Bridging the Digital Divide project (for the culturally marginalized class)
Bridging the Digital Divide project (for the culturally marginalized)
The project aims to reduce the gap in the sharing, enjoyment and acquisition of knowledge and information for the culturally marginalized.
▪While various projects are being implemented to bridge the knowledge and digital divide, one of the most noticeable facts is that some of these projects utilize the digital technology of Korea, and that the access to knowledge is being recognized as an important issue for cultural diversity and pursuit of cultural rights.
▪This project will encourage the culturally marginalized class to enjoy and benefit from cultural activities by narrowing the knowledge and information gap.
▪The project to assist low-income earners’ access to knowledge and information
▪ The small library revitalization project: 271,262 dollar (as of 2016)
▪ The Library in My Hand project
▪ The audio book sharing project
▪The Saturday NIE (Newspaper in Education) Class project: 174,575 dollar (as of 2016)
The result of the evaluation of the Small Library Revitalization Project is as follows. It increased the small libraries each year, together with the number of new ones. The operation days and hours, and library programs also increased. However, they suffer from a lack of professional personnel, in addition to the low attendance in the educational programs for librarians and volunteers. The gap between the libraries in urban and remote areas still remains significant.