The internet revolutionized how people find information, and now the rising popularity of both e-books and mobile devices is transforming Americans’ reading habits. The impact of this constantly evolving digital landscape on educational institutions is mixed, as libraries try to keep pace while still serving the needs of traditional patrons, and educators offer conflicting reports on technology’s effects on students’ research habits.
Research associate Kathryn Zickuhr draws on data from the Pew Research Center’s nationally representative surveys, as well as rich qualitative material that lets individual stories shine through. This presentation explores not only how libraries, schools, museums, and other organizations are dealing with the changing technological environment, but also the larger context of how Americans find, consume, and share information in the digital age.
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