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This file contains the source code for the inventory database (http://database.globalimpactstudy.org/). The web application is written in PHP, using the Symfony framework, with a MySQL database back-end. Accompanying the source code is basic documentation describing the various components of the system. The extent of documentation, however, is intended for individuals with experience deploying these types of environments. Please note also that development of this project has ended. Although most bugs have been addressed, there is the possibility that some remain.

Libraries, telecenters, and cybercafés play a critical role in extending the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to a diverse range of people worldwide. However, their ability to contribute to development agendas has come into question in recent times. The Global Impact Study was designed to address this debate by generating evidence about the scale, character, and impacts of public access ICTs in eight countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Lithuania, the Philippines, and South Africa.

As part of its commitment to open data, the Global Impact Study is providing the micro-data for the project surveys. This file contains the Global Impact Study venue survey data in CSV format. The venue survey data is also available in SPSS/SAV format in this web library. The venue survey data includes data from over 1,250 public access venue operators in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines. The venue survey data follows the venue survey instrument, which can also be found in this web library.

As part of its commitment to open data, the Global Impact Study is providing the micro-data for the project surveys. This file contains the Global Impact Study venue survey data in SPSS/SAV format. The venue survey data is also available in CSV format in this web library. The venue survey data includes data from over 1,250 public access venue operators in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines. The venue survey data follows the venue survey instrument, which can also be found in this web library.

As part of its commitment to open data, the Global Impact Study is providing the micro-data for the project surveys. This file contains the Global Impact Study non-user survey data in CSV format. The non-user survey data is also available in SPSS/SAV format in this web library. The non-user survey data includes data from over 2,000 non-users in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines. The non-user survey data follows the non-user survey instrument, which can also be found in this web library.

As part of its commitment to open data, the Global Impact Study is providing the micro-data for the project surveys. This file contains the Global Impact Study non-user survey data in SPSS/SAV format. The non-user survey data is also available in CSV format in this web library. The non-user survey data includes data from over 2,000 non-users in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines. The non-user survey data follows the non-user survey instrument, which can also be found in this web library.

As part of its commitment to open data, the Global Impact Study is providing the micro-data for the project surveys. This file contains the Global Impact Study user survey data in SPSS/SAV format. The user survey data is also available in CSV format in this web library. The user survey data includes data from over 5,000 public access information & communication technology users in public access venues, such as libraries, telecenters, and cybercafes in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines.

As part of its commitment to open data, the Global Impact Study is providing the micro-data for the project surveys. This file contains the Global Impact Study user survey data in CSV format. The user survey data is also available in SPSS/SAV format in this web library. The user survey data includes data from over 5,000 public access information & communication technology users in public access venues, such as libraries, telecenters, and cybercafes in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines.

This working paper describes the methodology for the Global Impact Study’s five-country surveys of public access ICT venue operators, users and non-users. The surveys collected detailed information about the conditions of public access to ICTs, characteristics of public access users, patterns of usage, as well as information on non-users. Local research teams in Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, Ghana, and the Philippines implemented the surveys through personal interviews in and around public access ICT venues.

What is Open Access to Research Data? Is it free and open access to raw data? Access to data collection tools and instruments? Access to data with tools to organize and analyze? These are the types of questions the Global Impact Study is considering as we develop an open approach to our research on the impacts of public access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). The approach we have adopted includes developing an open-access web application to enable meaningful sharing of the data in our inventory of public access ICT venues.

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