Oklahoma: Tulsa Libraries See Fewer Visits as E-Traffic, Circulation Rise
From Tulsa World:
The increase of e-book holdings and new policies aimed at “reducing barriers” at the Tulsa City-County Library are among the reasons people are making fewer physical visits to their branches, library CEO Gary Shaffer said.
Year-to-date traffic numbers presented to the library commission last month show that excluding the closed Central Library and the newly opened Librarium the system’s 23 permanent sites have seen traffic decrease by about 4 percent so far this fiscal year.
The numbers, reflecting data through December, show that there were nearly 60,000 fewer visits to the 23 branches than during the same six-month period last year.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.