theanalogdivide is a blog devoted to examining the intersection of online technology with traditional library services. The term “analog divide” is a play on the “digital divide,” which addresses the gaps in physical technology existing between one group of people and another. But equipment is only a small part of the issue. Great gaps still exist in training and the general understanding of how technology operates. As technology itself becomes a greater part of the social environment, these competencies become even more essential. Libraries – perhaps the last pure nexus point of community and information within the public sphere – are uniquely suited to play an important role in taking on this problem.
The name “analog divide” would also make for a great synth-pop combo.
theanalogdivide is operated by Toby Greenwalt, Virtual Services Coordinator at Skokie Public Library. Please direct your blog-related emails to toby [at] theanalogdivide [dot] com.
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