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Storey, Tom, Ed. – OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2007
The practice of using a social network to establish and enhance relationships based on some common ground--shared interests, related skills, or a common geographic location--is as old as human societies, but social networking has flourished due to the ease of connecting on the Web. This OCLC membership report explores this web of social…
Descriptors: Privacy, Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Internet
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2005
"Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources" (2005) summarizes findings of an international study on information-seeking habits and preferences. With extensive input from hundreds of librarians and OCLC staff, the OCLC Market Research team developed a project and commissioned Harris Interactive Inc. to survey a representative…
Descriptors: Search Engines, Marketing, Libraries, Foreign Countries
Aldridge, Fiona; Tuckett, Alan – 2002
Adult participation in learning in England and across the nations of the United Kingdom was examined in 2002, and the survey findings were compared to those of earlier surveys. Overall, 42% of the 4,896 people interviewed in the weighted sample survey of adults aged 17 and over reported having engaged in learning in the past 3 years. For the first…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Age Differences
Aldridge, Fiona; Tuckett, Alan – 2001
Adult participation in the United Kingdom in 2001 was examined through interviews with a weighted sample of 6,310 adults over age 17 across Great Britain with a boosted sample in Wales. The following were among the key findings: (1) for the first time in 20 years, there was a marked upswing in adults' participation in learning from the previous…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Age Differences, Comparative Analysis