Networked libraries serving networked patrons
Director Lee Rainie will give the “Networked libraries” speech at the Biblionext conference in Rome, Italy
Do you borrow e-books from your local public library?
If you check out or download e-books from your local public library, please take our qualitative online survey and tell us about your experiences!
Print books vs. e-books: Which is better for what
Our recent e-reading report has received a lot of attention over the past week, and one section in particular that seemed to spark conversation was our “print vs. e-books” showdown. When does print win out over e-books (and vice versa?)
A sneak peek at our research timeline
Over the course of the next two years, we’ll come out with a series of reports examining technology adoption and use in libraries, patrons’ expectations, the “library of the future,” and how libraries fit into people’s lives in all sorts of ways.
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.
Let us be your megaphone
Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you’re someone who loves storytelling as much as we do. And while we at Pew Internet primarily tell stories through data, we also rely heavily on qualitative research to help us better understand the larger trends we observe in our research.
Libraries get a room of their own
You may notice that this website looks and feels a bit different from the home site of pewinternet.org.
NextLibraries: What do Americans want from their libraries?
Laurie Putnam at Next Libraries has a great post up discussing the plans of our new research initiative to study libraries in the digital age.
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.