- A nice summary appears here: http://www.lrs.org/news/2011/04/28/new-closer-look-report-u-s-public-libraries-and-the-use-of-web-technologies-2010/
- The full 56-page report / PDF is at http://www.lrs.org/documents/web20/WebTech2010_CloserLookReport_Final.pdf
Friday, April 29, 2011
Use of Web Technologies = Library Success!
You must review the report just put out by the Library Research Service (a unit of the Colorado State Library) on the use of web technologies in libraries, which tells us that only 32% of libraries in 2010 had a Facebook page, but that the libraries who were "early adopters" of social media (those who had FB pages in their 1st 2008 study, for example), showed a significant increase in all traditional measures of library success - increased circulation, library visits, & program attendance - even when you adjusted for the levels of expenditure of libraries in the study.