December 14, 2017

A Brief Look at Digital Content Available From Utah’s Public Libraries

From The Salt Lake Tribune

In 2011, Utah’s public libraries offered a collective total of 111,670 ebooks and audiobooks, according to data collected by the Utah State Library.

By 2013, that number had grown to include more than 1 million audiobook and ebook titles.

“Utahns have increasingly relied on digital resources to answer day to day questions,” Morris said, “to answer business questions, to answer life’s questions, to answer whatever questions they may have.”

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The mobile app FarFaria, which allows users to access one book for free each day from its library of digital children’s books, recently released a report on its user data that showed Utah children were among the country’s most regular e-readers.

FarFaria users in Utah read an average of 12 ebooks each month during the summer of 2014, compared to the app’s national average of 9.6 books.

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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