Backgrounder: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books”

Backgrounder: Pew Research Center’s “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books”

Information provided by OITP regarding the recent PEW report.

The newest report examines the roles that libraries play in the shifting digital terrain as e-reading, tablet computers and e-book readers become more popular. The report offers opportunities – and perhaps also some challenges – for libraries around the country to tell their own e-book stories. This backgrounder is intended to briefly share report highlights, key messages developed by the American Library Association Digital Content and Libraries Working Group, and additional data and resources that may assist libraries as they communicate about this greatly expanding area of library collections and services.