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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.
Apr 24, 2013Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie discussed the Project’s latest research about how people use technology and how people use libraries, and the implications of this work for libraries.
Apr 9, 2013Lee Rainie
Director Lee Rainie spoke at the Computer in Libraries 2013 Conference on Tuesday's event, during its "Innovative & Awesome Tech" session.
Luis Hernandez, Nevada Public Radio
Feb 21, 2013
Surveys show that people who go to public libraries want more e-book options. But, the same survey shows that people in general still want to have traditional books to check out. Will technology eventually force out paper books? And, how are local li...
Feb 13, 2013Lee Rainie
A webinar presenting research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, providing insight on what types of services Americans value in their library and what types of services they would like to see their library start to offer...
Jan 26, 2013Lee Rainie
Join Lee Rainie to hear firsthand new findings about library services: what the public wants (and does not want) at libraries, as well as details from library focus groups on how libraries are coping with the new mix of services.
Jan 25, 2013
We asked people whether they would use a variety of possible new activities and features at libraries. Our list was weighted towards services that are rooted in technology and allow more tech-related interactions with libraries and at them.
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Jan 23, 2013Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie will present Pew Internet data at the Young Adult Library Services Association's Summit on Libraries & Teens regarding teens libraries in today's digital world.
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Leslie Kaufman, New York Times
Jan 22, 2013
Free access to computers and the Internet is now nearly as important to library patrons as borrowing books, according to a new survey.
The survey, released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, found that 80 percen...
Jan 22, 2013Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell
Public library patrons embrace new technologies – and would welcome more. But many still want printed books to hold their central place.
Monica Spain, KPLU - NPR
Are you the person with a neat pile of library books on your bedside table? Or maybe you're a screen person with electronic copies of the latest e-books. Whether your preference is traditional print or digital, a new report says libraries won't be gi...
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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.