UncategorizedDecember 20, 2012

Reading & Library Habits in Different Communities

A snapshot of the reading and library habits within the different types of communities studied.

UncategorizedOctober 23, 2012

Libraries Transformed: Research on the changing role of libraries

Lee Rainie will describe the latest findings of the Pew Internet Project about libraries and the new mix of services they are offering their patrons—and considering offering.

UncategorizedOctober 12, 2012

The Rise of E-Reading

Kathryn presented Pew Internet’s data on e-books at libraries at the 2012 Florida Public Library Directors’ meeting on October 12 in Tallahassee, Florida.

UncategorizedOctober 4, 2012

What Can Libraries Learn from New User (and Non-User!) E-Reading Data from the Pew Internet Project?

Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr and ALA Program Director Larra Clark will present Pew Internet data on e-books at libraries to public library staff and researchers at the Library 2.0 virtual conference, including a brand new analysis…

UncategorizedJune 24, 2012

The Rise of E-Reading

Director Lee Rainie shared recent survey findings and other research about the rise of e-books, their impact on people’s reading habits, and the way that library patrons are hoping to avail themselves of e-book borrowing. He also explored general …

PublicationsJune 22, 2012

Libraries, patrons, and e-books

12% of e-book readers have borrowed an e-book from a library. Those who use libraries are pretty heavy readers, but most are not aware they can borrow e-books.

UncategorizedMay 18, 2012

Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world

Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies, and shared highlights from our report on the rise of e-reading.

UncategorizedMay 10, 2012

Learning in the digital age

Lee Rainie will give the keynote presentation titled “Learning in the Digital Age: Where Libraries Fit In” at the 21st Annual Minitex ILL Conference in Minnesota.

UncategorizedApril 25, 2012

Public libraries in the digital age

Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented findings on the rise of e-reading, including reading-device ownership and the general reading habits/preferences of Americans.

UncategorizedApril 5, 2012

Why people like to read

Asked to tell us what they like most about book reading, those who had read a book in the past 12 months gave a host of reasons that ranged from the highly practical to the sublime.