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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
E-reader ownership doubles in six months
Adoption rate of e-readers surges ahead of tablet computers
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 â€œanytime, anywhereâ€ access to news, information, friends and entertainment.
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.
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…
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.”