Celebrate National Readathon Day with TASCHA


TASCHA and fellow iSchool research group US Impact Study have joined together to sponsor a team for the National Readathon Day. We've pledged to read with librarians, librarians-to-be, and book lovers of all types from the University of Washington's iSchool, and beyond. We invite you to …

Myanmar’s online and democratic frontiers


I will soon be travelling to Myanmar as part of the project, Information Strategies for Societies in Transition, to encourage better understanding and use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in the rapidly developing country. Formerly known as Burma, it is undergoing an …

Information Strategies for Societies in Transition


The Information Strategies for Societies in Transition program was developed to address the challenges Myanmar faces as it seeks to “catch-up” in the world’s most economically competitive region. The larger project has four major components: (1) building organizational capacity in civil society, political parties, the media, government ministries, and think tanks to design and implement effective and transparent information solutions; (2) developing and implementing mobile information literacy curricula; (3) growing the capacity of libraries to serve as trustworthy information hubs; and (4) piloting new platforms that tackle digital and information challenges in Myanmar.

Video: Why public access ICTs matter


This video provides an overview of the Global Impact Study of Public Access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies to a diverse range of people worldwide.…