The Role of Public Libraries in Bridging the Digital Divide

The Covid-19 Pandemic has highlighted a number of issues regarding the availability and affordability of broadband internet connection within a number of communities in Canada. Public libraries play a crucial role in bridging the societal gap known as the digital divide.

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Free and Open Source Software as a Driver for Innovation

Free and Open Source Software can play a useful role in education. Although FOSS isn’t always free of charge, it is much more affordable in the long-run for schools, as licensing fees drive up the cost of proprietary software significantly. FOSS can be bought, then copies of the software can be perpetually distributed without any additional costs and easily installed on every computer in a school.

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