July 7, 2015

Fresno State University: From Laptops to the Reference Desk, “Library Student Services Vary in Popularity”

From The Collegian: (Student Newspaper at Fresno St. University) Since its remodel in 2009, The Henry Madden Library has had 4,262,955 students, faculty, and community members walk through its doors, but few of those people know all that it has to offer. “I wasn’t exposed to any of the services,” said Michelle Moua, a second-year […]

Highlights From The Survey of Academic Library Subject Specialists: Biology & Medical Sciences

Selected findings from a new Primary Research Group report. From the The Survey of Academic Library Subject Specialists: Biology & Medical Sciences Summary Page: This study is based on data from 55 colleges with programs in medicine and biology, predominantly from medical schools and PhD-level or research universities in the United States, Canada, the UK, […]

Fast Facts: China Moves Ahead of U.S. As World’s Largest Smartphone Market


New data from Flurry, a mobile data analytics company. From the Flurry Blog: Just days into the Chinese New Year (Year of the “Snake” for anyone keeping track), China has passed the U.S. to become the world’s top country for active Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. This historic milestone takes place a year after […]

New From Pew Internet: The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012

From Pew Internet: A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services. Internet users under 50 are particularly likely to use a social […]

Report: Ontario Public Library Assoc. Child and Youth Services Committee Teen Services Benchmarks and Statistical Report 2013

Here’s another new report out of Canada. Earlier this week we shared the “National Statistical and Values Profile of Canadian Libraries” published by the Canadian Library Association. Today, a new report from Ontario. Direct to: Ontario Public Library Assoc. Child and Youth Services Committee Teen Services Benchmarks and Statistical Report 2013 (23 pages; PDF) From […]

Reference Shelf: First Look at Key Demographic Characteristics of New Congressional Districts

From the U.S. Census: For the first time, the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey is providing access to detailed demographic data on congressional districts for the 113th Congress. These statistics include age, education, occupation, income and veteran status. They are accessible via Easy Stats, the Census Bureau’s new online tool offering quick and easy access […]

Public Libraries of New Zealand Release 2012 Statistics, Ebook Downloads Increase by 700%

Wow, quite a day for public library numbers. First, Pew Internet survey findings and then IMLS with a new report. Now, let’s move to New Zealand. From a PLNZ News Release: New Zealanders are increasingly using digital library services such as computer and Wi-Fi internet access, EBooks, and audio books, while use of traditional services […]

Pew Internet Releases New Report on Library Services (Plus Commentary)

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The key findings points out something we talk about often on infoDOCKET: there is a pernicious lack of knowledge about what libraries offer both inside the building and what they make remotely accessible.

If we don’t do a better job getting the word out, our services suffer, because no one is going to do it for us.

New Report/Infographic Looks at U.S. Consumer Electronics Usage

New from Nielsen. According to Nielsen’s new U.S. Consumer Usage Report 2012, nearly 120 million people within television homes own four or more TV sets, and 16 percent of television homes own a tablet. [17% own an ereader]. Smartphone owners officially make up the majority of mobile subscribers, as 56 percent owned a smartphone as […]

Center for Digital Future Publishes at USC Annenberg School Publishes World Internet Project Report (4th ed.)

From the Center for Digital Future at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism: The fourth edition of the report features findings on the behavior and views of Internet users and non-users in 11 of the partner countries in the World Internet Project: Australia, Canada, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and […]