September 26, 2017

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 […]

GenY and Mobile: Cisco Releases Connected World Technology Report 2012

From Cisco: Ninety percent of Gen Y surveyed worldwide said they check their smartphones for updates in email, texts and social media sites, often before they get out of bed, according to the 2012 Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR). There are 206 bones in the human body, and the smartphone could plausibly be considered […]

Children Borrowing More Books From Japan’s School Libraries & More New Library Statistics

From Kyodo News Service (via The Japan Times): The number of books checked out by elementary school children from libraries nationwide reached a record average of 26 per child in fiscal 2010, the education ministry said. The increase from 18.8 per child in the previous survey in fiscal 2007 apparently reflects the trend of refraining […]

Statistics: Mobile Browsing Share Exceeds 10% for the First Time

From NetMarketShare: For the first time in our sample [NetMarketShare provides usage stats for many Internet services], browsing on mobile devices has exceeded 10% of all browsing.  This actually underestimates the total amount of browsing share on mobile devices, since our sample does not contain data on apps, like maps.

Reference: Report/Statistics/Infographic: Mobile Phone Access Reaches Three Quarters of Planet’s Population

From The World Bank: Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level, which is not so much about the phone but how it is used, says a new report released today by the World Bank and infoDev, its technology […]

Education Statistics: NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

New online from the National Center for Education Statistics. Title Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11 Highlights Between 2009-10 and 2011-12, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased more for in-state students (9 percent increase) […]