PublicationsApril 4, 2012

The rise of e-reading

21% of Americans have read an e-book. The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.

UncategorizedJanuary 27, 2012

A Snapshot of E-reader and Tablet Owners

The number of Americans owning either an e-reader or tablet jumped from 18% in December 2011 to 29% in January 2012. Who are these owners? View a breakdown of e-reader and tablet owners who belong to different demographic groups.

PublicationsJanuary 23, 2012

Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers, which also jumped from 10% to 19% over the same time period.

UncategorizedSeptember 23, 2011

Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital Age

Director Lee Rainie looked at the “state of reading” in the digital age by going through Pew Internet data about how teens use the internet, smartphones, and social networking sites. He argued that reading is now 1) raw material for further creati…

UncategorizedJune 27, 2011

E-reader ownership doubles in six months

Adoption rate of e-readers surges ahead of tablet computers

UncategorizedOctober 14, 2010

Americans and their gadgets

As the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for “anytime, anywhere” access to news, information, friends and entertainment.

UncategorizedSeptember 20, 2010

Information on the go

This talk, the keynote address at the Arizona State Library’s E-Reader Summit and Technology Showcase, will highlight trends in mobile internet access, e-reader and tablet computer use, and mobile apps.

UncategorizedJuly 29, 2010

My Digital Library: Leveraging Today’s Mobile and Participatory Information Ecosystem

In this international course, Kristen will share data on the growing mobile landscape both globally and in the US, highlight key aspects of today’s changing information ecology, and explore with librarians how they can leverage these two trends in…

UncategorizedJune 25, 2010

Promoting Teen Reading with Web 2.0 Tools | YALSA Pre-Conference

Kristen Purcell will be speaking at the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) ALA pre-conference in Washington DC, as part of a panel entitled “Promoting Teen Reading with Web 2.0 Tools.”

UncategorizedNovember 26, 2007

Is it possible to end the opposition between books and the internet?

Is it possible to end the opposition between books and the internet?