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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | library and information science | Scoop.it
More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.

This report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project examines how readers (age 16 - 29) "encounter and consumer books in different formats." There are many findings in this report and three are listed below (quoted):

* 83% of American between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year. Some 75% read a print book, 19% read an e-book, and 11% listened to an audio book.

* Many of these young readers do not know they can borrow an e-book from a library, and a majority of them express the wish they could do so on pre-loaded e-readers.

* High schoolers (age 16 -17) are especially reliant on their library for their reading and research needs...College age-adults (ages 18 - 24) show interesting shifts in their reading habits compared with high schoolers. They have the highest overall reading rate of any age group...Adults in their late twenties (ages 25 - 29) exhibit different patterns when compared with younger age groups.

Many more facts on reading habits, how e-content affects reading habits, and other areas related to reading are also covered.


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CLIR report examines what Academic Libraries can learn from their users

CLIR report examines what Academic Libraries can learn from their users | library and information science | Scoop.it

This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve library technologies, space, and services.  It is available in pdf format only at  http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub161.

 

This report is the second of two volumes published by CLIR that focus on participatory design. The first, Participatory Design in Academic Libraries: Methods, Findings, and Implementations, was published in October 2012.


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Collection Visualisation

Collection Visualisation | library and information science | Scoop.it
This post is just a collection of examples that relate to the visualisation of collections. It saves me sending a number of tweets back to two colleagues in the US who started a conversation about ...

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Karen R. Harker's curator insight, August 10, 2013 9:39 AM

Cooooool...a Spectrogram of the library (based on call numbers)

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What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy

What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy | library and information science | Scoop.it

Whether they work at a big research university, a small four-year college, or something in between, academic-library directors share a “resounding dedication” to teaching information literacy to undergraduates. Beyond that, the priorities they set for their libraries depend on the size and nature of their institutions and how many (or few) resources they have to work with.

Those findings come out of a 2013 survey of American library directors,released on Tuesday by Ithaka S+R US. That’s the consulting and research arm of the nonprofit Ithaka group, which works on “transformative uses of new technologies in higher education.”  

 

The Ithaka S+R US Library Survey 2013 report examines how the leaders of academic libraries are approaching systemic changes in their environment and the opportunities and constraints they face in leading their organizations. While exploring key topics covered in the 2010 survey of library directors, such as strategic planning, collecting practices, and library services, in 2013 the survey also introduced a new emphasis on organizational dynamics, leadership issues, and undergraduate services.

 

Download the report here:  http://www.sr.ithaka.org/research-publications/ithaka-sr-us-library-survey-2013


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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, March 26, 2014 11:50 AM

This report examines how the leaders of academic libraries are approaching systemic changes in their environment and the opportunities and constraints they face in leading their organizations. While exploring key topics covered in the 2010 survey of library directors, such as strategic planning, collecting practices, and library services, in 2013 the survey also introduced a new emphasis on organizational dynamics, leadership issues, and undergraduate services.

 

Download the report here:  http://www.sr.ithaka.org/research-publications/ithaka-sr-us-library-survey-2013