Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world
Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies, and shared highlights from our report on the rise of e-reading.
Learning in the digital age
Lee Rainie will give the keynote presentation titled “Learning in the Digital Age: Where Libraries Fit In” at the 21st Annual Minitex ILL Conference in Minnesota.
Public libraries in the digital age
Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented findings on the rise of e-reading, including reading-device ownership and the general reading habits/preferences of Americans.
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.