"If you build it, they will come. Not just words of wisdom from a Kevin Costner movie anymore, but the experience of libraries across America.
They’ve seen a triple-digit jump in the amount of digital lending during the last year due, in part, to the increased use of tablet devices such as the iPad, Kindle, and Nook.
News of the jump came from OverDrive, one of the leading global distributors of eBooks and audiobooks, which powers “virtual branch” sites for libraries and schools. Ahead of a full presentation of 2011 statistics at this year’s American Library Association Midwinter Conference, the company announced that its own library website traffic more than doubled to 1.6 billion page views last year, with the number of book and title catalog pages viewed increasing by 130% to 1.6 billion."
Via Karen du Toit