraries to acquire a minimum of 56k dedicated Internet access . All Network 2000 Points of Presence to acquire a minimum of 256k access. Other enhancements to bandwidth. . 2003 Priorities:

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connectivity fund

CONNECTIVITY FUND

Presented Fall 2003

goal of connectivity fund
Goal of Connectivity Fund

Original Priorities:

  • All libraries to acquire a minimum of 56k dedicated Internet access.
  • All Network 2000 Points of Presence to acquire a minimum of 256k access.
  • Other enhancements to bandwidth.

2003 Priorities:

  • upgrading access to 128k, at least at main location for current participants.
  • Upgrading to 256k for Connect Ontario libraries providing they serve as a PoP.
  • 56k access at some branches in multi-branch systems.
ministry multi year commitment
Ministry Multi-Year Commitment
  • $1Million for one year initially (1999)
  • Extended for 2 years
  • Recently Announced!Latest commitment date is March 31, 2005
project results
Project Results
  • Year 1: 133 locations received dedicated Internet access
  • Year 2: 2 northern networks funded (ADnet and NEOnet)
  • Year 3: Selected libraries upgraded to ADSL or 128K
surveys
Surveys
  • The purpose: to gather information around the impact of dedicated Internet access on participating libraries and their users.
  • This project information is to be reported to the Ministry and it is information you need to report to your own community
  • Connectivity libraries that participated in the surveys may request their own data from SOLSContact Peter Abbott at pabbott@sols.org or 1.800.387.5765 ext. 5101
need for ongoing survey
Need for ongoing Survey
  • Important to gather data and information on an ongoing basis to highlight the importance of your services to your community
  • Noteworthy information:
    • Number of individuals using your computers
    • Profiles of these users (demographic data)
    • Reason for using computers
connectivity issues
Connectivity Issues
  • Sustainability
    • Connectivity: just one part of the picture
    • Computers and Internet access leads to increased demands on public libraries
    • Rapid advancements in technology
  • Public expectations
    • More equipment, more hours
    • Helpful staff
    • Training opportunities
sustainability no magic recipe
Sustainability: No magic recipe!

Need creative solutions

  • Increase in municipal funding
  • Develop community partnerships
  • Increase public awareness
  • Turn patrons into advocates
  • Involve local officials in library events
valuable resources
Valuable Resources
  • Staying Connected: a Toolkit to Build Support in the Community for Your Technology Programs
    • Prepared by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    • www.gatesfoundation.org/libraries(Select “Staying Connected Toolkit”)
  • A list of websites focusing on technology fundraising strategies is also in your handout