National Plan for Digital Inclusion in Popular Libraries - Created by Resolution 409/2009

National Committee for Popular Libraries (CONABIP by its acronym in Spanish). Ministry of Culture of Argentina
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This Plan promotes the consolidation of popular libraries as spaces for access, digital inclusion and socially significant knowledge production. It seeks to expand opportunities for access to information, knowledge and exchanges for popular libraries users, and foster networking between libraries, especially in the most disadvantaged sectors due to geographical, economic and social reasons.
Specifically, it provides support for Internet connectivity and computer equipment and hardware, as well as library management software, an online Collective Catalog and remote procedures and services via the agency's portal. Libraries are supported through training on topics related to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Librarian technical assistance is also provided for the improvement of library management systems.
Cultural domains covered by the policy/measure:

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

1250 popular libraries adopted the plan across the country with connectivity and equipment support.
1214 popular libraries had library management software installed and participated in the online popular library collective catalog that contains more than 10 million books.
3 technical assistance, library science and IT nodes.
CONABIP's library science and IT technical assistance service.
1200 popular libraries participated in training courses.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 5.277.742,53

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Popular Libraries Technical Assistance Nodes based in Popular Libraries, Popular library Federations and Universities National Universities ARSAT (Argentine Satellite Solutions)
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Promote networking of popular libraries with other existing public and private networks
Promote the different uses of Library Management Software
Expand the scope of the Technical Assistance nodes and the Training actions
Continue providing support in terms of connectivity and equipment
Expand and improve the services provided by the agency's portal

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Industria editorial