About Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis

Cheryl Ann Peltier-Davis is Digital Initiatives, Cataloguing and Metadata Services Librarian at the Alma Jordan Library at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Review of 2012 and Trends to Watch in 2013

            Paula Hane’s article in ITI’s newsletter NewsBreaks provides valuable information on important technology trends in 2012 and an insight into what to expect for 2013. Here is a brief overview: Hot Topics in 2012 Big Data was the buzzword of the year Data analytics Smartphone adoption skyrockets (45% of […]

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New Pew Report Library Services in the Digital Age

        Pew recently released a new report on Library Services in the Digital Age. here is a summary of the findings: The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing […]

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Social networking popular across globe

    Key findings from a 21-nation survey conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project: Social networking has spread around the world with remarkable speed. In countries such as Britain, the United States, Russia, the Czech Republic and Spain, about half of all adults now use Facebook and similar websites. These sites are […]

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Pew Report: Reading Habits in Different Communities

        Summary of Findings Reading is foundational to learning and the information acquisition upon which people make decisions. For centuries, the capacity to read has been a benchmark of literacy and involvement in community life. In the 21st Century, across all types of U.S. communities, reading is a common activity that is pursued […]

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New Findings Reaffirm Library Borrowers Are Also Buyers

Source: Information Today Inc. Newsletter NewsBreaks An extensive online poll of library ebook readers finds that these patrons purchase an average of 3.2 books (both print and ebooks) each month, and a majority would consider purchasing books discovered on a library website. These ebook borrowers, who are at OverDrive-powered public library websites in the U.S., […]

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