Information Searches That Solve Problems
There are several major findings in this report. One is this: For help with a variety of common problems, more people turn to the internet than consult experts or family members to provide information and resources.
The new information order
Where do you turn when you have a problem? Family and friends? Experts? Internet searches? Libraries?
We asked those and a variety of other questions on a recent survey and found some surprising things.
This is Library 2.0
I must admit, when I think about the cutting-edge institutions that are leading us into the future, Topeka, Kansas is not usually the first thing that comes to mind.
Teens, Libraries and Web 2.0: Snapshots from a new media landscape
This presentation examines technology use by young patrons and suggests how the behavior and expectations of young internet users might shape the libraries of the future.
Libraries, Older Adults & Technology
Older adults are less likely than younger adults to go online, but there are exceptions — those who “feel” and “do” younger than their chronological age.
Public Policy and The Future of the Internet
What forces will shape the internet in the next decade?
Web 2.0 and what it means to libraries
Pew Internet data and findings related to Web 2.0 applications and activities.
Social Media and Libraries: New applications for a new generation of users
This presentation highlights recent Pew Internet Project research with a special focus on the adoption of social media applications among teenagers and adults in the U.S.
When Libraries Get Social: How tech-savvy teens are shaping library culture
Recent research looking at teens’ online behaviors and communications choices demonstrates that social networking activity is just one element of a larger shift towards greater engagement with participatory media.
Communities, Learning, and the Internet
A discussion of Pew Internet Project findings about how the internet has changed communities and the general learning environment of users.