- 80%. Borrowing books
- 80%. Reference librarians
- 77%. Free access to computers and the Internet
Wider uses of technology (% very likely to use)
- 37%. Online research services allowing patrons to pose questions and get answers from librarians
- 35%. Apps based access to library services and programs
- 35%. Access to technology “petting zoos” to try out new devices.
- 34%. GPS-navigation apps to help patrons locate material inside library buildings
- 33%. “Redbox”-style lending machines or kiosks located throughout the community where people can check out books, movies or music without having to go to the library itself:. (A contrarian view)
- 29%. “Amazon”-style customized book/audio/video recommendation schemes that are based on patrons’ prior library behavior\.
Fayetteville. Sound familiar?
Lots more to look at in this report, particularly Part 4, What People Want From Their Libraries.
Another opportunity to share a favorite quote.
In the same way that libraries have continued, and will continue, to evolve.