An American report on digital resources in libraries: some useful lessons for France

The American Library Association recently published a report on internet access, use and services in public libraries in America, which are the only sites offering free internet access. It also looks at how the service is financed. The report underlines the necessity of offering appropriate services and levels of access and the need for library staff to assist users. It offers a model for public libraries in France, which urgently need to raise their profile as sites offering access and training in digital resources.