ERIC Number: ED416899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, Nos. 123-130. January-August 1997.
Fast Facts: Recent Statistics from the Library Research Service, n123-130 Jan-Aug 1997
Eight issues of a newsletter on recent library statistics provide information on Colorado public library cards, public library use, Internet use by librarians, school library media centers, electronic services in academic libraries, and the role of information in entertainment. In 1995, Coloradans had 2.5 million library cards, and three times as many Coloradans said they visit one or more libraries at least once a month as attend movie theaters at least once a month. According to a briefing paper on the 1996 National Household Education Survey, Colorado ranks 6th in the nation on public library use. Two years after a grant to provide librarians without previous Internet experience with a cost-free, short-term account on Colorado SuperNet, a survey was conducted to assess participants' present Internet usage, effectiveness of their initial and ongoing training, and the overall impact on their professional relationship with patrons. A 1993-94 survey looked at the status of school library media centers in Colorado, neighboring states, and the United States. A survey in fall of 1996 provided data about electronic services in academic libraries in Colorado and the U.S. Between 1993 and 1995, the "information as entertainment" economy grew by 9%, making it by 1995 more than a third of the recreation economy. Data from 1997 is provided on technology in and policies and practices of school library media centers in Colorado. (SWC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.; Denver Univ., CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado