Pew report on college students' use of Internet

Smith, Barbara BSmith at
Wed Sep 18 16:09:38 EDT 2002

The Pew Internet & American Life Project released a new study this week: The
Internet Goes to College: How students are living in the future with today's
technology. The full report is available at:

One of the key findings relates to libraries:  "Nearly three-quarters (73%)
of college students say they use the Internet more than the library, while
only 9% said they use the library more than the Internet for information
searching."  The report discusses this more on pages 12-13.  

The report is very thought provoking, and I'll be interested to hear
reactions to it.


Barbara G. Smith,  Technology Officer
Institute of Museum and Library Services
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 802
Washington, DC 20506

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