Magazine article Information Today

Libraries Quicken Digital Pace

Magazine article Information Today

Libraries Quicken Digital Pace

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Librarians and info pros who attended the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago witnessed the ongoing shifts in the library community firsthand: Budgets are improving slightly overall, but the move to digital has hit warp speed.

A new ProQuest-sponsored report, based on a survey conducted by the Library Resource Guide with Unisphere Research (a division of Information Today, Inc.), tracks the many changes reverberating in libraries from coast to coast. "Libraries: At the Epicenter of the Digital Disruption" parses new critical data into three key sections--Library Finances: Public Libraries Regroup; Library Technologies and Services: Ebooks on the Rise; and Library Strategies: Redefining Mission for the Digital Age.

The 796 library directors, administrators, managers, and librarians who took part in the survey spanned the public, academic, and special libraries sectors for a comprehensive look into today's landscape.

Here are just a few highlights from the report:

* Budgets are getting better overall for most libraries after the economic downturn of 20092010, but not all library sectors are feeling the love. Public community libraries have garnered the most funding; academic libraries, not so much. …

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