ERIC Number: ED469639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Status of Technology and Digitization in the Nation's Museums and Libraries: 2002 Report.
Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) undertook a study of the use of technology and digitization activities in libraries and museums nationwide. This report first presents key cumulative findings of the survey that measured technology use and digitization activities by museums and libraries. It then presents a series of tables and graphs that compare survey responses by museums and libraries based on a variety of categorizations. The most significant of these categorizations is the one on which most sections of this report are based: museum, public library, academic library, and State Library Administrative Agency (SLAA). Further categorizations are by such measures as budget size, size of populations served, and current extent of technology use and digitization. Action recommendations based on the survey results are outlined, and the background on the study and methodology are given. The remaining sections present survey results for each of the following: museums, public libraries, academic libraries, SLAAs, and IMLS Roles. The survey is appended. (Includes 42 figures.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Libraries, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Museums, National Surveys, Public Libraries, State Libraries, Use Studies
For full text: http://www.imls.gov/reports/techreports/2002Report.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC.