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Dec 11, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Maeve Duggan
54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.
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Technology is changing expectations about how to find and use information, particularly among younger generations, and libraries are changing along the way.
David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times
Jan 22, 2013
Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of “Library Services in the Digital Age,” the report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is how non-groundbreaking its findings are.
Based on “a survey of 2,252 Americ...
Ben Johnson, Marketplace
You don't have to be a book worm to know that in 2013, libraries are changing. San Antonio Texas is planning a library that will feature e-readers, laptops, and tablets -- but no books. My neighborhood spot, the Brooklyn Public Library, has an Inform...
Jack Loechner, MediaPost
Jan 17, 2013
According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, in the past year the number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number of those who ...
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Dec 31, 2012Lee Rainie, Kathryn Zickuhr, Maeve Duggan
13% of those ages 16 and older have accessed library websites via mobile devices
Dec 31, 2012
A new Pew study reports that around 13 percent of Americans aged 16 and older used a mobile device to visit a library website during the past year.
Patrons ages 18-49 were the most likely to use a mobile device for the library, while those 65 and ...
Dec 28, 2012Lee Rainie
In a survey this fall, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project asked whether people had accessed the internet at a library in the previous 12 months. Some 26% of those ages 16 and older said they had.
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Dec 27, 2012Lee Rainie, Maeve Duggan
23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%
Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post
Dec 27, 2012
America’s obsession with digital tablets is driving a boon in e-book reading, a new survey shows, a trend that is dampening the appeal of printed books and shaking the centuries-old publishing business.
The share of Americans who read e-books grew...
Patricia Reaney, Reuters
(Reuters) - The popularity of electronic books is increasing in the United States, with nearly one-quarter of American bibliophiles reading e-books, according to a survey released on Thursday.
The number of e-readers aged 16 years and older jumped...
David Streitfeld, New York Times
“The printed page/ was just half a millennium’s brief wonder,” theorized John Updike in a late poem. Exactly when the old order will be completely overthrown is in some dispute, however.
The original thinking was that digital books would triumph v...
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The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project is one of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center. The Center is supported by The Pew Charitable Trust.