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.
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.
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.