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Pew Research Center Unveils New Initiative on Libraries in Digital Age

ITI – “The Pew Research Center announced plans to study how the role of public libraries is changing in the digital age and how library patrons’ needs and expectations are shifting. The new research is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with a 3-year, $1.4 million investment and will be conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Through national surveys, a series of focus groups in a diverse mix of communities, and special surveys of library patrons, the Pew Internet Project will examine how library users’ habits and tastes are changing in the age of ebooks, widespread mobile connectivity, and the existence of vast digital collections. The new research will be launched as the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank based in Washington, DC, expands its research on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world.”

One Response to “Pew Research Center Unveils New Initiative on Libraries in Digital Age”

  1. jessamyn
    October 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Huh. I always liked Pew because I felt that there were no big vendors behind any of their studies. Not like BGMF is a vendor per se, btu I’m curious to see how this one comes out.

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