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The Pew Research Center’s next report on public libraries in the digital age is being released in March—an in-depth analysis of library users’ and non-users’ habits and attitudes. Research Associate Kathryn Zickuhr explains the findings and their implications for libraries as they plan for the future.

The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) recently talked to key players (including Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie) in the information and technology industries and came up with key trends. Hear about the report as well as other trends our industry watchers see things we need to pay attention to as we plan for our communities in the future.

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  • Public library advocacy is support given to a public library for its financial and philosophical goals or needs. Most often this takes the form of monetary or material donations or campaigning to the institutions which oversee the library. Originally, library advocacy was centered on the library itself, but current trends show libraries...
  • Thomas D. Walker (1956- ) is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in the School of Information Studies. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in information science, library management, public services in libraries, and library architecture. His research interests include Research Methods, Indexing and...
  • Marketest is an internet-based market research firm specialising in Quantitative market research especially for business start ups. Marketest was launched in United Kingdom on March 2008 by Nicolas Keller and was the first of its kind in to offer such a targeted service, it is a subsidiary of Netetudes.
    Marketest conducts research in all areas...

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