美国人的读书生活

1.12%的16岁以上美国人都是电子书阅读者,他们在去年一年中平均每人读了23本书;
2.62%的美国电子书阅读者没有使用过借阅电子书的服务,而美国3/4的图书馆都提供电子书借阅服务;
3.当下美国电子书借阅服务最让消费者不满意的地方分别是:一直在排队;查无此书;不兼容的文件格式;
4.58%的美国人都拥有一张借阅证,69%的美国人认为本地图书馆对于他们和他们的家庭来说都是非常重要的;
5.借书的人更倾向于买书,电子书阅读者也一样;
12% of readers of e-books borrowed an e-book from the library in the past year. But a majority of Americans do not know that this service is provided by their local library.
Some 12% of Americans ages 16 and older who read e-books say they have borrowed an e-book from a library in the past year.

Most e-book borrowers say libraries are very important to them and their families and they are heavy readers in all formats, including books they bought and books lent to them. E-book borrowers say they read an average (the mean number) of 29 books in the past year, compared with 23 books for readers who do not borrow e-books from a library. Perhaps more striking, the median (midpoint) figures for books reportedly read are 20 in the past year by e-book borrowers and 12 by non-borrowers.

But most in the broader public, not just e-book readers, are generally not aware they can borrow e-books from libraries. We asked all those ages 16 and older if they know whether they can borrow e-books from their library and 62% said they did not know if their library offered that service. Some 22% say they know that their library does lend out e-books, and 14% say they know their library does not lend out e-books.

These findings are striking because more than three-quarters of the nation’s public libraries lend e-books.1

In the general public, even many of those who presumably have an interest in knowing about the availability of free library loans of e-books are not sure about the situation at their local library:

58% of all library card holders say they do not know if their library provides e-book lending services.
55% of all those who say the library is “very important” to them say they do not know if their library lends e-books.
53% of all tablet computer owners say they do not know if their library lends e-books.
48% of all owners of e-book reading devices such as original Kindles and NOOKs say they do not know if their library lends e-books.
47% of all those who read an e-book in the past year say they do not know if their library lends e-books.

原文标题:Libraries, patrons, and e-books
原文作者:Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, Mary Madden and Joanna Brenner

原文链接:http://libraries.pewinternet.org ... trons%206.22.12.pdf

原文下载:PIP_Libraries_and_Ebook_Patrons 6.22.12


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