Libraries and Library Use
The growth of public libraries has been a vitally important aspect of the development of the information economy. At least in the U.S., public libraries have achieved near universal service and mediate between wide-area communication and local interests. Public libraries have long been concerned with social networking, content management systems, and user behavior in borrowing/sharing from a collection of works. With the rise of digital works and the Internet, these issues are now of broad interest in the communications industry.
This page links to work Iíve done on libraries. Here are all purple motes posts on libraries. Comments and suggestions welcomed. I am grateful to the persons who have helped me with data and analysis. I would be happy to learn about other work on libraries that might offer insights for current communications industry analysis.
I. Circulating non-book items from libraries
II. Institutional forms of libraries
III. Long-run evidence on user behavior
IV. Other data on libraries
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