Equity-focused Data Analytics for Libraries
Faculty Presentation

Faculty Conference Presentation

Libraries exist as important community anchor institutions (CAIs), defined by the FCC “as schools, libraries, hospitals and other medical providers, public safety entities, institutions of higher education, and community support organizations that facilitate greater use of broadband by vulnerable populations, including low-income, the unemployed, and the aged” (FCC, 2011, p. 38). TV Whitespace (TVWS)-enabled cognitive radios can help libraries propagate robust, (backhaul) internet connections to new community spaces with the goal of keeping citizens connected in everyday and crisis situations. To leverage TVWS successfully, however, libraries, researchers, and information technology professionals must understand the availability of frequency spectrum in their area to know whether TVWS is an appropriate technology for implementation in their community. This presentation will share equity-focused analyses of corporate and public datasets that can help us understand the potential impact of TVWS networking technology to support digital equity among America’s rural and underserved communities.


Register here: https://sjsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/2916432247040/WN_zAVqbcu7R6iHY3Jqbjt2wA

Presenter: Dr. Kristen Rebmann
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Location: Online via Zoom