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Thursday, 29th October 2015

UK: Digital Exclusion Heatmap

Source: Go ON UK

From Press Release:

The Go ON UK Digital Exclusion Heatmap shows the likelihood of exclusion from a digital United Kingdom at Local Authority level....

Eight different metrics have been used to calculate the overall likelihood of exclusion. Four of these are digital metrics (infrastructure, access, Basic Digital Skills and Basic Digital Skills used), which have been aggregated to provide a combined digital indicator. Four are social metrics (age, education, income and health), which have been aggregated to create a combined social indicator.

These combined indicators have been further aggregated using a formula designed by the London School of Economics and Political Science to provide, for the first time, a single measure of predicted overall exclusion from a digital United Kingdom.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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