August 20, 2014

The State of Mobile in Libraries 2012

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Where do mobile library services stand in 2012? Nearly two years after the 2010 LJ Mobile Libraries Survey, The mobile library landscape has broadened significantly.

To Attract Parents and Kids, Libraries Should Think Mobile

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Public libraries hoping to attract more children and teens, as well as their parents, would do well to focus on mobile technology.

IMLS Seeks Feedback on Digital Inclusiveness Framework

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), in conjunction with the International City/County Management Association and the Seattle-based University of Washington Information School’s Technology & Social Change Group, earlier this month announced its draft framework proposal on building “digitally inclusive communities.” The organizations are seeking public input on the proposal via an online survey through this Wednesday, November 30.

LJ/SLJ Ebook Summit: More School Libraries Offer Ebooks; Increased Demand, Rise in Circulation

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Despite severe budget constraints, the number of school libraries offering ebooks is on the rise-and a majority of media specialists plan to add digital books to their collections over the next two years, says a new study by School Library Journal and Library Journal.

Dramatic Growth | LJ‘s Second Annual Ebook Survey

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We knew ebooks were booming in libraries, but now the 2011 Ebook Penetration & Use in U.S. Libraries Survey, just released by Library Journal and School Library Journal, confirms just how big the boom is. The answer: BIG, but with lots more uptake to go and some telling holdouts as the market and models take shape.

LJ: New Statistics Model for Book Industry Shows Trade Ebook Sales Grew Over 1,000 Percent

A new annual survey of the total U.S. book publishing industry released today shows growing revenue and, even without numbers from 2011, exponential ebook sales.