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Lonzo, Lavonia – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Many Americans lack the skills required to use public access computers and the Internet at public libraries (PLs). Staff members of a PL in the Midwestern United States provide basic computer training to support patrons' Internet and public access computer use. However, adult patrons who are beyond the basic skills level and those with…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Adults, Users (Information), Library Services
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2014
In comments submitted April 7, 2014, the Alliance for Excellent Education called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize the federal E-rate program in order to lay the foundation for expanding the program through increased funding. These comments are in response to an E-rate Public Notice issued by the FCC on March 6, 2014…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Financial Support, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Wanucha, Meghan; Hofschire, Linda – Library Research Service, 2013
In 2008, researchers at the Library Research Service (LRS) undertook the "U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies" study, with the intent to document the use of various Internet technologies on the websites of public libraries throughout the nation (Lietzau, 2009). The results of that study set a baseline for the adoption…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Internet, Web 2.0 Technologies, Electronic Libraries
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012
This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field. Most public library staff: (1) Anticipate that the top reason patrons are using their…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Electronic Mail, Public Libraries, Users (Information)
McKendrick, Joseph – Computers in Libraries, 2012
There is a growing shift to digital offerings among public libraries. Libraries increasingly are fulfilling roles as technology hubs for their communities, with high demand for technology and career development training resources. Ebooks and other digital materials are on the rise, while print is being scaled back. More libraries are turning to…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Electronic Libraries, Library Services, Information Technology
Tsuji, Keita; To, Haruna; Hara, Atsuyuki – Online Submission, 2011
We asked the same 60 questions using DRS (digital reference services) in Japanese public libraries, face-to-face reference services and Q & A (question and answer) sites. It was found that: (1) The correct answer ratio of DRS is higher than that of Q & A sites; (2) DRS takes longer to provide answers as compared to Q & A sites; and (3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Reference Services, Library Services
Zylstra, Robert – Computers in Libraries, 2011
The last 5 years have heralded a number of important changes to virtual libraries in academic and public settings. Despite this continual effort to improve library catalogs and websites, the fundamentals of these online spaces remain relatively unchanged. Digital collections are within reach of many libraries, yet they remain difficult to…
Descriptors: Music, Electronic Libraries, Academic Libraries, Foreign Countries
Lietzau, Zeth; Helgren, Jamie – Library Research Service, 2011
It's well known that technology is changing at an increasingly rapid pace and that many public libraries throughout the United States are attempting to adopt new technologies to better reach their patrons. In trade journals, blogs, and at library conferences, professionals in the field have continually discussed the best methods for using web…
Descriptors: Library Research, Electronic Publishing, Public Libraries, Content Analysis
Polanka, Sue, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2010
E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Public Libraries, Academic Libraries, Library Services
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DuBroy, Michelle – Australian Library Journal, 2010
Purpose: A digital branch is just like a physical branch except that content is delivered digitally via the web. A digital branch has staff, a collection, a community, and a building. The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of building individual spaces for different user groups, specifically children, within a digital branch.…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Information Seeking, Internet, Library Services
Zorich, Diane – Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2010
Debates typically invoke an image of individuals arguing over the merits of opposing viewpoints. However, the term has a softer, more deliberative sense that connotes reflection, discussion, and consideration. The 2009 WebWise conference, titled "Digital Debates," was conducted in this spirit, with panelists and attendees engaged in…
Descriptors: Schools, Audiences, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Centers
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Ruthven, Joan – Australian Library Journal, 2010
This article presents the results of a study into the provision of Internet training for adult public library clients. The study, which was completed in 2008, forms part of a larger investigation into the characteristics, preferences and needs of adult public library clients in New South Wales. The aim of this section of the investigation is to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Educational Needs, Investigations, Public Libraries
Agosto, Denise E., Ed.; Hughes-Hassell, Sandra, Ed. – ALA Editions, 2009
"Urban Teens in the Library" is the perfect solution for the concerns and uncertainty many librarians face when supporting this group of patrons and students. From a team of experts who have researched the information habits and preferences of urban teens to build better and more effective school and public library programs, this book will show…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Reading, Reading Programs, Adolescents
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Eakin, Lori; Pomerantz, Jeffrey – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2009
Libraries nationwide are in yet another phase of belt tightening. Without an understanding of the economic factors that influence library operations, however, controlling costs and performing cost-benefit analyses on services is difficult. This paper describes a project to develop a cost model for collaborative virtual reference services. This…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Economic Factors, Reference Services, Costs
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Lindsay, Elizabeth Blakesley – Public Services Quarterly, 2009
With celebrities discussing Twitter on television talk shows, Facebook being used by people to share pictures of their grandchildren, and academic seminars being delivered in Second Life, it is hard to get through a day without being faced with some sort of social networking tool. Librarians often talk about the importance of outreach and of…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Internet, Social Networks, College Libraries
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