Innovative library services “in the wild”
Our new report takes a close look not only at how Americans are using public libraries, but also what sort of services and programming they think libraries should offer — and what they say they would use in the future. For this last point, we asked about a range of potential offerings. Here are illustrations of some of these more innovative services, to see what they look like on the ground — as well as some “fun and funky” services that we’ve seen pop up at libraries across the county.
The Best (and Worst) of Mobile Connectivity
Mobile phone owners like the convenience and ease of connectivity, but rue that they can be interrupted more easily, have to pay the bills, and face bad connections.
Rural e-patients face access challenges
Rural residents in the U.S. lag behind those in suburban and urban areas when it comes to technology adoption.
Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed differences in how different demographic groups use technology at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.
25% of American Adults Own Tablet Computers
A quarter of American adults now own tablet computers, a major increase from the first measurement of tablet ownership by Pew Internet in the late summer of 2010.
Changes to the way we identify internet users
In our surveys this summer, we added a question about mobile internet connectivity to help us capture internet users who may access the internet on mobile devices.
Senior Citizens and Digital Technology
Lee Rainie will describe the Project’s research about those 65 and older use of technology
Reaching Your Audience in the Digital Age: Key Research Trends to Watch
Aaron Smith will share the Pew Internet Project’s most recent data on the constantly shifting digital ecosystem in the U.S. and highlight some major trends that have emerged since the project’s inception in 1999.
The Future of Higher Education
Experts expect more-efficient collaborative environments and new grading schemes; they worry about massive online courses, the shift away from on-campus life
Internet Use and Home Broadband Connections
According to our April 2012 survey, 82% of American adults use the internet and 66% have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Here’s a closer look at internet use versus broadband use by various demographic groups.