Category Archives: Library – General

Pew Internet & American Life Project on Younger American’s Library Habits and Expectations

The Pew Internet & American Life Project late last month issued a new report on the library habits and expectations of younger Americans, i.e., those aged 16-29.

Please see here for a summary of the report’s findings as well as related information and links.

And the full report is here.

Bottom line:

Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and Internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.

A Helpful Resource (that’s been around a while): AALL’s Legislative Action Center

A helpful resource on current U.S. federal and state legislative activity — which has been around a while (since October 2011, actually, per this posting) — is the American Association of Law Libraries’ (AALL’s):

Legislative Action Center (LAC)

Content at the LAC frequently includes convenient “Advocacy One-Pagers” — see, for example:

  • here ["Urge your Representative to Support the Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act (H.R. 1380)], &
  • here [PDF of Advocacy One-Pager "Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act"]

The LAC is helpfully searchable too, per the following layout:

Search within Government Relations

[Advanced Search]

 

Cross-posted on Legal Research Plus.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to Launch April 18-19, 2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) — which is intended to lead “the first concrete steps toward” making “the cultural and scientific record available to all” (please see here) — is scheduled to open with a series of “launch” events on April 18-19, 2013 at the Boston Public Library.

Please see:

With New Leader, Digital Public Library of America Prepares for Its Debut

Hat tip to ResourceShelf.com.

Cross-posted on Legal Research Plus.