Digital Equity Ecosystems Measurement Project

On June 10th, my colleague Dr. Rafi Santo and I participated in the New York State Library’s Digital Equity Roundtable conversation with the following speakers: Nuha Saho, Vicky Yuki, and Alexis Bhagat, Work of the Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library (FFAPL), funded by the New York Digital Inclusion Fund and Mike Rogers, TechKnowledgeMe. The event was moderated by New York State Librarian, Lauren Moore.

During our presentation, we shared our Digital Equity Ecosystems Measurement project to develop a conceptual framework and an open set of tools to assist local coalitions in measuring the outcomes and impacts of their work to advance digital inclusion, equity, and justice.

Our presentation begins at 24:00 minutes into the video, which is also available online here.

In October, the Digital Equity Research Center at the Metropolitan New York Library Council will publish a white paper with findings from our research, including our participatory design workshops, this year with digital inclusion, digital equity, and digital justice practitioners across the U.S. We hope that this framework and sample tools will be helpful not only to local coalitions, but also to state digital equity offices as state’s across the country begin their state digital equity planning as part of the NTIA’s Digital Equity Grant Programs.

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