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To Attract Parents and Kids, Libraries Should Think Mobile — The Digital Shift

To Attract Parents and Kids, Libraries Should Think Mobile — The Digital Shift | Library Corner | Scoop.it
RT @sljournal: To Attract Parents and Kids, Libraries Should Think Mobile—The Digital Shift http://t.co/aMheP8uf...

"Library patrons between the ages of 21 and 40—those most likely to have young children— turn to mobile technology when looking for content, conducting research, and when trying to locate material for their kids. Nearly 15 percent of this group report they are using mobile services to help their children with research or to find a book, as compared to less than 10 percent of the 2,155 total respondents in “Patron Profiles: Mobile Devices, Mobile Content and Library Apps,” a 45-page report released in January." - http://www.thedigitalshift.com/research/patron-profiles/subscribe/

 


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Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On?

Libraries and Ebooks: What’s Going On? | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Libby Fischer Hellmann:

A discussion about ebooks for patrons with four librarians...

 

"With all of the discussions, opinions, and analyses of ebooks these days, one of the aspects we don’t hear enough about are libraries and how they’re adapting to the e-verse. An article in PW recently discussed the situation from a library’s point of view and pointed out some issues that are impeding the growth of ebook borrowing. As both an author and an avid user of libraries, I decided to approach it a little differently.

 

A large percentage of my readers, maybe even a majority, have borrowed my books from the library in the past, so I’m especially interested how and if library patrons are able to download my ebooks easily. So far, the answer is “kinda-sorta.” The only way I know that patrons can download ebooks is through Overdrive, and there seems to be some issues with Overdrive’s inventory, ie some libraries have titles that other libraries don’t. In other words, no consistency. Which is not a good thing for a mid-list author."

 


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London super libraries defy public spending cuts

London super libraries defy public spending cuts | Library Corner | Scoop.it

Petter Lundsgren:

"As hundreds of libraries are threatened with closure across the UK, three new London super libraries buck the trend in time for National Libraries Day."


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Digital Literacy & Public Libraries | Public Libraries and the Internet

Digital Literacy & Public Libraries | Public Libraries and the Internet | Library Corner | Scoop.it

RT @librarianbyday: Digital Literacy & Public Libraries http://t.co/m2lchMwt..."

 

"With 99% of public libraries offering public Internet access, public libraries provide a vital community link to the Internet, technology, and information. Public libraries are essential providers of employment, educational services and resources, and e-government.

• 93.5% of public libraries report offering classes on general Internet use
• 92.9% of public libraries report offering classes in general computer skills
• 78.8% of public libraries report offering point-of-use technology training
• 57.7% of public libraries report that technology training is important in their communities"


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