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Ecologies of innovation and public libraries


Over the past couple of years, I’ve spent more and more time in the “innovation” space, attending conferences and workshops, speaking with leaders in the public library field, visiting innovation hubs from Africa to South America, doing a bit of research on innovation spaces, and otherwise …

What is innovation?


In our research on innovation spaces, we needed to arrive at a definition of innovation that fit the spaces we were observing. It was not entrepreneurship, as that would be too narrow and not explain many of the uses. Rather, it was about problem solving, and making use of these spaces to find …

New website!


We are pleased to announce the launch of our new site. As an organization that studies technology use around the world, it was an interesting journey to develop a system for our own center. We of course wanted the site to tell the TASCHA story, convey all the right information, be easy to …

Library assessment visit to the Philippines


Library assessment visit to Philippines with IREX as part of the Beyond Access campaign. Despite their large numbers, libraries remain outside most government ICT programs. There are lots of opportunities for libraries to play a larger role in national development efforts, though it will …

TASCHA Turns Ten!


It’s been 10 years! On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, the TASCHA team brought together our colleagues, supporters, and fans to celebrate a decade of research on technology and social change.

ITID Special Issue: Harvard Forum II


The Harvard Forum II gathered Nobel laureates and eminent technologists, economists, and communications researchers and practitioners from across the globe at Harvard University in September 2009. Sponsored by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and hosted by the Berkman …