E-Readers & Other Mobile Devices

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A recent Pew Internet study found that 81% of gadget experts agree that the “hot gadgets and apps that will capture the imagination of users in 2020 will often ‘come out of the blue’ and will not have been anticipated by today’s savviest innovators.” Explore topics related to E-readers, smartphones, iPads, and other gadgets and learn how libraries are adjusting services, networks, and collections to meet the expectations of these wired-for-content patrons.

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Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 02 September 2014

Just as political citizenship expects principles of integrity of its citizenry, digital citizenship refers to expected modes of conduct in the digital world. Digital citizenship is an umbrella concept that includes the following: a) Preparing technol...

How Libraries can meet the Evolving Needs of Patrons in the Digital Age

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 August 2014

A webinar presenting research from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, providing insight on what types of services Americans value in their library and what types of services they would like to see their library start to offer...

Libraries are Not a 'Netflix for Books'

 News / Last Modified: 18 August 2014

The recent news about Amazon's Netflix-like service for eBooks and Kindle subscriptions has done more than raise eyebrows. At a time when we see budget crunches and misleading reports about dwindling interest in books and public libraries, an entire ...