ORS Studies about Libraries and Librarianship

Digital Inclusion Survey

The Digital Inclusion Survey documents the impact of libraries in building digitally inclusive communities. Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the survey is conducted by the University of Maryland's Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) and the American Library Association, in partnership with the International City/County Management Association.

Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study

The Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study assesses public access to computers, the Internet and Internet-related services in U.S. public libraries, and the impact of library funding changes on connectivity, technology deployment and sustainability.  The study builds on the longest-running and largest study of Internet connectivity in public libraries begun in 1994.